Guacamole Con Pina

Country: Mexico

Story: Avocados were first cultivated in South Central Mexico about 10,000 years ago. In the early 1900s, avocados frequently went by the name alligator pear. Guacamole has increased avocado sales in nearly all countries in the Americas. Guacamole dip is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt with a molcajete y tejolote. Recipes call for tomato, garlic, lemon or lime juice, chili or cayenne pepper, cilantro, basil, jalapeño and additional seasonings. Some non-traditional recipes call for sour cream or even peas and nuts. In our version at Alma we add grilled pineapple and crumbled Bagaces cheese.

Preparation: Avocado, red onion, lime, cilantro and salt are mixed together until the avocado is creamy. This is garnished with grilled pineapple, queso Bagaces, red onion and cilantro. Homemade corn chips are served on the side.