What is Guacamole?

Spicy guacamole dip

There is a lot of bus around fresh guacamole dips found in grocers refrigerated cases. If you have yet to be introduced to this great dip or condiment you may be wondering, “What is guacamole?” Guacamole is a dip or spread made mostly of mashed avocados, salt, citrus juice, onion and tomatoes although there are as many versions as their are people who love the dip. Classic guacamole recipes use the resulting mixture as a dip for chips or as an accompaniment to offset very spicy dishes.

Now that we have answered the question of, what is guacamole, you may be wondering “What are some recipes using guacamole?” Besides using spicy guacamole as an accompaniment to chips and salsa, guacamole can commonly be found in burritos and more unusually has become popular as an alternative to mayonnaise on sandwiches. Those that are looking for more kick from their spread can create a spicy guacamole dip by blending in chilies to their mixture.

Guacamole nutrition has sometimes painted the dip in a bad light. Avocados are naturally high in fat, but it is the kind of fat that is very good for you. So now that you know what is guacamole, I hope you pick some up and try it for yourself.

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