Happy Cinco de Mayo!
It’s Cinco de Mayo today, which means it’s fiesta time! When it comes to Cinco de Mayo there are some essentials that should be mandatory at any fiesta, which are margaritas (or Mexican beer), chips, salsa and of course guacamole. Guacamole is the perfect side to compliment a day of fiesta festivities. For those who are in need of a good guac recipe, check out these delicious guacamole recipe options.
Before I dive into some great recipes there are a few tips to keep in mind that can make or break even the best guacamole recipes. First being, the best guacamole is only as good as the avocado that is being used. So use only perfectly ripe avocados in the dip. Second, according to Huffington Post, use only the small Haas avocados not the large ones from Florida. I’d like to add, California avocados can be used if you have access to them. Third, be sure to add spice and acid to the dip, which adds flavor to any guacamole dip. Spice typically comes from peppers like jalapenos or serranos and acid can come from either lemon or limes. Now on to the recipes!
Alton Brown’s Guacamole. Alton’s version of the classic guacamole received a rating of 4.8 stars (out of 5) based on 750 reviews so this sounds like a solid recipe. It’s easy to make and should be delicious to eat. Click here for the recipe.
The all tried and true recipe. This guacamole recipe claims to have been handed down from generations to generations. If that truly is the case then it should be great! This recipe is a bit different as it calls for a serrano chili and a pinch of sugar based on your taste. Click here for the recipe.
Bacon Cotija Guacamole. That’s right, this recipe calls for bacon and cotija cheese. The bacon adds a wonderful smoky flavor paired with crumbled cotija cheese. The cilantro and lime juice will balance it out giving it a smooth taste that isn’t too heavy. Click here for the recipe.
Mango Pomegranate Guacamole. This is perfect for those who love a little sweet and savory. Unbeknownst to me, Epicurious.com says that adding fruit to guacamole is a Mexican inspired tradition, which makes this recipe traditional and yet unique. Plus the bold colors from the mango, pomegranate and avocados will provide a pop of color to any fiesta table. Click here for directions.
Grilled Guacamole with Parmesan and Basil. For those looking for a truly unique take on guacamole then try this recipe. It’s an Italian spin on an otherwise Mexican dish. It calls for charred avocados mixed with garlic, basil and Parmesan cheese. Who knows, it could be the new staple to your fiesta. Click here for the recipe.
We’d love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite guacamole recipe?