National Guacamole Day

September 16 marks National Guacamole Day where food lovers can show their true green colors.
When it comes to picking the perfect Haas Avocado, experts say ripeness is ultimately determined by pressure and color. Gently squeeze without applying your fingertips as this can cause bruising. If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure, you know it's ripe and ready to eat. If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure it is considered still firm and will be ripe in a couple of days. If the avocado feels mushy or very soft to the touch it may be very ripe to overripe.

To celebrate National Guacamole Day, Fajita Republic Cantina located on 12515 Hall Road, Utica offers its recipe for DIY Guacamole.

DIY Guacamole

4 oz. avocados
4 oz. pico de gallo
2 serrano chiles (minced with seeds removed)
1 tbsp. bacon
1 tbsp. crumbled queso fresco

Mash avocados and add all of the ingredients.
Salt & pepper to taste.

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