8 Ways to Show Your Love for Avocados this Cinco de Mayo

Show your love for avocados this Cinco de Mayo! We've got recipes for perfect guacamole, shrimp tacos with avocado salsa, chicken posole salad, and plenty more ideas for your party!

Guacamole tends to gets all the love when it comes to avocados—and don’t worry, we’ve got two guac recipes here for you—but there’s so much more you can do with this fruit. (Yes, it is actually a fruit!)

From shrimp tacos to ceviche and lettuce wraps, avocados are more versatile than you might imagine. Plus, they’re loaded with good-for-you fats and nutrients so recipes with avocado always make a good choice for putting on the table.

So show your love for avocados this Cinco de Mayo and make one of these great recipes!

Guacamole recipe easy to make in serving dish

The most obvious – and probably most crowd-pleasing -- ways to show your avocado love is, of course, with a killer guacamole. This one involves serrano chile, cilantro, lime and salt.

Ceviche with Avocado and Grilled Corn

Although we think of ceviche as a Peruvian dish, it is also served in some parts of Mexico. Lime juice “cooks” the fish—and avocado chunks and grilled corn add flavor.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa

Take advantage of the grill for the shrimp, and then add a fresh salsa of mango and avocado -- two foods that seem to be made for each other.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp, avocado, hot sauce—sort of like a Mexican bloody Mary, minus the alcohol.

Completed 7 Layer Bean Dip Recipe in Large White Bowl

The ultimate dip—refried beans, cheese, and then keep on with olives, peppers, and of course, avocado. This counts as dinner, right?

Salmon Lettuce Wraps

When it’s warm, you want something cooling, with very little prep time on your part. Poached salmon pairs with generously sized and sweet butter lettuce.

Strawberry Guacamole

A variation on a theme—don’t knock it until you try it. Early summer strawberries are especially sweet.

Chicken Posole Salad

The flavors of a posole soup, transferred to salad form—chicken, seasoned chicken, hominy, radishes and cojita cheese.

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Carrie Havranek

Carrie Havranek is an Associate Editor of Simply Recipes and lives in Easton, Pennsylvania. She goes out of her way for farmers' markets, a crazy new ingredient, yoga, and a walk in nature. Her first cookbook, Tasting Pennsylvania, will be published in spring 2019.

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  1. Val Van Doorene

    Certainly will try the recipes…Yummy

  2. Noel

    Avocados can not be cooked as they go bitter. They can be warmed but not cooked.
    We in Australia have avocados all year round.
    The recipes are great

  3. Ariadna


  4. Margaret

    Loving The recipes

  5. Katie

    Do you have a good avocado pie recipe?

Avocados for Cinco de Mayo8 Ways to Show Your Love for Avocados this Cinco de Mayo