If you’ve been racking your brain over which low-calorie cocktail to sip in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, then: a) Lucky you; I wish my plans for tonight were that exciting, and b) Turn your thoughts to guacamole, a food far more worthy of May 5. I don’t blame you for looking forward to an unwinder after work, but guacamole is the hidden hero of this holiday: It’s tasty, won’t give you a hangover, and is full of healthy fats and minerals. (Don’t make that face; I said healthy fats.)
Here’s my recipe for guacamole; It’s imprecise, as I think it should be — guacamole is all about making it taste the way you like it, so be sure to get out that bag of chips and taste as you go:
My Favorite Guacamole
1 clove of garlic
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
roughly 1/3 of a bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
1-2 tablespoons Cholula sauce (or salsa of choice)
1. Mash avocados with the back of a fork. (A food processor is easier, if you have one, but I actually prefer the texture you get from mashing avocados by hand.)
2. Use a garlic press to mash garlic and add to avocados, along with salt, lemon juice, and cilantro.
3. Gradually add Cholula sauce/salsa to taste, adding salt or lemon as needed.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Now go have that skinny girl margarita — I know you want to.