Whether you’ve made fresh guacamole dips yourself or just opened a package from the grocery store, you’ve probably come across this delicious dip. But how much do you really know about it? These are the top three questions people ask about guacamole.
- What Is Guacamole, Exactly?
Like many dips, the definition of guacamole has expanded as people get creative in their recipes. But most basically, guacamole is condiment made by mashing avocado with salt. Its origin lies in the Aztec empire of Mexico, but it’s now used outside Mexican cuisine, as well. Most common recipes today include lemon or lime juice, garlic and onion. Tomato, peppers, cayenne pepper, cilantro and other seasonings are also sometimes used. Sometimes the texture is manipulated by chopping or dicing the a