Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army's defeat of the French, we thought we would pass along a very special Aviary recipe for guacamole. Guacamole comes from two Aztec Nahuatl words - ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce).

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados

Avocado Eye.egg by elstevebo on Aviary

1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
Chilliiiii.egg by meowza on Aviary

1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
unzipped lemon.egg by leafscatter on Aviary

1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
lesson coons patch onion.egg by Redstar on Aviary

1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
Cherry Tomato.egg by BerlinBear on Aviary

2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
cilantro logo pic.egg by willjs1 on Aviary

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
Salt Cover DRAFT 1.egg by kayjaycali@msn.com on Aviary

A dash of freshly grated black pepper
peppercorns.egg by mercytheresa on Aviary

Mash the avocado with a fork and add the onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper, and mash it some more. Start with half of a chili pepper and add more, depending on how hot you like things.

Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve. That's it!

Let us know how your guacamole turns out! Also, if you feel so inclined, it would be great to see some more cilantro on Aviary. Cilantro is great, and crucial to many fine recipes.

Buen Provecho and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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