National Spicy Guacamole Day is observed annually on November 14. Call your friends, get the chips ready and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip. Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole is an avocado-based sauce which has become popular in American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.
Guacamole is made by using a mortar and pestle to mash ripe avocados and then mixing in sea salt. Sometimes tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon juice, chili, yogurt or other seasonings are added. Jalapenos, chilis, cumin or red pepper can be added to the recipe to make the guacamole spicy.
Guacamole has become Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo celebrations staples and has pushed avocado sales to 30 million pounds on those two days each year.
A simple Avocado carries a healthy punch of unsaturated fat (the good one), as well as substantial amounts of Vitamins C and E. Good things come in small packages, though. There are nearly 400 calories in 1 cup of guacamole.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Don’t have a spicy guacamole recipe? Everything Kitchens has us covered with one their personal favorites provided by their Customer Service Manager, Brett Lehrman!
- 3-5 perfectly ripe avocados, pulp removed using an avocado tool
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- ½ of a red onion, diced
- 3 or 4 sprigs of cilantro, chopped
- Dash of sea salt
- Dash of black pepper
- Dash of onion powder
- 2-3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
- 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced (optional – for extra spicy)
- Dash lime juice (optional)
- Trudeau Avocado Slicer
- RSVP Avocado Smasher
- Norpro Lime & Lemon Squeezer
- Progressive PL8 Simple Release Garlic Press
- Norpro Jalapeno / Pepper Corer
- RSVP Herb Scissors
- Wusthof Mezzaluna Knife and Board Set
- Progressive Prepworks Guacamole Bowl
- Cut avocados in halves, remove cores, and scoop out avocado pulp with an avocado tool. Then place in a bowl, add lime juice, and mash together.TIP: Brett leaves one avocado core in the guacamole to keep it from oxidizing in place of the lime juice. This is a great trick if you don’t like the lime taste in your guac!
- Prepare the garlic, red onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and pepper as specified with appropriate tools and gadgets to minimize mess, and add to the bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and carefully stir the mixture.
- Enjoy your spicy guacamole with a pairing of your favorite chips!