If you are attending a Cinco De Mayo party in the next couple of days, you more than likely will be partaking in tortilla chips and guacamole dip. Guacamole has a rich and colorful history. The avocado-laden treat was invented by the Aztecs and was a prized delicacy of the emperor Montezuma.
Guacamole was prepared with avocados, tomato sauce, green chilies, and sea salt (preferably Twang). The name of the pasty treat became guacamole because of the Spaniards inability to pronounce the Aztec’s “ahuacamolli.”
Aside from morphing the name to Guacamole, the Spanish can also be credited with introducing onions, cilantro, and lime juice to the dipping dish.
Try your hand at Guacamole with this recipe:
Great refreshment for your Guacamole