Cinco de Mayo means margaritas and guac (yes, I believe there’s a real holiday in there somewhere), but the recent surge in lime prices has been stealing the show. Let’s bring the celebrations back to the important things: avocados.
Avocados are native to Mexico and are, thankfully, available year-round. They shine on holidays like Cinco de Mayo when we see them in dips, but usually avocados are totally underutilized in the kitchen. Not that we don’t all love guac or avocado toast, but sometimes you need to take a step back and think about how to really use a fruit. Avocados are high in good-for-you (mono-unsaturated) fats and just taste darn great.
Learn more about avocados here and master the art of avocado pit removal here. Once you’ve learned all there is to know about avocados, hit the kitchen. Get the most out of your Cinco de Mayo with these awesomely avocado-filled recipes.
- Avocado Melts swap out the tuna and add avocados and pesto for a vegetarian twist on a classic.
- The Effen Avocado cocktail is a mix of avocado puree, cucumber vodka, agave and a splash of lemon juice — …read more