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Friday, May 4, 2012

Cinco de Muncho

Hola, amigas! I consider myself a connoisseur of Mexican food. I ate jalapenos every day of my first pregnancy. I worked at a Mexican restaurant in college and never tired of it. I've got salsa in my veins, people! Have I made my point? Needless to say, I'm muy excited about Cinco de Mayo tomorrow! The holiday has more meaning than drinking margaritas on a patio, but I'm also using it as an excuse to buy up the abundantly seasonal avocados!

Being a Texas gal, it's a requirement to perfectly master three things:
  1. Sweetened Sun Tea (served over lots of ice, of course)
  2. Baked Beans (or Potato Salad can be substituted)
  3. Kickin' Guacamole

Every Southern woman has her own secrets and recipes for these, and today, in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I'd share my crowd-pleasing Guacamole (and by crowd, I mean me)!

guacamole

I like mine chunky and chock full of stuff...with the avocado serving as the glue that holds it together. It's not exact, so the recipe isn't precise.

Kick-A$$ Guacamole

3 Ripe Avocados, lightly mashed (put them in a dark cabinet overnight if they're too hard)
3-4 Tomatoes, chopped
Half a Purple Onion, chopped
Handful Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Juice of half a lemon
Small Jalapeno Pepper, diced (if you dare)
Obscene doses of salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce

Mix and serve! 
I prefer mine cold, so I refrigerate it for a few hours, and garnish with more fresh cilantro.

dip

I serve in a festive painted bowl, and line the chip bowl with brown craft paper (or a lunch sack in this case). To eat it, forget that whole Southern lady business, and shovel scoop it on your chip. I'm talking, bigger-than-your-mouth scoop!

bite
That's not guac on my finger, I'm trying a new minty nail polish. You like?
I got a little carried away shopping for avocados, so I whipped up some avocado ice cream (using this recipe), too. It's best served with a sugar cookie (duh, isn't everything?)...and I'll just say you reeeeeally have to love avocados to like this ice cream. *raises hand*

avocado ice cream

Do you have Mexican food dreams for this weekend? How about a secret ingredient for your guacamole?

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21 comments:

  1. Avocado ice cream?!?!?! Get out! I need this. Also I cannot quit chunky guac. Fact.

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  2. I am coming over now! Oh hell to the yes on your guac recipe - just pinned.

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  3. We dont celebrate cinco de mayo but I love love mexican food - gonna be trying out this recipe! PS i posted a great recipe for margarita cupcakes if you are cooking!! Have a great weekend hun x

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  4. That guacamole looks out of control good! I might have to mix up my standard Ina Garten recipe. Fun! Happy Cinco De Mayo and have a great weekend!

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  5. I'm going to a Guac Off on Saturday, so may have to use this recipe!

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  6. YUMM!! I love avocados, too - and i eat them for breakfast! I think your guac would be perfect with my spiked limeade -- see here: http://voyage-on.blogspot.com/2012/03/lime-out.html

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  7. This looks SO good I need to try it ASAP! Have a great weekend! :)

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  8. We are avocado fiends around here and I have never heard of avocado ice cream! I will have to try this recipe for sure. Your guac looks awesome! I like it chunky too!

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  9. LOVE guacamole! I find myself making this weekly during the summer...can't get enough! yours looks so colorful and yummy!

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  10. MM MM MM I will definitely be making guac tomorrow! Thanks for the kick ass recipe!

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  11. Delish! Thanks for the recipe! We love celebrating Cinco de Mayo but I'm a little behind on preparing for it this year... I'll I've got so far is Modelo Especial in the fridge! Gotta whip up some 'mole (as my daughter calls it)!

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  12. I spy a bottle of Tapatio - I knew I liked you! I like adding some fresh garlic to mine and a little lime juice. The lime juice helps to keep it from turning brown - although I eat it so fast that's rarely a problem!

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  13. Oh yum! I'm definitely going to have to try out your guac recipe!

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  14. I know what you mean. My godmother owned a mexican restaurant and I lived there as a kid. I looove me so mexican food! I really need to try the avocado ice cream. That sounds delicious!

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  15. Worcestershire sauce!?! That is a secret ingredient:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  16. You are making me *SO* excited for tomorrow!! I'm a native New Mexican, so you can bet your sombrero that I'm all about the Mexican food (c:

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  17. Yep I will be eating all day long today. I am so intrigued by the avocado ice cream. Wonder how it would be with a side of tequila?? Happy Cinco de Mayo sweets!

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  18. Oh, you are so sweet for the shout out. Super behind in my blogs due to hubs birthday. The guacamole looks heavenly. I could honestly live off of guac. No joke. It's my all time favorita! Happy Cinco de Drinko!

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  19. YUMMMM!!!! Love me some Mexican food! Happy Cinco de Mayo!! I will be stirring up some fresh guac and a pitcher of ice cold margaritas with some enchiladas tonight!!
    Your recipe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
    xo-Lisa

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  20. That looks delish! I make lots of it myself and use sea salt, I like the taste of it, have you tried that? What a perfect recipe for today, thanks for sharing :-)

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  21. I'm with you...I'm such a huge fan of avocados and guacamole. YUM. Can't wait to try it with a little Worcestershire sauce. Great tip!

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