Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner – this year, don't even think about serving up tired old guac.
Guacamole is one of those appetizers that gets scooped up faster than you can say "fiesta." But if you're planning a Cinco de Mayo party, don't be one of the millions of people serving up simple mashed avocado and lime juice.
Mango guacamole is a fresh twist on the old favorite, combining juicy, sweet mango with rich, creamy avocado, sharp cilantro and spicy chiles.
Anytime you make guacamole, you should begin with perfectly ripe avocados
. This is important, as the underripe variety tastes like oily grass, and if your fruits are too old, they'll be brown inside.
Cut your avocados in half – about three should do it for this recipe – and scoop the soft green flesh into a bowl. Then, add a quarter-cup of finely diced onion, half of a chopped Serrano chile, two tablespoons of cilantro and at least two tablespoons of lime juice, then mash it up with a fork or potato masher. Next, cube your mango finely and add it to your mixture. When you're done folding in the fruit, you're done!
Serve up this inventive dip with these awesome Mango Margaritas
and Easy Tortilla Chips
for a super simple Cinco de Mayo fiesta.