Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching. I hope that you are as excited as I am for this holiday. Even though I am not Mexican, I never resist a celebration that includes tequila and guacamole. If you are like me, then you will love this post. In todays VG Invites blog I am sharing my recipe for how to make the perfect guacamole. At the end of this post I have included a FREE INSTANT DOWNLOAD for a Margarita Bar sign that you can use for your Cinco de Mayo party. Keep scrolling to see more...
The trick to making the perfect guacamole is to use good, ripe avacados. You can check for the ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet. If there is a lot of give, the avacado may be past ripe and not good. If there is a little give, the avocado is perfectly ripe. Recipe and Free printable is below.
3 ripe avacados
1/3 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice
1 small tomato diced
1/4 cup red onion minced
1-2 chili peppers, stems and seeds removed, minced
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
1 Tbsp sour cream
1 dash of hot pepper sauce
Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling chilis and do not touch your eyes or the area near your eyes for several hours.
Cut avacados in half. Remove the pit. (tip: set one of the pits aside to add to your guacamole to keep it fresh and from turning brown.) Scoop out the flesh of the avacado with a spoon and place into a bowl.
Roughly mash the avacado with a fork. Be sure that the avacado is a little chunky.
Add in salt and lime juice. The lime juice helps to delay the avacados from turning brown as well.
Add in chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, black pepper, and chiles. Use two or more chili peppers if you like it caliente. Use only a half of a chili if you like your guacamole on the mild side.
Add in sour cream. Cover in an air tight plastic container and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
The trick to making the perfect guacamole is to use good, ripe avacados. You can check for the ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet. If there is a lot of give, the avacado may be past ripe and not good. If there is a little give, the avocado is perfectly ripe.
Download Your FREE Margarita Bar Sign Below
Are you having a Cinco de Mayo party? I have the perfect instant download margarita bar sign to help add to your festivities. You can edit the text by using the text fields in Acrobat Reader. Be sure that you open your margarita sign in Acrobat Reader because it won't work properly in other programs. See below for your FREE downloadable margarita bar sign. Do you love this design? I also have matching invitations and a taco bar sign that you can download instantly and edit using Acrobat reader. All of the fonts are included. All you have to do is type in your party info into the text fields and print from home or your local copy center. It is that easy.
Visit again later this week to see my recipe for mini taco appetizers. They are a big hit at parties. Do you have a fun Cinco de Mayo party idea. Share them with the audience below. We would love to see your comments.