Is there anything better than really good guacamole and a great margarita?!
Cinco De Mayo is the perfect day to indulge and we have two easy recipes from Design Cuisine that are quick, easy and most importantly delicious!
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
2 ripe avocados
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice or lemon juice
2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup of minced red onion or thinly sliced green onion
1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
Cut the avocados in half. Remove seed. Score the inside of the avocado with a blunt knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Mash with a fork, roughly mash the avocado. The guacamole should be a little chunky. Add salt, lime juice, and the rest: Sprinkle with salt and lime (or lemon) juice. The acid in the lime juice will provide some balance to the richness of the avocado and will help delay the avocados from turning brown.
Add the chopped onion, cilantro, black pepper, and chiles. Chili peppers vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness.
Ginger- Lime Margarita Recipe for a crowd:
1 qt Lime juice
1 1/2 qt Water
1 1/2 Simple syrup
1 cup Ginger
1/2 bunch mint
6 limes, the zest
Mix all ingredients, pour over ice and Enjoy!
Photography: Bonnie Sen