Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo

We are lucky to live in a town where there is an abundance of Hispanic restaurants, markets and bakeries. Over the years I have discovered my favorites in all categories. One establishment called Salvador's Bakery, is a hybrid of both a restaurant and a remarkable bakery. They have a limited menu of Mexican favorites such as tacos, tamales and burritos as well as take out food and the most remarkable selection of pastries.

For our Cinco de Mayo celebration at home, I purchased some carnitas from Salvador's Bakery and we had a taco bar utilizing this very flavorful shredded pork, homemade guacamole and all the other accompaniments that go into a good taco. With a fresh squeezed lime juice margarita, the meal was complete. Thanks to The Husband for his food styling on the taco plate!Guacamole

1 ripe avocado, scooped out of peel
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp. finely minced white onion or 1 green onion finely chopped
2 Tbsp prepared salsa
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepperPut all of the ingredients into a bowl and mash with a fork to the desired consistency. We like ours chunky. Serve with tacos or along side salsa and sour cream for nachos or plain tortilla chips.

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

Oh my! That picture of the guacamole literally made my mouth water! I'm going to have to go home and make some. Mmmm.