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How to preserve guacamole to prevent it from turning black?

The Super Bowl is approaching and one of the most traditional and essential dishes for the game is guacamole. We share some tips for its preparation.

¿Cómo conservar el guacamole para evitar que se ponga negro?

Guacamole is one of the most traditional sauces in Mexico, and one of the most common mistakes that can occur with this delicacy is that it sometimes turns black. So, below, we share with you how to keep what you’ve prepared in tip-top condition, especially on the occasion of Super Bowl LVII to be held this Sunday, since many families usually accompany their food with this dip.

It is a sauce made from avocado, which can sometimes contain some chili peppers to give it an extra touch of flavor. It is worth mentioning that the word comes from the Nahuatl ahuacamolli translated into Spanish, which is made up of the words ahuacatl (aguacate) plus molli (mole or sauce), i.e. guaca-mole.

How is guacamole prepared?

One of the original recipes consists of using mashed avocados, lemon juice, tomato and chili. Then add onion, cilantro and garlic. Then season with a little salt and lemon to taste.

It should be mentioned that each family has its own recipe, so there may be some variations of the guacamole, since everyone prepares it to their liking.

It may interest you: Vegetarian Super Bowl Recipes

El guacamole es una de las salsas tradiciones de México.
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How you can prevent the guacamole from turning black

On many occasions, the sauce takes on a dark hue, due to the oxidation process, which begins when its interior is left exposed to the air. To prevent this from happening you can follow some of the following recommendations:

  • Leave the pit of one of the avocados in the mixture, as it contains antioxidants, which could stop the process.
  • Add vinegar and a little lemon juice.
  • Add a tablespoon of olive oil.

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