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Did you know that Guacamole is one of the most popular Super Bowl snacks?! Right up there with Chicken Wings! But it’s been around long before the big game ever took place. Guacamole dates back to the 1500’s and due to its nutritional value was a staple in the Aztec diet, although they called it āhuacamolli – which translated means “avocado sauce.”

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Everyone has their favorite version of this smashed avocado dip. I like to use lemon juice, however lime juice is more traditional. You won’t find onion in this version (not everyone in our house is an onion fan) but you will find finely diced jalapeño, along with fresh cilantro and cumin. The finished product has a nice bright flavor and pairs very well with chips or dolloped on top of your favorite tacos!

When we were in Mexico we ordered table side Guacamole with almost every meal. Fresh ingredients bursting with the right balance of citrus and spice.

Here are a few colorful pictures from our trip…

Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cenote Ik Kil
Cenote Yokdzonot

Guacamole

This is my go-to basic guacamole recipe. Super easy to make and oh so delicious.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium avocados
  • 1 lemon (or lime)
  • 1 small jalapeno fine diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Scoop avocado from skins into a bowl or large mortar and pestle. Squeeze juice of lemon, about 3 tablespooons. Add cilantro, cumin and salt. Mash ingredients together leaving some chunks of avocado. Serve with chips or as a side dish.

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