Guacamole Fresco

Guacamole Fresco

At Agave Azul we spoke with General Manager Ricky Palomar, and he told us a little secret too keeping Fresh Guacamole from browning. Olive oil! slows down the oxidation process in the avocado. It will not last over night but if you are having a party and want to put Guacamole out as a platter this will keep it looking fresh and appetizing. If you like spicy! Palomar says DO NOT  add hot sauce, use jalapeno or another pepper of your choice.

“Keep it Simple is the best way to go, that’s how Agave Does it” says Ricky Palomar.

 Fresh Guacamole 

3 Ripe Hass avocados

1 Freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tsp of olive oil

3/4 cup small-diced red onion

1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced

1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro

1/2  Jalapeno (If you want to add a little heat)

Kosher salt and  freshly ground black pepper to taste

The Mannix Family Premium Vanilla


The Mannix Family is proud and dedicated to producing products they stand by 100% with love.  They started making their natural vanilla in 2001, using only the finest prime rated vanilla beans. The vanilla is produced by a natural cold-extraction process without chemicals, additives, sugar, or corn syrup. Ten years later they are still going stronger than every. Their products are currently at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market, Oviedo’s Farmer’s Market, The Meat House in winter park and Cavallari Gourmet Market.

At fresh daily 101 we love Mannix’s Premium Vanilla because it’s natural. We use their products all the time. Its 2x concentrated so you can use less than normal, with Mannix Vanilla a little goes a long way. You can sprinkle the organic ground vanilla on yogurt, cereal, or anything your heart desires.  When baking healthy treats, to enhance the flavor, definitely use any of The Mannix Family Products. New to the Mannix family is the vanilla infused extra virgin olive oil and it is amazing. You can use it on salads, to sauté veggies or fish on or off the grill, it really helps to bring out the flavor in the foods. To learn more check them out at or catch them at a farmers market.

Vanilla Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Vanilla Mascarpone Whip Cream and Fresh Fruit

8 oz Organic Mascarpone Cheese (room temp)

6 oz Organic Heavy Cream (cold)

2 1/2 Tbs Powdered Sugar (Optional)

1/4 tsp Mannix double strength Vanilla

1/2 tsp Mannix Organic ground Vanilla powder

In a chilled bowl add all ingredients, with a mixer of your choice, mix all ingredients. Start of with a low-speed, and as it starts to thicken increase speed slightly. Mascarpone is a sweet cheese so it will be creamier and a bit thicker, than regular whipped cream.  For a lighter, silky texture add a little more heavy cream.

Fresh Daily’s 101 Vanilla Mascarpone Whipped Cream is a delightfully creamy vanilla treat that goes great with fresh fruit, tarts, and much, much more. The Mannix Vanilla makes this recipe exceptional.