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Ancient Aztec Version Guacamole

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The original, ancient recipe has only avocado, onion, pepper, tomato, cilantro and salt. Lime juice is a more recent addition. I love the balance between the acid of the lime and the richness of the avocado. The tomatoes in the original served this purpose, but since decent tomatoes are almost impossible to get at the grocery store, I don’t use them and go with the lime. The acid is also important to keep the guacamole that beautiful green color. For some reason people go crazy when they make this dish at home and add WAY to many ingredients. If you’re one of these people, give this minimalist version a try and see what you think. You’ll see a quick shot of a Molcajete in this clip which is what the Aztecs used to make this dish. While you can simply use a bowl and potato masher as I did, a real Molcajete sure would make a cool gift for the foodie in your family!
Ingredients
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Directions

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Taste: 
Sour
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Blending
Restriction: 
Vegan
Ingredient: 
Avocado, Vegetable
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
For some reason people go crazy when they make this dish at home and add too many ingredients. If you’re one of these people, give this minimalist version a try and see what you think. Chef John demonstrates the ancient Aztec version of this classic avocado dip replacing tomatoes with lime. The acid of the lime and the richness of the avocado balances out the nuttiness and helps to keep the guacamole that beautiful green color.

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Ancient Aztec Version Guacamole Recipe Video