They often use this sauce as a condiment for various Mexican fast food. Taste it in combination with tacos or corn chips.
Guacamole served as a dip or appetizer is considered a traditional Mexican dish. There is no universal guacamole recipe — it varies depending on chef's bold ideas and culinary traditions of the region. Its gimmick is that it is easy to cook and the ingredients are easy to find.
Guacamole basic ingredients are a ripe avocado, salt, lime or lemon juice, chili pepper. Other variations of this recipe may also include onion, garlic and tomatoes. In Mexico they add physalis (also known as ground-cherry, Inca berry or Cape gooseberry) to the other ingredients.
Guacamole is prepared in a special way. To crumble the ingredients, they mash them up in a special mortar made of volcanic rock. Alternatively, you can use an ordinary fork or blender. Everything depends on the desired consistency of the sauce. Chunky guacamole is often served as an appetizer, while mashed guacamole is served as a dip.
One more recipe of making guacamole is to boil physalis fruit with chili pepper, garlic and onion. Then they mash the ready ingredients together with coriander and avocado. It's mostly this variety of the dip that you will find in the restaurants of Mexico City and at the street shops.
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Taste mezcal - tequila's «big brother». In a bottle of this elite liquor, you will see a huge caterpillar - «Juanito». 1007
Taste blue corn tortilla
Try a peculiar Mexican dish - a blue corn tortilla or corn flatbread - a unique symbol of Mexico. Its unusual color comes from its major ingredient.6
This popular Mexican dish has a great variety of fillings. Burrito is the most popular Mexican fast food, so it’s a must-eat for any traveler.4
Taste tortilla soup
In Mexico they use tortilla to make anything, even soup. Treat yourself to this dish — it is sure to set your mouth on fire!6
Taste traditional Mexican tacos: fold a tortilla in half around the filling and enjoy the utterly delicious taste of local «sandwiches». 334
Taste the traditional dish of Mexican cowboys — you are sure to love it. Contemporary fajita usually cooks with beef, chicken or pork.9
See the Mexican water dragon
Have a look at axolotl, a cute small creature proudly called Mexican water dragon.You can see the axolotl almost in any aquarium or oceanarium of Mexico.6
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