Cinco De Mayo – Lemony, Chunky Gaucamole

20150502_193752The party is continuing as we make our festive meal for Cinco De Mayo.

Make sure you check out our complete menu. Our menu; Homemade Taco Seasoning, Lemony, Chunky Guac, Refried Black BeansHomemade SalsaNacho Chips and Taco Meat.

The first time I ate Gaucamole I did not like it.  I’m not sure why anymore perhaps the cook didn’t prepare it correctly. About four years later I finally tried it again at the persistence of a good friend and really liked it.  Though this version is very lemony and oniony and possible the draw for me.

Avocado or the alligator pear as some call it is native to Mexico and Central America and is classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae as well as cinnamon,camphor and bay laurel.

Archaeologists in Peru have found domesticated avocado seeds buried with Incan mummies dating back to 750 B.C. and there is evidence that avocados were cultivated in Mexico as early as 500 B.C

The oldest evidence of avocado use was found in a cave located in Coxcatlán, Puebla, Mexico, that dates to around 10,000 BC,

I don’t always make gauc, but when I do it’s usually this recipe. I have another I alternate with sauteed onions. I’ll share that recipe one day.

We also do not make alot at a time. Just a little taste on the taco. Generally this makes enough for five or six tacos.  It’s very easy to make more if you want more.  Also the peppers change depending what’s available at the store. We prefer it hot. This recipe is on the milder side.

Lemony, Chunky Gaucomole

  • 1 avocado
  • medium onion
  • 1 lemon
  • jalepeno and finger hots
  • medium tomato
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • salt
  • pepper

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Directions

 
– Wash everything well
 
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Chop onion, tomato, garlic, and peppers.  The heat, or capasin, in hot peppers mostly resides in the pith and seeds. Remove those if you do not like it hot.
 
Juice lemon
 
Cut open the avocado.
 
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Remove pit.Carefully tapping knife into pit and turn.
 
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Score or scoop out the flesh with a spoon put into bowl.
 
Pour lemon over avocado and mush well.
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Mix in onion, peppers and garlic, and tomato Salt and pepper to taste Let sit a bit in the fridge for better taste or serve immediately.
 
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 According to Calorie Count
Nutrition Facts
  • Serving Size 1 Serving
  • Calories 80
  • Calories from Fat 49
  • Total Fat 5.4g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7g
  • Sodium 328mg
  • Potassium 271mg
  • Carbohydrates 8.2g
  • Dietary Fiber 3.0g
  • Sugars 3.0g
  • Protein 1.2g
  • Vitamin A 3%
  • Vitamin C 31%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 3%
    GOOD POINTS

  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
    BAD POINTS

  • High in sodium
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