WESTLAND, Mich. – Cinco de Mayo is here, finally. With that means warmer weather, and tons of BBQs and family dinners with the family. What is the one thing we can bet you will be serving at today's Cinco de Mayo themed festivities? That's right, guacamole. Guacamole is the perfect party food, it is great for BBQs, grad parties, girls night, birthday parties, or just to snack on! But, how can you create the perfect guacamole? Here are some tips on how to make the best guacamole ever! We're telling you, your friends will be begging for your guacamole knowledge!
First, start ripe. You need ripe avocados to make the best guacamole! If the only ones you can find at the grocery stores are hard, leave them at room temperature until soft. If you the avocado yields when you squeeze it (gently), the avocado is ready!
Go chunky! Obviously tastes differ between individuals, but most people enjoy course-textured guacamole with chunks of avocado. Leaving the texture not completely pureed shows that your guacamole is the real deal, nothing store made here!
Amp up the flavor! South of the border, most cooks coarsely mash avocados, season them with salt then maybe add a little bit of garlic and call it "guacamole". Don't get us wrong, that is a very good start, however feel free to add some more flavorings. Try some cilantro, chopped raw red onion, chopped green chile, and little lime. After you have your base, you can really mix it up by adding tomatoes, mangos, or even smoked fish or nuts! The possibilities are endless!
Stay green. Remember, you can't keep guacamole from turning brown, but you can slow down the process. Use Hass avocados, and add lime and lemon juice to your guacamole. Cover with plastic, and keep it cold, even when you serve, to hold off the browning as long as possible.
Guacamole is one of the best-selling condiments in the Unites States, and like hummus, has quickly become one of the trendier food options this decade. Do you have any tricks or tips on how to make the best guacamole ever? Share them with us on our Facebook page! North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!