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Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Think beyond guac while still using the beloved avocado at your fiesta

This Grilled Avocado Stuffed With Tomato and Feta uis an easy side dish that truly highlights the flavors and texture of the avocado.

If there’s one food that’s 100 percent necessary at any Cinco de Mayo party, it’s guacamole. And, of course, part of that reason is the avocado.

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Native to South Central Mexico, the avocado has become a wildly popular ingredient and is used in dozens of dishes for every meal and snack thanks to its creamy texture, subtly delicious flavor, and versatile culinary uses. It’s a tried and true Mexican ingredient.

If you want to highlight this favorite regional fruit at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta but aren’t a fan of guacamole or just want to get more creative, you may find yourself in a bit of a pickle.

Thankfully, we’ve rounded up 15 delicious party-worthy avocado recipes that don’t necessary require you to mash the fruit to tiny bits. From salty, handheld appetizers like avocado and bacon pita chips to creamy, irresistible avocado soup shooters to even a fudge dessert and a cocktail, these recipes will help to diversify your Cinco de Mayo menu without foregoing the insatiable avocado.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.


Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Recipes

Whip up a big batch of this sauce and use it to add a creamy kick to anything from tacos to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients:
1 tomato
2 jalapeño peppers
1 habanero pepper
3 avocados
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Remove the stems of the jalapeños and the habanero. Boil the jalapenos, habanero, and the tomato for 10 minutes. Save this water. Place the boiled peppers and tomato into your Vitamix or blender. Add the three avocados (cut, peel, and remove pit first). Add the lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the water you used to boil the peppers. Blend until completely creamy. Store in a covered container or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate and use within three days.