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Our Top Guacs to Spice Up Cinco de Mayo

Use our foolproof base recipe to whip up four flavor-packed, party-ready guacamoles. Olé!

Senior Food Editor
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Everyone needs a back-pocket guacamole recipe. Our go-to guacamole starts with 3 ripe but firm avocados, peeled, pitted, and lightly mashed. We add 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1/4 cup each chopped white onion and jalapeno, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper. But a celebration calls for a twist, like one of these variations.

 

1. Minty Margarita

Omit the white onion and add 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice; swap in 1/4 cup mint for the cilantro.

 

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2. Taco Truck-Style

Swap in 2 cups chopped tomatillos for 1 of the avocados; omit the lime juice. Puree in a food processor with 1/2 cup water until smooth.

 

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3. Modern Mex

Swap in red onion for the white onion. Top with 1/4 cup toasted pepitas and 3 tablespoons crumbled cotija or feta cheese.

 

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4. Martha's Classic

Fold in 1 cup halved or quartered cherry tomatoes and 2 chopped hard-cooked eggs. Serve with plantain chips.

 

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