Guacamole, the most coveted Super Bowl snack
Guacamole is delicious and healthy - Photo: File photo/EL UNIVERSAL

Guacamole, the most coveted Super Bowl snack

EL UNIVERSAL in English/Miranda Perea
Mexico City
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The classic and original guacamole is a sauce that has won popularity out of Mexico in recent years

The classic and original guacamole is a sauce that has won popularity out of Mexico in recent years, mainly as a healthy Super Bowl snack along with crunchy nachos.

Only last year, exporters who are part of the business association representing Mexican avocado producers and exporters (Apeam) informed that an 18-ton truckload of avocado was sent every six minutes to the United States to supply the American country for the Super Bowl.

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As a result, the shipment of avocado from Mexico to the United States for the sports event reached a record number of 82,993 tonnes as of January 2019.

Avocado and guacamole are so popular during the Super Bowl that the Apeam has reminded that, for the sixth consecutive year, a commercial advertisement will be broadcast during the game to promote the consumption of avocados from Mexico.

But what exactly is guacamole? It is a sauce made with ripe avocados, smashed, and mixed with green chilies, tomato, onion, and coriander. Some recipes add lime juice to stop the avocado from oxidizing.

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Guacamole is eaten almost throughout all Mexico, although there are some regional variations. Some recipes include fruits like peach, grapes, or pomegranate, aromatic herbs or even insects like jumiles and grasshoppers.

Guacamole is important in Mexican cuisine and it is eaten as a healthy snack or as a sauce in basically any kind of tacos. It is also eaten as a side dish, especially with rice and beans.

In recent years, guacamole has become a classic Super Bowl snack in the United States.

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If you want to prepare the best guacamole, make sure to use ripe fresh avocado to achieve the best taste ever.

Guacamole is really easy to make:

  • Carefully slice the avocado in half and remove the pit.
  • With a spoon, extract all the pulp and get rid of the peel.
  • Softly smash the pulp with salt until it is mixed.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (onion, tomato, coriander, chilies), mix, and season to taste.
  • Serve fresh or slightly cold with nachos.

Now you can enjoy a healthy snack while you watch the game!

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