· 3 avocados
· 1 ½ tomatoes diced
· ½ lemon squeezed
· ¼ onion diced
· 1- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
Mash avocados to the consistency you desire in a bowl. Dice tomatoes and onions and stir in with avocados. Add lemon juice and garlic salt and stir in. You should always add more of any ingredients until it tastes just right to you! You might try chili powder, sour cream, onion powder (instead of onions), etc.
Tell me about guacamole!
This is a Mexican food from the Aztecs back in the 16th century. Their word for it, āhuacamolli, literally means ‘avocado sauce.’ In America, we use it for all sorts of things including (and often) a dip, a condiment for sandwiches, and an ingredient for salad. The sale of avocados reaches up to 30 million pounds on two days every year. Any idea what they might be??? The first is Cinco de Mayo. Probably fairly obvious. The second day is Super Bowl Sunday. This day might have actually been more obvious to many people. When I first ate guacamole, it was at a friend’s house for a Super Bowl party. I knew I recently started liking avocado, but I had no idea how much I would love guacamole until I ate multiple helpings at the party. I have seen it at every Super Bowl party since, graduation parties, summer cookouts, and other various celebrations. This Mexican dish has become a mainstream yummy treat for many people in the U.S. I am sure some eat it on random occasions, (as I do now!), but it is very often at present in gatherings of lots of people.
What does that say about this delicious food? It is a dish that people enjoy together in a social atmosphere among close friends and family. It is eaten during happy times full of fun and celebrating.
So, next time you eat guacamole just look around you to see who you are sharing this dish with and think about how it might mean more than just a yummy dip. J