How was your weekend, girls? May certainly arrived with a bang for us. Between kicking off National BBQ Month with a lunch date at a local favorite spot to the school carnival to Saturday errands to a softball game to a neighborhood movie night (with several sports practices in between), we had loads of fun as a family and with friends.
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, which means every Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas will be packed with diners seeking good margaritas and killer guacamole. We’d rather enjoy dinner at home, so I’m planning our own little fiesta that will include both of those things.
I’m a Texas girl with Mexican heritage, so I know a thing or two about guacamole. It graced my childhood dinner table at least once a week and was a part of every family celebration. I’ve eaten a lot of guacamole in my life, and to me, this is the perfect guacamole recipe.
What you’ll need:
- 2 large ripe avocados (halved, seeded and scooped out)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- juice of 1 lime
- juice of 1/2 an orange
What you’ll do:
- In a large bowl, place your scooped avocado pulp and mash. I like using the bottom of a small juice glass for this, but you can also use a fork.
- To the mashed avocados, add salt, cilantro, onion, lime juice, and orange juice. Mix well.
- Either serve immediately or keep covered until ready to serve. Placing a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole will help prevent it from turning brown.
If you’ve been eating pre-made guacamole from the grocery store, please stop. You can whip up a batch of this deliciousness in under 10 minutes, and it tastes so much better than anything you can buy. Fresh ingredients, no preservatives, and tons of flavor. You just can’t get better than that.
If you prefer guacamole on the chunkier side, go easy on the avocado mashing. And don’t be afraid to adjust this to your own liking–add fresh chopped tomatoes, jalapeños, red pepper flakes, or a dash of hot sauce. You really cannot go wrong here.
Serve it with your favorite corn chips or alongside grilled steak or chicken. It also pairs perfectly with my Shredded Chicken Tacos. Gracie has recently developed an appetite for avocados, and she even likes this guacamole for breakfast.
One last thing to know: if you bring this to a party, be ready for rave reviews and requests to make it again and again. I don’t know many people who can resist good guacamole.