You’re enjoying the Super Bowl, and it’s down to the last play. It’s your favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles playing against the Dallas Cowboys. As half-time approaches, you go to replenish the declining stock of game snacks and a sudden craving hits you. Guacamole is needed, but you need to know how to make guacamole the way Chipotle does it. (If not better)
Everyone comes to an agreement that guacamole dip would be best suited to go with the game. After all, everyone’s in a fantastic mood, as the Eagles are dominating the championship game. And it’s not just your group – millions of people all over the US consume guacamole. The popular craze has even extended beyond the Super Bowl; guacamole is here to stay.
Why is this food, derived from avocados so popular? Aside from the obvious fact that it’s a great combo with your favorite finger foods – which may lead you to be a bit adventurous with that piece of buffalo wings, I won’t judge – it also comes with various health benefits.
For starters, it’s packed with Vitamins C and E, as well as a healthy dose of unsaturated fat, which helps to reduce harmful blood cholesterol, and chances of a stroke as a result.
Moreover, did I mention that avocados – the main component of guacamole – is loaded with fiber, potassium and anti-carcinogens?
That’s pretty impressive for some simple dip. But enough of the super-awesome powers of guacamole for now. How would you like to create some kick-ass dip for your next get-together? You can even make it for yourself and pair it with some Netflix and chill.
Check out The Ultimate Guacamole Recipe below!
The Ultimate Guacamole Recipe
Prep time – Approximately 30 minutes
At least 3 avocados that have been halved, seeded and peeled; 1 lime, juiced; ½ teaspoon of kosher salt; a half teaspoon of ground cumin; a half tsp. of high quality cayenne pepper; ½ of a medium onion, diced; ½ of a jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced; 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced; 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro, otherwise known as coriander; 1 clove garlic, minced
Prepare a large bowl, then place the avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain the mixture, then reserve the lime juice after all the avocados have been coated.
Next, use a potato masher to purée the salt, cumin and cayenne pepper. Fold in the tomatoes, cilantro, onions and garlic.
Afterwards, add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice, then let sit at room temperature for approximately an hour. Serve when ready.
And that’s it! Personally, I like my guacamole chilled, but I think I’m the minority with that view.
As for applications, it’s a bit of an unspoken rule that guacamole goes great which chips, as I’ve outlined in the beginning, but did you know you can always enjoy it with a nice, cold beer? This can do wonders as a quick snack, after all. Now for some additional nutritional facts with this recipe.
Although it’s a quick recipe, it has a healthy amount of calories, with 172. It has no cholesterol, 2 grams of sugar and up to 11 grams of fiber. It’s also only 2 grams of saturated fat, making it not only a yummy snack, but a healthy one.
Ready to munch on the the ultimate guacamole? With that said, the next time you’re having a party, why not whip up a big bowl of guacamole? This recipe shall let you be the talk of the town for quite some time!