Sunday, July 10, 2011
5 secrets to a GREAT guacamole
Actually, there are probably about 500 secrets to a great guacamole. I bet YOU have a great guacamole! Why? Because avocados are SO versatile, bland and creamy that you can add almost anything to them and make a delicious, nutritious dip.
Did you know that there are over 500 varieties of avocados? And some are better for making guacamole than others! Some are more creamy, and have a more mild flavor than others. Personally, I really like the Bacon variety - late in it's season - because it is quite creamy and very full of oil. (Avocados get more oil in them the longer they stay on the tree - kind of like grapes get more sugar the longer they stay on the vine.)
Another "chef" favorite for making "moles" (or sauces - in Spanish) is the MacArthur. This particular avocado variety is super luscious and very creamy - it makes for a delicious guacamole. You can't beat an Edrinol either. Buttery and smooth!
Anyway - the Diva could go on and on and on about heritage varieties of avocados. Check out our webpage and read all about the different varieties here! Then order something that is in season.
As for the list of 5 secrets - here it goes:
1. Use a heritage variety that is super creamy and smooth (Bacon, Edrinol, MacArthur).
2. Use lots of garlic powder.
3. Cut up a purple onion super fine.
4. Salt with sea salt - pretty liberally (sea salt makes a big difference!)
5. Taste, taste, taste as you season. (remember that if you will be serving with chips to undersalt, as the chips will be salty too).
Won't you share your favorite way to make guacamole? Leave a comment - we love to hear from you.