Gametime Guacamole Goes Head to Head

From 1995 to 2003 the California Avocado Commission held an Avobowl, in which guacamole recipes relating to the regional specialties of teams playing in the Superbowl were pit against each other in a taste test. Five out of eight years, the winner of the guacamole contest accurately predicted the winner of the football match. Eerie, eh?

Well, it seems as if the Avobowl is no longer a contest, as the Hass Avocado Board would prefer it if we all just get along. They don't care who wins, just as long as you eat your share of Superbowl guacamole. And you probably will:

The HAB estimates fans will eat 49.5 million pounds of Hass avocados on this year's Big Game Day—enough to cover Arizona's University of Phoenix Stadium football field, end zone to end zone, more than 19.1 feet deep in avocados.

Though the Avobowl is no longer, the HAB has provided different recipes for Giants fans and Patriots fans, based around team colors (in one case) and regional foods (in the other). If these guacamoles were to do battle, who would win?

New York Kickoff Guac        VS.
New England Halftime Guac
Serves: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Gametime Guacamole Goes Head to Head

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About This Recipe

This recipe appears in: Serious Eats Super Bowl Party Food Round Up

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe, fresh Hass avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • Blue corn tortilla chips
  • 4 ripe, fresh Hass avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1/2 lb. cooked lobster meat, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • Tortilla chips or toasted crostini

Procedures

  1. 1

    In a medium bowl, coarsely mash avocados and combine with salt and lime juice.

  2. 2

    Mix in garlic, white onion and tomato.

  3. 3

    Serve with blue corn tortilla chips.


Serves: 8

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    Prep Time: 15 minutes!

  • 5

    In a medium bowl, coarsely mash avocados and combine with salt, lemon juice and garlic.

  • 6

    Fold in lobster meat and shallot.

  • 7

    Serve with tortilla chips or crostini.

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    Recipes from PR-inside.com and HAB; photograph from iStockPhoto.com