Cinco de Mayo: Homemade Tortilla Chips and Classic Guacamole

Cinco-de-Mayo-2014-1No Cinco de Mayo celebration could ever hope to be complete without crisp tortilla chips and tangy guacamole. Don’t know how to make ‘em? Relax, amigo, we’ve got you covered.

Homemade Tortilla Chips:



6” flour tortillas

Olive oil




1. Preheat the oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Brush and salt both sides of the tortillas.

3. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the tortillas into four equal wedges.

4. Place the tortilla wedges on a cookie sheet so that they do not overlap.

5. Bake for 6-7 minutes, watching closely so that they become golden but do not burn.



Classic Guacamole:



2 Haas avocados

2 tablespoons white onion, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced

Juice from 2 lime wedges

¾ teaspoon sea salt

½ a jalapeño pepper, minced

1 tomato (optional)



1. Cut the avocadoes, remove the skins and pits, and cut into cubes.

2. In a bowl, use a fork to mash the avocados into a paste.

3. Add in the onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper, continuing to mash.

4. If serving immediately, add the cilantro to the mixture.

5. Add the lime juice and mix. Top with tomatoes and/or cilantro to garnish.


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