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  • 18 Aug - 24 Aug, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery

Guacamole is an avocado-based dip first developed by the Aztecs in Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient. The name comes from an Aztec which literally translates to "avocado sauce". Guacamole dip is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt with a mortar and pestle. Some recipes also call for tomato, onion, garlic, lemon or lime juice, chili or cayenne pepper, coriander or basil, jalapeño and additional seasonings. Some non-traditional recipes call for sour cream or even peas as the main ingredient. A 100g serving of guacamole provides approximately 160 calorie; 14.6g of fat, 2g of protein, 485mg of potassium, 8.5g of carbohydrates and 7mg of sodium.