Stuart Spivack via Wikipedia
September 16 might be the official National Guacamole Day as well as the day of celebration for the Grito de Dolores that began Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla's fight against the Spanish Crown in the Mexican War of Independence. For some reason, November 14 is National Spicy Guacamole day. While South Floridians might be subjected to the expensive and tiny Hass cultivar, guacamole could be enjoyed during the winter months in South Florida thanks to the region's Choquette avocado.
Granted, not as tasty as its itty-bitty Californian cousin, guacamole's avocado base can always be worked upon by the addition of traditional ingredients like cilantro, lime juice, tomatoes, onion, spices and jalapeños. Making guac at home is easy and far more delicious than the store-bought stuff that usually contains ingredients colorized in some Berol/Crayola nightmare sequence. Click ahead for another avocado-based recipe that can hang side-by-side with the best homemade guacs.More »