Monday, May 5, 2014


Cinco de Mayo officially commemorates the anniversary of an early victory by Mexican forces over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo means the fifth of May and is a day of festivities, party food and margaritas. So why not make the perfect Guacamole for your friends? It is said that true Mexican Guacamole is chunky. I am not Latino, so I really don't know.  I like it chunky but it you like it more like a puree, help yourself. I do think it is a matter of personal taste.

Guacamole Dip
2 ripe Hass avocados
11/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 dashes hot sauce
1/4 cup small-diced red onion
1/2 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 medium tomato, seeded, and diced
Optional: Cilantro or Parsley
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. Immediately add the lemon juice, hot sauce, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper. If the avocados need more mashing, do it before you add the tomatoes. 
Till next time......

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