#NationalGuacamoleDay is Sept. 16
- The word guacamole means “avocado sauce” which originates from the Aztec word “ahuaca-hulli”
- Avocados have been grown and eaten in Mexico, Central and South America since about 500 BC
- There are over 400 varieties of avocado grown around the world
- The Guinness World Record for the Largest Serving of Guacamole, weighing 5,885.24 pounds (that’s almost 3 tons), was set in 2013 by a group of 450 students in Tancitaro, Mexico
- On Super Bowl Sunday, around 53 million pounds of guacamole are eaten in the U.S. on that ONE day!!
And here’s a great recipe to try!!
Chef Shai’s Signature Guacamole Recipe
Yield: 2-3 cups of guacamole
- 3 medium-sized avocados, ripe
- 1 Tomato, fine dice
- ¼ red onion, fine dice
- 1 – 2 garlic cloves minced
- ½ pomegranate or ½ Ataulfo mango finely chopped
- Lime juice & Zest to taste (approximately 1 whole lime)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Remove the inners of the avocados into a medium bowl. Mash until smooth.
- Add tomato, red onion, half the garlic, and pomegranate or mango. Mix until combined.
- Add lime juice, and zest to taste. Add more garlic if needed. Add salt & pepper to taste.
- Serve cold.