Margarita Guacamole + Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Margarita Guacamole 2 As I write this post, my husband is doing dishes with our 3 year old singing along to Lets Get it On by Marvin Gaye. It’s rather adorable and entertaining. Sometimes I love that man more than words can say.

Love him because he keeps me sane.

Love him because he cleans up after my ‘experiments’ in the kitchen.

Love him because he has big muscles.

Love him because he loves me despite the fact that I have thunder thighs and a slight spending problem at Costco.

And love him because he appreciates Mexican food as much as I do. And by Mexican I mean guacamole. One day last week his lunch consisted of chips and guacamole. That was it.

boy guacamole lover+ girl guacamole lover = eternal guacamole lovers forever

I should make a bumper sticker with that on it. They’d sell like hot cakes.

Anyways, with avocados on the cheap at Costco and Whole Foods {surprisingly} I always have 4+ green little dudes on my counter at the ready. With Cinco de Mayo approaching, I thought it only fitting to marry le margarita with le avocado to make le margarita guacamole. Yup. I totally went there. And you need to go there too. This stuff will knock your socks off. Limey and salty with a hint of orange. Perfect plain with chips or up on top of some burritos or something.

For those of you not on the guacamole train, these other mexican favorites will still make a killer Cinco de Mayo: tacos, grilled burritos, 9-layer dip, warm & spicy black bean dip, enchilada lasagna, enchilada stuffed mushroomspomegranate lime margaritas, quesadillas. You’re bound to love one of these recipes. {I’d highly recommend the black bean dip and the stuffed mushrooms.}

And, no step by step photos today…that’s how easy this one is! Enjoy your weekend!

Margarita Guacamole 1

Margarita Guacamole

Yield: 2 large servings; 4 small


2 large Haas avocados
zest + juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
salt + pepper, to taste


Cut avocado in two and remove pit. Scoop out the insides and mash. Stir in lime zest, lime juice, orange zest, cilantro, salt and pepper. Place into salt rimmed serving dish and serve with chips.

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34 Responses to “Margarita Guacamole + Cinco De Mayo Recipes”

  1. #
    Katrina — May 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Love that rim of salt! So cute!


  2. #
    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — May 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    oo orange zest! i love it!


  3. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Margaritas and guac, rolled into one, sounds great to me!


  4. #
    Casey — May 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    YUM. I think I’ll make this to enjoy with some margaritas!


  5. #
    Peggy — May 4, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I am drooling just looking at the pictures! If you come up with a recipe for Chipotle’s rice, their corn salsa/relish, and their chicken my husband & I would be eternally grateful! Because between the guacamole and them you have my ALL time favorite foods! And to think I have limes in the freezer (thank you grocery store for buying too many and then putting them on clearance!! organics ones too!!)


    • Katie — May 4th, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

      I’ve come across a lot of recipes for Chipotle salsas and rice! Just google “copycat Chipotle ____” and you should find a bunch! Yum, drooling just thinking about it….


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    Katie — May 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    My boyfriend is crazy…he doesn’t *love* avocados (he likes them…but really, you either love avocados, or you suck. No middle ground!), and he hates beans! But he loves carnitas… So when we eat Mexican, I eat the beans and guac off of his plate, and he eats the meat off mine. I love him for sharing 😉

    The salt rim is such a good idea! Can’t have a true margarita without it!


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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — May 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Heck. Yes. Would it be bad if I added a splash of tequila to this?? 😉 No kiddies in my house…


    • Lauren — May 4th, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

      GO FOR IT!!!


  8. #
    Sabrina — May 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    super combination!!!


  9. #
    Marilyn Brennan — May 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Simplest adorable thing ever…


  10. #
    Cassie — May 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I love, love the salted rim on that glass of guac. I would seriously drink the stuff. Yum!!


  11. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — May 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Very creative way of holding delicious guac! That margarita glass would be empty within 5 minutes in my house. Hope you and the fam have a wonderful cinco de mayo!


  12. #
    From Valerie's Kitchen — May 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I’ve got 4 avocados sitting on my counter as well! We are going to a Cinco de Mayo party tomorrow night and I’m bringing the guac and chips and this one is looking mighty good to me! Thanks for the inspiration Lauren :)


  13. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 5, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Awwww, your husband is just too sweet. And yes, sell those bumper stickers! I’d totally buy one.

    Cute idea putting the guac into salt-rimmed glasses. I will have to try that at my next get-together.


  14. #
    Fresh Daily Deals at Waka Network — May 5, 2012 at 5:57 am

    The combination of ingredients is simply perfect! Lovely flavors for these kind of recipe.


  15. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — May 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I love how you put the salt on the rim – very creative! I love guac :)


  16. #
    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — May 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Oh my goodness – SO CUTE!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo! :)


  17. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — May 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Cute presentation! I have a thing for guacamole (and my husband)!!!


  18. #
    Anna @ hiddenponies — May 6, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Sooo pretty with the salted rim!


  19. #
    Debra Kapellakis — May 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I never had any Guacamole like this. I will try it.

    P.S. Your hubby sounds perfect and made just for you! YEAH!


  20. #
    Joan Nova — May 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Love the idea of rimming the server like a Margarita!


  21. #
    Michelle — May 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I could live on guacamole. Seriously.


  22. #
    Jolene ( — May 8, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Mmm, I made guacamole this past weekend too. LOVE it.


  23. #
    Tina @ mylifeasamrs — May 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    What an adorable idea for serving up Guac!!! I’m OBSESSED with the stuff myself… 😉


  24. #
    LP @dishclips — May 10, 2012 at 5:05 am

    This looks delicious and zesty.


  25. #
    Claire — May 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t know what’s my favorite, your post or this recipe? Maybe, both! All I can say is that this special Margarita Guacamole recipe is oozing with love!


  26. #
    Aggie — May 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    This is the prettiest picture of guac I have ever seen!! Love that glass & salt rim. I could eat guacamole pretty much daily.


  27. #
    Judy — March 27, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Sounds Amazing,i will make this for Easter .


  28. #
    Judy — March 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I will try this at Easter time.



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