Guacamole, the recipe of the gods
One of the most popular and traditional Mexican recipes is guacamole, whose main ingredient is the so-called "green gold" that has been very fashionable for a few years now, however, its use dates back to pre-Hispanic times.

The word guacamole comes from the Nahuatl "Ahuacamolli", a union of the words: "ahuacatl" (avocado) and "molli" (mole or sauce) and according to the legend, this recipe is one of the legacies that the god Quetzalcoatl left for the Mexicas (also known as Aztecs) so they could enjoy the benefits of the avocado.

This delicious combination was prepared with only avocado (mashed), chili and tomato. Although, later with the arrival of the Spaniards and the conquest, more ingredients were added, such as garlic, onion or cilantro. 

Currently, the recipe has many variations, and in Mexico, it is used to accompany different types of foods, such as tacos, tortas, or simply as a snack. 

Now you know a little bit of its history, but we still need to tell you how it’s prepared, that's why we’ll share some recipes, so that you can give a different touch to this sauce so representative and traditional of Mexican cuisine.

Spicy guacamole 

Most Mexicans like spicy food, so if you are one of them, you will love this recipe. 

Ingredients: 

● 3 ripe avocados 
● 1 medium-sized onion 
● 2 serrano peppers 
● 1 tbsp. of red pepper (Cayenne pepper) 
● Fresh cilantro 
● A splash of Tabasco sauce 
● The juice of half a lemon 
● Salt

Preparation: 

1. Finely chop the onion, tomato and cilantro leaves. 
2. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. 
3. Add the avocados pulp, lemon, and salt. 
4. Add the red pepper. 
5. Finely chop the serrano pepper and blend it into the mixture. 
6. Add Tabasco sauce and mash with a fork.

Guacamole with seafood 

Who doesn’t like seafood? Combining the delights of the sea with this wonderful recipe will result in a delicacy that you’ll become addicted to. 

Ingredients: 

● Crab Meat 
● Small shrimp 
● 4 or 5 ripe avocados 
● 1 medium-sized onion or one scallion 
● 1 medium-sized tomato 
● 1 serrano pepper
● Half a lemon 
● Fresh cilantro 
● Salt

Preparation: 

1. Clean the shrimp and crab and cook them well. 
2. Finely chop the onion, tomato, and cilantro. 
3. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. 
4. Add the avocados pulp, lemon, and salt. 
5. Finely chop the serrano pepper and blend it into the mixture. 
6. Mash with a fork. 
7. Add the shrimp and the crab.

Guacamole with fruits 

Ingredients: 

● 4 ripe avocados 
● 4 lemons 
● 2 serrano peppers 
● 2 tbsp. of finely chopped onion 
● 1 peeled and diced mango 
● 1/2 cup peeled and diced Mexican yam 
● 1/4 cup of pomegranate grains 
● Salt

Preparation:

1. Marinate the chopped onion with the juice of 2 lemons and let it rest for one hour.
2. Once ready, throw away the lemon juice and save the onion.
3. Grind the peppers well with the juice of 2 lemons and salt in a blender.
4. Add the avocados one by one and mix until you achieve a creamy consistency.
5. Pour the mixture into a bowl, add the sliced onion, mango, Mexican yam, and pomegranate grains.
6. Stir well.

We hope you enjoy these recipes. We also want to remind you that in Agro Gonzámex we know the importance of maintaining the excellence of Mexican avocados, that's why we have certifications and highly effective processes that help us produce and market the best quality products that meet with international standards. We invite you to know more by clicking here.

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