Feliz Cinco de Mayo

I plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo tonight by eating copious amounts of guacamole with friends at a cool little Mexican place in Cambridge. Contrary to popular belief, or maybe just my belief, the holiday is not in honor of mayonnaise.

Guacamole is so delicious—and avocados so good for you—that it feels naughty to eat. It’s easy to whip up too. There are numerous variations on the Interweb. Here’s an amalgam of a couple:

 2 avocados
1/2 lemon, juiced (or lime)
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon cilantro 
1/2 teaspoon jalapeno or serrano chile peppers
Mash avocados and combine with the cilantro, chili onion, and salt. Add a little diced tomato, if you like.

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