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Cinco de Mayo Party Food: Guacamole Recipes

You’re going to laugh when I tell you about my typo.  I accidentally wrote “Guacamalo”.  Those of you who know a little Español, you’re probably laughing out loud with me.  Guac is anything but “malo”.

My mom is Mexican, so I grew up eating a mean guacamole dip!  It was a staple food in our casa, the dish that brought it all together. Needless to say, I’m a big guac fan. Guacamole is a delicious , creamy sauce that tastes amazing with most Mexican dishes. It’s quite healthy and filling.  As you may know, avocado is chock full of antioxidants, folate and fiber.

So don’t pick those avocado pieces out of your food! “Some people, in their attempts to be health-conscious, avoid avocados due to the relatively high fat and calorie content of these fruits (138 calories and 14.1g fat in half a medium-sized avocado). Yet avocados are one of the best foods you can eat, packed with nutrients and heart-healthy compounds.” via Best Health Mag  But this mono-saturated fat is good for you.  It helps boost brain function and reduce risk of heart disease, among other things.

Enjoy these guacamole recipes that feature the pear-like fruit, Avocado!

  • Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole 1 of 6
    guacamole recipe 1

    I love this creative combination of chiles, corn and avocados! You can find the recipe at The Frugal Girls

  • Family Recipe Guacamole 2 of 6
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    This is a traditional guacamole recipe that has been passed on by one of my favorite bloggers, Muy Bueno Cook.

  • Charred Corn Guacamole 3 of 6
    guacamole recipe 3

    I love grilled corn and can't wait to try it in my guac recipe!  Get the recipe at Branny Boils Over.

  • Grilled Guacamole with Parmesan and Basil 4 of 6
    guacamole recipe 4

    I'm loving all of these creative recipes! I never would have thought of grilling my avocado before making guac!  Get the recipe at Cannella Vita.

  • Spicy Queso Guacamole 5 of 6
    guacamole recipe 6

    There's nothing like a little kick in your guacamole!  Another great recipe to try.  Get it over at What's Gaby Cooking?

  • Traditional Guacamole Recipe 6 of 6
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    It's amazing what a few slightly different ingredients can do to change the flavor of this ever so loved recipe.  Get the recipe at Mama Latina Tips.

For more recipes you can follow me on my Pinterest Simple and Good Recipes Board.

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