Guacamole is near and dear to many hearts, but have you ever wondered the history behind this delicious and delightful dip? If so, this blog post has you covered. Learn more about the history behind guacamole by reading on.
Guacamole is usually found alongside a Mexican meal, whether you dip your chips in it or eat it on your burrito. Guacamole began in Mexico, all the way back in the times of the Aztecs. The native people of Mexico from the 14th to the 16th centuries first created guac using avocados and spices, but it was called “ahuaca-mulli” at the time. By the 1500s, the Spaniards conquered the Aztec people and renamed the food “guacamole.” Then, during the 19th century, avocado trees started growing successfully in California, Africa and around the Mediterranean Sea, which spread guacamole to international locations. Today guacamole is considered a must-have appetizer alongside a bowl of chips.
At Verde Kitchen and Cocktails, we are as enthusiastic about guacamole as our customers. If you are a fellow guac-lover, you will be sure to enjoy the various guacamole options we have on our all day menu. For example, our traditional guacamole features onion, tomato, lime, and avocado leaf. We also have the Guacamole de Zanahoria Ahumado, which is made with smoked carrots, spicy hazelnuts and sorrel. Our Rajas is another menu option you might love, made from roasted poblano, pomegranate seeds, pepitas and almonds. Can’t make up your mind between these options? Well, just order the Guacamole Trio! With your order you will receive our traditional, Zanahoria Ahumado and Rajas guacamole options.
Is your mouth watering yet? If it is, it’s time to stop by Verde Kitchen and Cocktails! You can find our Mexican restaurant at 70 East Main Street in Bay Shore, New York!