One way people in America like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is by drinking margaritas and eating guacamole. While some might like to head to the bar to grab a cold one, making homemade guacamole could be a fun way to enjoy the day. For those who are interested in making their own guac, check out the recipe we found from Food Network star Alton Brown, which has five stars from nearly 800 reviews.

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  • 3 avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced


Peel the avocados, cut them in half and remove the seed. Then add the flesh to a large bowl. Coat it with the lime juice. Remove any excess lime juice from the bowl and save it on the side for later. Add salt, cayenne and cumin and then mass it together. Food Network recommended using a potato masher for this, but a fork or spoon can work, too, especially for those who like their guacamole on the chunky side. When the mashing is finished, add the onions, cilantro, garlic, minced jalapeños and tomatoes. Then add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice to taste. Let the mixture rest at room temperature for an hour. Make sure to cover it with a piece of plastic wrap so it doesn’t brown. The guacamole can be served with chips and vegetables. Try saving the avocado skins and serving the guacamole inside them for added panache.

BONUS: For those who like their guacamole on the spicier side, add 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder and freshly ground pepper.

A view of guacamole during Flavors of Mexico Presented by Mexico Tourism during The New Yorker Festival 2016 at Casa Neta Oct. 8, 2016 in New York. Getty Images

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