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Lost in a Green Dream: Why Guacamole is Great!

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The green dip made from a combination of mashed avocados, garlic, tomatoes, and savory seasonings is one of the most popular dips across the country. Perfect with hot tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to Mexican dinners, guacamole is simply irresistible. Want to know why we are all going green? Here are a few reasons why we are obsessed with this versatile, tasty dip.

It’s good for you! Yes, guacamole is something delicious that’s also healthy for you. Since avocados contain “good” fats, such as omega-3, vitamin E, and omega-6, guacamole has high levels of antioxidants, and it’s low in fat and calories, making it the perfect snack. It’s also high in fiber and vitamin C. Lower cholesterol, keep your heart healthy, and keep your figure trim when you indulge in the goodness of guacamole, guilt-free! (hooray!) It’s also vegan, kosher, and well, it’s just about perfect for everyone!

It plays well with other foods! Guacamole isn’t just a dip for chips. You can add it into a seven-layer dip, you can use it as a topping for nachos, burritos, or enchiladas, or you can smear it on your tacos to make them even tastier. Guacamole has a taste that complements other savory and spicy flavors well, so it mixes perfectly with many other Mexican dishes to make it an adaptable part of any meal. It’s also useful for a yummy sandwich spread or burger topping.

You can customize it! While there are many ways to make a ‘traditional’ guacamole, the cool thing about guac is that you can totally make it your own! Toss in bacon, add hot sauce, beans, or even meat to guacamole. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to customizing your own creation and making one-of-a-kind dip that you’re sure to love! There are even recipes available for crab guacamole, mango guac, and delicious tomatillo guacamole! Imagine mixing up some corn and black beans for a pleasing pico-inspired dip that’s sure to please any palate! 

It’s easy, breezy, people-pleasing! Got a potluck party to go to? Grab some guac! Getting ready for game night? Guacamole it is! The thing about guac is not only is it portable and travels well to your next event, it’s fast and easy to put together in a flash, and let’s face it, most people LOVE it! It’s the perfect party food and appetizer for any situation, and even kids love the smooth, creamy flavor of guac mixed with the unforgettable flavors of salty tortilla chips. Serve it alongside salsa and queso dip for a delicious dip sampler and add smiles to any occasion!

It’s widely available. If you don’t have time to whip up a fresh batch of the great green goodness at home, there are plenty of places to purchase delicious, ready-made guac before your next soiree. Most grocery stores carry it already made, and most every Mexican restaurant offers guacamole as a staple on their menu. It’s easy to feed your guac craving no matter where you are or what you’re doing! 

Want to taste the guacamole that put us on the map? Head to Agave Ormond Beach to sample our succulent guac with chips or on top of some of our most delicious entrees, including tacos, nachos, fajitas, and quesadillas and find out why guac rocks!