Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It's Cinco de Mayo!  Unfortunately, between overlapping tennis practices and spring football, we just didn't have time for a fun family dinner.  Instead, Ella and I decided to meet Perry for lunch at one of our favorite Mexican hotspots - Tarahumata. (Yes, kids, the youngest child does have all the fun!)

Our favorite menu item is fresh guacamole.  Yum!!  It's made to order (no jalapenos, please!)  Paired with a bowl of homemade chicken tortilla soup, it's the perfect patio-relaxing lunch.

When I'm not eating out, I like to make fresh guacamole at home.  Here's my favorite version:

My Favorite Guacamole 

2 Haas Avacodos, diced
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup tomato, diced (flesh only)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons diced red onion
1/4 cup rough chopped, loosely packed cilantro
generous pinch of kosher or sea salt, to taste 

I think it's the surprise of orange that makes this recipe so good.  It's a little sweeter than your traditional lemon or lime.  You can adjust the quantities of any of the ingredients in this recipe to please your personal palate.

Mix together and enjoy!

Cheers to you, Nana!

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