Guacamole can informally be referred to as “guac” in North America is an avocado-based dip that began with the Aztecs in Mexico.This recipe is the very famous Guacamole served in purple cabbage leaves.
In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine it has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt with a molcajete (mortar and pestle). Some recipes call for tomato, onion, garlic, lemon or lime juice, chili or cayenne pepper, yogurt, cilantro or basil, jalapeño and/or additional seasonings.
I have made one more variation to this recipe and that is adding some corn to give it some more crunchiness.
1 onion chopped
2 jalapeños chopped
1/2 cup sweet corn
Salt and pepper as per taste
Purple cabbage for serving
Peel and pit the avocados, immediately squeezing lime halves over the the avocado to prevent browning.
Dice one avocado into quarter inch cubes, and crush the rest with the back of a fork. place in large bowl.
Dice the tomatoes. add to bowl.
Add the onion, jalapaneo, sweet corn and cilantro to the bowl
Finally add salt and pepper
Mix everything with a wooden spoon (or your hands).
Serve in the purple cabbage leaves
Some fun facts about Avocados
Avocados are the size of a baby in its mother’s womb at 16 weeks. They’re also a good snack to feed to babies young and old!
Their thick skin protects them; it’s natural packaging! You can’t eat the skin, but it shields the green goodness inside, making avocados perfect for travel.
Avocados are one of the only fruits that contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (the good-for-you fat) that helps boost good (HDL) cholesterol and lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Avocados are naturally FULL of nutrition, so there’s no need for special labels. They’re full of flavor; think of all of the meals you can healthify with avocado!
Supercado is what we should call avocados, because they’re one of the most inexpensive anti-aging tools for your skin! Don’t let its rough outer covering fool you — the inner smoothness and creaminess are what we need for youthful skin
The word “avocado” comes from the Spanish word aguacate, which is from the the Nahuatl word ahuacatl.
Did you realize that avocados are a fruit? We treat them like a vegetable, but technically they are a fruit.
Did you know that retailers can request avocados from among several stages of ripeness? Stage five is tender enough to be ready for guacamole, while stage four is considered “slice-ready.” If you want to hasten the ripening of an avocado, put it in a paper bag with a banana or apple.
Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium(which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy).
Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next three hours.
Avocados are a good source of B vitamins, which help you fight off disease and infection. They also give you vitamins C and E, plus natural plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer.