If you are like a lot of Americans, you greatly appreciate good guacamole. Unfortunately, most people do not realize or appreciate the many diverse uses for guacamole. It is not just for Mexican food and there are certainly more uses to the avocado than fresh guacamole dips.
Some people, for example use recipes with guacamole like making ALTs, which is basically, instead of bacon, lettuce and tomato, avocado, lettuce and tomato. That is a good way to reduce calories and enjoy a vegetarian take on a classic staple in American cuisine.
Another great thing to eat would be spicy guacamole dip. The best part is that for most products with guacamole calories are fairly low in relation to other options. Guacamole is a delicious and nutritious option for people who want to eat delicious food but watch their caloric intake.
You probably did not know that the Aztecs could be credited for creating guacamole. The name comes from the Aztec dialect, and roughly translates to avocado sauce, which makes sense because in the American cuisine, the main use for guacamole is as a sauce or condiment.
Interestingly, guacamole sales rise to as high as 30 million pounds on the two biggest guacamole eating days of the year, Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo. For classic guacamole recipes, you can go online and see what other people have come up with and tried and see if it sounds right for you. Of course, you could always just go to your local health foods store and buy fresh guacamole dips to eat with a variety of things from chips to chicken.