Avocados have a strong presence in history. In fact, the earliest record of the avocado dates to the 1500s during the Aztec Empire. With various health benefits, it’s no wonder why this palm-sized fruit has been a favorite for centuries. Here at El Arroyo, we appreciate the avocado as much at the much food lover. As the number one Amherst, NH restaurant, you better believe we’ll be whipping up the delicous combination of freshly mashed avocado, tomato, fresh cilantro, and lime juice on the 16th.
Why? Well, it’s National Guacamole Day, of course.
How much do you know about the avocado?
Even if you’re not an avocado lover, chances are, you know they’re good for you. In fact, a single avocado contains 15 grams of the ‘good’ fat, 2 grams of protein, loads of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, AND they are high in fiber. Yes, the avocado is amazing. We agree.
Let’s talk guac.
In and of itself, the avocado is fierce little fruit. However, when you combine the avocado with a few staple ingredients, things quickly go to the next level. Some of the earliest combinations include chili peppers and tomatos. However, with time and experimenting, guacamole began to take on a more standard role. Of course, there is still plenty of room for adding in your favorite ingredients to create a personalized twist that wows.
Here is a quick and easy at-home recipe to try when you can’t make it to your favorite Amherst restaurant, El Arroyo.
- 3 Avocados
- 1/2 cup of chopped onion
- 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped cilantro
- 2 diced Roma tomatos
- Diced jalapeno for those who like a kick – how much or how little is up to you!
- 1 juiced lime
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
To begin, you need to peel and pit your avocado. Then, it’s time to get mashing. This step has no right or wrong answer. The consistency of your guacamole depends solely on preference – smooth and creamy, chunky, or a bit of both – the choice is yours!
Once you reach your desired base consistency, gently stir in the lime juice. Continue by adding the remaining ingredients. Homemade guacamole can be served immediatley or chilled for an hour to allow the flavors to blend.
September 16th is National Guacamole Day, the perfect day to stop into your favorite Amherst, NH restaurant, El Arroyo! As one of the most commonly ordered side dish or appetizer, you can be sure our family will have your guac ready to serve!
You can find El Arroyo in Amherst, NH at 292 NH-101. We can’t wait to see you!