Cinco de Mayo is really more of a United States celebrated tradition than in Mexico, but increasing the popularity around the world, like Australia. Though Cinco de Mayo has been titled the Mexican Independence, in Mexico their independence is actually celebrated on September 16th. Plus, the festivities were originally called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla, when the Mexicans defeated a massive French army on May 5, 1862, despite having a small group of fighters.
Having one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations right in our backyard, Los Angeles, California, we thought we’d share one of our household recipes and those we found online for you to partake in this fun celebration!
Guacamole and Chips
Are you ready for some guacamole? Well, so do most Americans, 81 million avocados are consumed every year on Cinco de Mayo. Here’s my personal recipe for you to enjoy.
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1-2 serrano chiles, (depends on your heat level), chopped with seeds
1 red tomato, chopped in chunks
1-2 green limes
salt to taste
pepper to taste
- Wash and cut avocados in half. Remove the pit. Scoop avocado with a spoon into your bowl, should be left as whole as possible.
- Add onion, garlic, chiles and tomato. With a spoon and fork work the ingredients together somewhat gently. Should remain chunky.
- Add lime, salt and pepper to your taste, I like to add two limes, but that is my personal taste.
- Mix to your desired likeness. I like to keep it chunky.
This delicious flatbread can be consumed with a simple splash of lime and salt (dipped in Tortilla soup), or of course made to make famous street tacos. Whatever your taste buds prefer we believe this recipe will knock your pants off…like The Chive’s Adios Pantalones shirt!
Americans spend more then $2.9 billion on margaritas annually, which is equivalent to 14% of all cocktail sales in this country. So, we like our tarty lime cocktail! Now let’s hurry this up so we can make one for ourselves!
What is your favorite thing to do on Cinco de Mayo?