How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year? We love delicious Mexican foods and recipes at our house and try them out regularly due to my love for cooking. With two working parents and a school-aged child, we do not often sit down to a weekday meal together so I am excited that Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year! Since I love to cook and try new recipes, I wanted to share some with you all to give you some Cinco de Mayo inspiration!
We’ll be grilling up a storm of shrimp and chicken to use in tacos on Cinco de Mayo and to save for leftovers for the work week. I’ll definitely make a homemade fresh salsa and the mango tomatillo guacamole recipe below sounds like a winner!
Mango-Tomatillo Guacamole (Makes 2 cups) 2 ripe Hass avocados, halved, seeded, and peeled
2 tomatillos, husked and finely chopped
1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded, and cubed
½ small red onion, finely chopped
1 serrano chile, finely chopped (remove seeds before chopping for less heat)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
baked tortilla or pita chips, for serving
1. Mash the avocados in a medium bowl with a fork, leaving them still a bit chunky. Fold in the tomatillos, mango, onion, chile, cilantro, and mint. Add the lemon juice, and gently mix to evenly distribute the ingredients. Season with salt.
2. Lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to discourage discoloring, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Serve with the chips for dipping.
To get the kids involved, use some of the printables below to decorate some fun balloons with your kiddo(s)!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network and I received a promotional item to thank me for my time. All opinions are my own.