National Spicy Guacamole Day :
Celebrated on November 14th every year. The day is celebrated to spice up the tangy, buttery and chunky dip – the Guacamole, a favourite dip of the Americans.
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Why National Spicy Guacamole Day?
Spicy Guacamole Day is celebrated to spice up the tangy, buttery and chunky dip – the Guacamole, a favorite dip of the Americans. Guacamole is an avocado-based dip, spread or salad which is a traditional Mexican dish since the 16th century. But it has become a popular and relishable dish in the U.S. after the early 1990s.
How to celebrate National Spicy Guacamole Day?
- Use hashtag # NationalSpicyGuacamoleDay to post the health benefits of Guacamole and new recipes to spice up the favorite Mexican delicacy of the Americans!!!
- Its Avacado season in November. So you can enjoy a variety of guacamole this season, especially on this day.
- Try out variations in the Guacamole recipe, spice it up and enjoy it as a dip for Tortilla chips or as a spread for a toast or as a salad with more veggies or boiled egg dices.
- Call up your friends for a meet at home or in your backyard garden for enjoying varieties of spiced up guacamole with tortilla chips on this National Spicy Guacamole Day.
- You can also enjoy a movie at home with your family with a large bowl of spicy Guacamole along with Tortilla chips to make movietime more enjoyable!
Here is a Spicy Guacamole recipe for you:
Step1: Mash two avocados along with two cloves of roasted garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper.
Step2: Add in diced red onions, quartered cherry tomatoes, roasted corn kernels, cilantro leaves. Stir in with some olive oil until mixed.
Step3: Now to spice up the Guacamole, add cumin and chopped red peppers or jalapenos or cayenne pepper or red chili flakes.
Step4: Spicy, tangy and chunky Guacamole is ready to be served as a dip or spread.
Step5: Can also be mixed with more veggies to make it a salad.
Try out the Spicy Guacamole with Burger, French fries, fish fries, Sushi, Pizza toppings, Smoked salmon and also with Deviled Eggs. Appreciate the yumminess of spicy Guacamole.
Note: You need ripe avocadoes for this recipe and so take care to buy a ripe one. Hass avocadoes taste best for the guacamole recipe.
Interesting Facts of National Spicy Guacamole Day:
- The key ingredient of Guacamole, the avocado, has been cultivated in South America, Central America and Mexico since 500BCE.
- The Aztecs were the first to prepare Guacamole prior to the 16th century. It was purely made of Avacado.
- Guacamole became immensely popular in the U.S. due to the nutritional value of Avocadoes. According to the USDA, 40g of Avacado contains 64 calories, 6g fat, 3g fiber and less than 1g sugar. Avocados are also a great source of Vitamins C, E, K and B-6, and minerals like riboflavin, niacin, folate, magnesium, and potassium. They are also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acid.
- The Aztec’s belief of Guacamole as an aphrodisiac, increased its popularity.
- Though Guacamole originated in Central America, it has been assimilated into American culture and is one of the widely consumed food product.
- Though Guacamole is a Mexican delicacy, each ingredient was added to it from different countries at different point of time. So it is a diverse delicacy enjoyed all over the world.
- Due to the wide consumption of Guacamole, avocado cultivation and sales have increased in the U.S., especially on Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
The origin of the National Spicy Guacamole Day is unknown.