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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!

Avocados for Cinco de Mayo

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!

  • How to Make Perfect Guacamole

    Our best guacamole, served with chips
    Elise Bauer

    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

    Ceviche with Avocado and Grilled Corn
    Sabrina Modelle

    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 Mango Avocado Salsa

    Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa
    Elise Bauer

    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

    Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
    Elise Bauer

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

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  • 7 Layer Bean Dip

    Completed 7 Layer Dip Recipe in Large White Bowl
    Elise Bauer

    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 with Cucumber, Jicama, and Ginger

    Salmon Lettuce Wraps
    Elise Bauer

    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

    Strawberry Guacamole
    Elise Bauer

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

  • Chicken Pozole Salad

    Chicken Posole Salad
    Elise Bauer

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