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Lemon Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo

lemon guac for Cinco de Mayo

lemon guac for Cinco de Mayo

We all know limes are the traditional tart citrus to squeeze into guacamole – well this Cinco de Mayo – try Lemon Guacamole. It’s tart and chunky with a bright sunny-zing flavor that only lemons can provide! Cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and tomatoes also accent this dip. No limes allowed – but plenty of citrus!..

Lemon Guacamole

Lemon Guacamole

Lemon or Lime? Every time I share my lemon-infused guac I get at least one hard core guacamole fan who gives me a loud “boo!” – because lemon is not part of the traditional recipe for guac. And why mess with a great thing, right? Well I really do prefer lemon over lime simply because the flavor is lighter, brighter. And dangerously delicious. I usually find myself eating this Lemon Guacamole with a big spoon instead of with a dainty chip. Hooray for Cinco de Mayo fiesta eats..

Recipe Idea! My favorite recipe with guacamole is a simple guac-a-dilla. Instead of cheese between two corn tortillas – I add guacamole. Then I very lightly grill each side of the “quesadilla” – or guac-a-dilla. Slice into triangles and serve with salsa. I guess when you love guacamole as much as I do, you don’t really need much else on your plate!

guacamole ingredients

guacamole ingredients

avocado cubed

avocado cubed

Lemon Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo
makes 4 cups

3 large avocados, diced
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped – including stems for ‘crunch’
1 small tomato, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced (optional)
1 jalapeno, diced (remove seeds)
1 tsp garlic powder or granules ( or 3 fresh garlic cloves, chopped)
1/2-1 tsp chipotle pepper powder
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
a few grinds of fresh black pepper

Garnish: lemon slices

Directions:

1. Toss the diced avocados in lemon juice.

2. Fold in the spices, cilantro, tomato and jalapeno.

3. Taste. Adjust spices – salt and pepper to your tastes.

4. Serve – or cover and chill in fridge until ready to be served.

guac

guac

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