Making delicious fresh Guacamole dates back to the ancient Aztecs; the Guacamole then was very similar to what you might make in your own kitchen in this day and age. The more traditional Homemade Guacamole made by the ancient Aztecs simply combined fresh ingredients such as Avocados, a sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, green Mexican chiles, and a little bit of sea salt.
Did you know, that the Aztecs believed the avocado fruit to be an aphrodisiac; maybe that might explain why the avocado was so popular in the Aztec culture. Another reason for the popularity of the fruit may also have to do with the fact that the avocado has the highest fat content of any fruit. The Aztecs had a very Low-fat diet compared with today’s standards, so it makes perfect sense to use the avocado fruit to supplement fats into their diet.
- Aztecs were first found creating Guacamole with a basalt mortar and pestle in Mexico around the 14th-16th centuries.
- The first European written account of guacamole was in 1518; the sauce was widely used by the aristocrats and wealthy.
- The British dubbed the mixture “midshipman’s butter,” after tasting the flimsy concoction the Spanish sailors tried to recreate from their Mexican travels.
- The Hass family planted their first avocado tree in 1920 and began exporting avocados
- Modern day guacamole now has its own national food holiday coinciding with Mexican Independence Day on September 16.
I love how simple and easy it is to make this recipe for Homemade Guacamole; the ingredient list is short and can be found at any local farmers market or your store’s organic section in the produce department. I prefer using fresh, organic, local produce to make my Homemade Guacamole Recipe, however, you can also use regular produce if you find it more budget friendly and it will still turn out fabulous.
Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe
- 3 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
- 1 lime juiced + 1 tablespoon of extra lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 organic vine-ripened tomatoes finely diced
- 1/2 of an organic jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
- 1/2 medium red onion diced
- 1 tablespoon of organic chopped cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Halve the 3 avocados, remove the seeds and scoop pulp from the avocado peel.
- Place the avocado pulp In a large food processor; add the fresh lime juice
- Pulse the food processor till the avocado is smooth.
- Next, add the ground cumin, cayenne, and sea salt; pulse the food processor again.
- Remove the pureed avocado from the food processor; fold in the vine-ripened tomatoes jalapeño, onions, cilantro, and garlic.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice.
- Let sit at room temperature for about 25 minutes tightly covered before serving.
- Serve as a topping or with chips.
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