How do you know what the best guacamole recipe is? It can be really hard to say because many people claim to have the best or most authentic version of this Mexican delicacy. Some people use guacamole in place of the traditional salsa, while others enjoy it more than others. This is especially true when it comes to using fresh avocados.
- Many restaurants, cookbooks and food blogs suggest that the best guacamole recipe is one made with guacamole and avocado. Is this true? Are they truly the best for you? And how do you know if your guacamole is truly the best ever? The following paragraphs contain a closer examination of these two ingredients and will help you decide if it is best for you to use them or not.
- First of all, let’s take a close look at avocado and guacamole. Both are excellent ingredients when it comes to creating delicious dips, enchiladas and salads. Their bitter and rich taste makes them almost perfect to be added in salads, pita sandwiches, wraps and pasta recipes. Avocado is rich in nutrients and protein, which make it a very good choice for your breakfast and snack foods. On the other hand, guacamole is creamy and tasty, which makes it very healthy to be used as an appetizer or in an accompanying beverage.
- While it is true that avocados are excellent as ingredients for a number of different recipes, the best guacamole recipe for you will probably be made with fresh ingredients. This is the case even with the purest of Mexican versions. While avocados are great for making dips and enchiladas, their high oil content can make them tricky to blend into other ingredients. Fresh vegetables and avocados make an excellent combination and they can even be used interchangeably to create a tasty and nutritious pasta salad.
- A good idea for ensuring that your authentic guacamole recipe makes use of fresh ingredients, however, is to purchase a product called Guacamole Spice. You can either make your own Guacamole Spice (which is easier than you might think) or use this product to store purchased guacamole and salsa in the fridge. If you have purchased guacamole and salsa from a store, make sure that it has been prepared properly by purchasing a bottle of Guacamole Spice, pouring it over your prepared salsa and leaving it to marinate for about an hour before serving. In fact, if you live in an area where avocados are commonly harvested, it may be best to store the salsa and guacamole in the fridge instead of leaving them on the shelf to spoil. It will last for much longer and you can use it in a pinch to spice up anything you would otherwise use just a few drops of avocado oil and some salt.
For the final touch to your authentic Mexican favourite, why not top it off with some chopped fresh chilli peppers? These spicy little peppers add a wonderful bit of heat to any Mexican dish, whether served hot or cold. You can buy Mexican chilli at almost any supermarket in the UK or you can make your own. Just follow the steps in this article and you’re well on your way to a wonderful, easy-to-make Mexican favourite.