Food - Drink
How Avocado Spread Differs From Guacamole
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
Avocados are a creamy, pale green fruit with a creamy, smooth texture that have become beloved worldwide, especially in the U.S. When you hear the word avocado, you’re likely reminded of guacamole or avocado spread, two similar condiments with some key differences that set them apart from one another.
Guacamole, at its most basic, contains plenty of fresh lime juice and salt, plus some chopped onion, garlic, and cilantro, making it one of the most classically Mexican condiments of all time. Over time, the basic formula has been jazzed up with additions like mangoes and chopped toasted pecans, but almost all versions feature lime and occasionally jalapeño.
Avocado spread, on the other hand, is a far more neutral-tasting condiment, typically featuring only avocado, lemon juice, and salt, though it can also include sour cream, Greek yogurt, crushed black pepper, and dry spices. It goes well with a range of flavors and can be used as a dip, spread on a sandwich, or eaten with chips or pretzels.