Guac is so much more than a smashed up avocado with a bunch of cilantro and onions thrown in.
The dip should be zingy and fresh tasting, to cut through the creamy richness of the ripe avocado.
While guacamole dates back to the Aztecs, it wasn’t until the Spanish brought it to the New World where it grew to be a staple in Central and South American cuisine.
Now it has become a topping Americans can’t do without --on burritos, on chips, even on hot dogs. To give you an idea of the scale of our passion for the bright green concoction, on Super Bowl weekend alone, roughly 158 million avocados were eaten last year.
On National Guacamole Day, here are some delicious ways to serve it up –either straight up or with some surprising twists.
1. Yonanas Guacamole
This guacamole gets a surprising sweet kick from ripe bananas.
2. BLT Guacamole
Because everything tastes better with bacon.
3. Guacamole Tomato Boats
Sail away with this simple guacamole recipe.
4. Hot Dogs with Guacamole
Even dogs deserve some guac.