Eva Longoria's Signature Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo

guacamoleHappy almost Cinco de Mayo! Tomorrow marks the Mexican army's victory over French forces, but mostly, here in the States, lots of people use it as a great excuse to go out after work to crunch on tortilla chips and get sloshed on margaritas! As far as I'm concerned, though, there is one thing I absolutely must have at my Cinco celebration mañana ... guacamole.

It's so beloved because it pairs so well with anything -- tacos, burritos, salads, fish, nachos, etc.! And Eva Longoria, who recently released her own cookbook, Eva's Kitchen: Cooking With Love for Family and Friends, features a signature guac the actress swears by. It will probably make your fiesta ...


Chunky Guacamole With Serrano Peppers from Eva's Kitchen: Cooking With Love for Family and Friends


6 ripe avocados, cut into 1/2-inch dice
4 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 large white onion, finely chopped
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, leaves chopped
1 serrano pepper, finely minced
Juice from 4 small lemons (about 8 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons kosher salt or to taste

1. In a large bowl, place the avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, serrano, lemon juice, and salt. Stir gently until well combined.

2. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

Makes about 8 cups. Olé!


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