Who’s ready for Cinco de Mayo? I know I am! This Saturday you can find me stuffing my face with this salsa/guacamole bar and sipping on some margaritas. Anyone else having a fiesta? With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, what better excuse to bust out your best Mexican-inspired dishes? Whether you’re hosting a crowd or just indulging your sweet self, I’ve got you covered!
If you’re like me, you don’t have to throw a party to set out a spread like this. I can down this by myself on a random Monday. However, if you are having a party… this is a very simple set up. I filled a large tray with different types of salsa, homemade guacamole, and blue/yellow corn chips. For pops of color and nice texture on the board I like to add tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, and a lot of limes. Get creative and if you think crumbled goat cheese, char-grilled corn, pickled jalapenos, mango or pineapple sound good, add them to the board too.
If you plan to do a guac bar for an event, only mash about half the avocados you think you’ll need in the beginning (I budget 1 avocado per person), and as time passes, mash as needed. Even if it doesn’t turn brown, guac turns darker and looks less appealing over time.
1 medium ripe avocado, mashed
juice of 1/2 lime, or to taste
pinch salt, to taste
pico de gallo
jalepeno peppers (fresh, canned, pickled, etc.)
green chili peppers (fresh, canned, fire-roasted, etc.)
cheese (crumbled Cotija, feta, goat, blue, etc.)
Serve With (optional)
pico de gallo
toasted pita bread
speared bell peppers