Tuesday, May 5, 2009


even a self-proclaimed "scathing non-traditionalist" finds it hard to resist the exotic allure of CINCO DE MAYO.

i'll keep is short and sweet; as i'd hate to harsh your corona buzz with a wall of text.

-- but first, a bit of trivia:

did you know that the word "avocado" comes from the Aztec word for "testicle"?

-- the recipe is pretty standard, and pretty amazing. enjoy!

yield 1qt

3 large, ripe avocados
2 limes, juiced
3 ripe vine tomatoes, small dice
1 habañero chili, small dice
1 red onion, small dice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 heaping handful of cilantro, chopped

1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin

1. pit the avocados and get them into a bowl. scooping the flesh out from the skin with a large spoon makes this a breeze. hit it with the juice of ONE lime, MASH it up with a potato masher or fork. LEAVE CHUNKY!

2. add the rest of the ingredients, mix to combine. taste, then add reserved lime juice if you want some more tang.

fresh. simple. summer.

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