The 5th of May is Cinco De Mayo (Spanish for the 5th of May).  I had thought it was a Mexican celebration but it is much bigger in the US although it originates with Mexican Americans in the American West commemorating freedom and democracy in the first few years of the American Civil War.   In Puebla in Mexico the holiday celebrates the Mexican Army’s surprise victory over French forces May 5th 1862.*

Anyway, in light of this I thought I’d make this post Mexican themed!

I made guacamole!

Apparently all you really need is avocados and salt and then it’s an add-what-you-want situation but usually involving tomatoes and chillies.  So here’s what I used:

  • 3 avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • juice 1 lime
  • 1 onion (I pre-cooked because I hate raw onion)
  • some spring onions (which are apparently called scallions in the Americas, which I think makes sound like fish)
  • half a chilli (I have a low tolerance for spice!)

And to serve:

  • tortilla chips
  • natural yoghurt (in place of sour cream)
  • cambozola (not very Mexican but it is AMAZING)


It’s pretty simple to put together; scoop out the flesh of the avocado and mix with tomato.  Add all the other ingredients and mash together with a whisk or fork.  I had to use my blender to mush it up because my forking skills aren’t good enough!

That’s it!

It tasted good except I put in too much chilli and it was far too spicy for me!

Apparently if you put the avocado stone in the guacamole it will last longer but I haven’t tested it!

*Wikipedia told me these things, it’s not my fault if it’s wrong…