For Cinco de Mayo I usually make a batch of one of my favourite Mexican dishes, guacamole. At its base, guacamole is mashed avocados and from there you can start adding more ingredients like lime juice and salt. The lime juice adds a brightness to guacamole and helps prevent the avocados from turning brown. The salt balances the sourness of the lime juice. Guacamole is very versatile in that it can be enjoyed by itself for dipping or as an ingredient in many different recipes. No matter how you make it or how you serve it, this gucamole is sure to please!
2 large avocados, mashed
2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
1 romano/plum tomato, seeded and finely diced (optional)
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
salt to taste
Instructions: Mix everything together and enjoy!
**To avoid that gross brown colour that completely ruins the visual beauty that is a vibrant guacamole simply put a thin layer of sour cream or water on top of any left over guacamole and then place saran wrap snugly on top of the sour cream. It’s the oxygen that turns it that icky brown colour. Keep in mind it still tastes the same regardless of colour and it’s still perfectly fine to eat.