Taco Thursday and Guacamole with a Twist!

First of all, I know it is not really Thursday anymore, but we ended up doing a bit more wedding planning last night than I bargained for. Second, I am not sure why I find the idea of Tacos on Tuesday and Thursday are so awesome, but seriously, they are. I am 89.99% sure it has to do with the alliteration, but whatever. Cinco de Mayo is also right around the corner…convenient!

My fiancé and I love tacos. And margaritas. There is a little Mexican place down the road from us that we recently discovered and now love! Unfortunately, most of my favorite Mexican cuisine is not the most healthy, which is why a lot of the time we end up eating in to save calories AND money.

One of my most favorite Mexican items (aside from a good old taco) is guacamole. Or guac as I like to call it. And nothing beats making your own homemade guac. (Yes, I know guac doesn’t have cheese in it, but when you put it on a taco, like I am about to do, the cheese on the taco makes up for it!)

I had a little more fun experimenting with this recipe, mostly because I need to go grocery shopping so I was a bit limited on supplies.

Here is my tried and true recipe for making guac, with a twist…

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Guacamole

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 mins

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados, peeled and halved

1 lime or 2 small limes, juiced

½ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp red chili flakes

½ tsp ground mustard

½ medium onion, diced

1 ½ tbsp. chopped cilantro

1 clove garlic

7-8 cherry tomatoes (see below)

Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Mash avocados in a bowl and add in next 7 ingredients. Stir until well blended. Add in cherry tomatoes and stir. Add salt as desired. Serve on top of tacos, with chips, or anything else you can come up with!

 

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So, about those tomatoes…I discovered these little gems at my local grocery store. And they were so delicious! I loved how they really brought a nice, colorful twist to my guacamole.

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Here is a look at my taco. It is, of course, sitting on a lovely mound of shredded cheese! And yes, I like hot sauce…a lot, and yes that tortilla is bigger than my head, but I needed larger ones for an upcoming recipe…so stay tuned!

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