Guacamole is a Mexican side dish prepared by mashing avocados with various spices, onions, and tomatoes. The word guacamole is derived from Nahuatl, the language of the ancient Mayans (scroll to bottom for spicy definition!), indicating that the recipe is ancient as well. Guacamole can be served as a dip with corn tortilla chips, used as a sandwich spread, or can be used as a filling for tacos and quesadillas.
Making authentic Mexican guacamole is an easy, delicious addition to any table. Here are a few tips for delivering the best bowl of homemade guacamole to your next dinner party!
Word Nerd Alert – The word Guacamole is a combination of two Nahuatl words: Auácatl, which in addition to translating as “avocado” can be translated as “testicle,” and mole, which means “sauce.” Don’t let yer eyeballs fall out, kids. You read that right. MG
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