National Avocado Day - July 31
On July 31st, we celebrate avocados in the USA!
Did you know that avocados have been collected and consumed by humans for at least 10,000 years? Archaeologists found evidence in Central Mexico. About 3000 BC, avocados were cultivated by Central American peoples such as the Inca and Maya.
The name avocado - also called "alligator pear" in the Caribbean - was first mentioned by the Irish scientist and botanist Hans Sloane, who depicted it in his catalog of plants native to Jamaica.
In 1833, the first avocado trees were planted in Florida. However, it took until the 1950s, until they entered the grocery stores.
Today, avocados are popular worldwide. The creamy, vitamin-rich interior is extremely tasteful and perfect for salads or the famous Mexican guacamole. The beauty industry loves the skin friendly ingredients.
So let’s celebrate - maybe with a homemade guacamole?
Here is one of my favorite recipes
- 2 avocados
- 1 lime
- 1 onion small
- 1 chili peppers e.g. pickled jalapeno or fresh green ones
- 1 tomato
- salt according taste
- Peel the avocados and mash them in a bowl with a fork. Add the juice of a lime.
- Cut the onion, chili and tomato into very small cubes. For tomatoes, it is best to leave out the seeds.
- Stir the cubes into the avocado cream, season with salt and serve soon.
By the way - If you would like to celebrate National Avocado Day away from home, you can use the Chipotle offer: On July 31, there will be a free portion of guacamole for every regular entree. You have to pre-order with the Chipotle App or online here on the Chipotle page.
Chipotle in Venice is located Bird Bay Plaza, 519 U.S. 41 Bypass, Venice, FL 34285.