Few things in this world taste better than fresh guacamole. That combination of ripe avocado, salt, acidity, and fresh veggies and chiles goes great on just about any Mexican dish. From burritos and tacos to quesadillas and everything in between, guacamole is one of those Mexican food traditions that everybody loves. Or maybe you even like to eat it on its own; it’s okay…we won’t judge you.
National Guacamole Day
Believe it or not, National Guacamole Day is actually a thing (and rightfully so), and it takes place this year on September 16th. You know what that means? There’s never been a better excuse to pig out on guacamole and everything that goes along with it: chips, burritos, tacos, and the like. Here at Macayo’s, we know we’ll be enjoying plenty of large heapings of that heavenly green stuff with our customers as a means of celebrating this amazing holiday.
What’s So Great About Guacamole?
First of all, if you’ve never tried guac before, you haven’t really lived. Okay…we’re just kidding (mostly), but it really is something that everybody should try in their lifetime! For starters, guacamole has a unique taste that simply cannot be replicated or even adequately described. You just need to try it for yourself. However, there are lots of other reasons to enjoy guacamole; for starters, it’s made out of ripe avocados, which are an excellent source of healthy fat and good cholesterol. An avocado also has more potassium than an entire banana, so you can enjoy guacamole guilt-free!
Make Your Own Guacamole
Another great thing about guacamole is that it’s pretty easy to come by these days, due to its popularity. You can find it pre-packaged in stores or readily available at any authentic Mexican restaurant. Of course, you can always whip up a batch of fresh guacamole on your own as well! All you need are some ripe avocados, removed from the skin and mashed, as well as some chiles, diced peppers, onions, lemon or lime juice, salt, and seasonings. In fact, making your own guacamole is probably the most economical way to get the most for your money.
However, because avocados are known for turning brown and going bad soon after being scooped out from the skin, you will want to make only as much guac as you plan on eating in any given day. Otherwise, it will end up going to waste—and what’s more unfortunate than wasted guacamole? We have found, however, that one viable way to keep guacamole and avocados fresh for a little longer is to squirt a bt of exrta lemon or lime juice into it and seal it tight with plastic wrap. If you’re trying to preserve a raw avocado, you can also do so by leaving the pit in.
Whether you plan on enjoying some homemade guac or coming into Macayo’s for some of our fresh and famous guacamole and Mexican food, we hope you take the time out of your day on September 16th to bask in the deliciousness and glory that is guacamole!