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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bronx Foodie: Cinco de Mayo & an Easy Guacamole Recipe

I absolutely love Mexican food. I love everything from very authentic Mexican dishes like pozole or tacos al pastor to more Americanized foods like burritos and quesadillas. So one of my favorite days of the year is definitely Cinco de Mayo.

Normally, I would tell our readers to stay home and then I would list some good recipes, but I really think Cinco de Mayo is best celebrated outside--preferably wherever you can buy a frozen margarita.

There are lots of great restaurants in the Bronx, like Montezuma on Kingsbridge Road. And there's also lots of hidden gems like your local taco place or the taco truck on Fordham Road between Grand Concourse and Webster Avenue.

The Daily News recently wrote that La Estrellita Poblana, at 2231 Westchester Avenue, has the best tacos in New York City! Let us know where you celebrate and send us your tips for the best Mexican food in the Bronx.

Finally, I have been eyeing this cookbook, Mexican Made Easy, by Marcela Vallavolid, which would be a great present for my birthday next week. Hint, hint. So if you're staying in, here's a simple recipe for one of my favorite snacks, Guacamole.

Easy Guacamole
Serves two

1 ripe haas avocado (the small black kind)
1/8 tsp salt
juice of 1/2 lemon
5 grape tomatos or 1/2 of a really ripe tomato diced
1/4 red onion diced
1 tbs of cilantro finely chopped

Put the avocado in a bowl and mash it up with the salt. Pour in the lemon juice, tomatos, red onions, and cilantro and mix together. Add more salt if desired. Try adding garlic or pepper for a deeper flavor. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. ... and for those who are lazy, just mix a few spoonfuls of your favorite salsa into the mashed avocado. Delicious!


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