O.G.: original guac (dinner party, part 2)

guac ingredients, bowlI love guacamole — any time of day, with any kind of meal, or as a meal in itself — I just love it with all my heart. I’ve made it smoky (by roasting the peppers or adding a smoky hot sauce), I’ve made it fruity (by adding chopped mango or pineapple), but for this dinner party I decided to keep it O.G.: original guac.

There were plenty of other exciting flavors in the meal — starting with the chile-lime cashews — and followed by the delicious mango, cucumber, jicama salad, which I’m going to post tomorrow. Stay tuned for that recipe — and others! — there are still 3 more parts to this Mexican fiesta dinner party extravaganza.

PS: another reason to make your own guac at home — Grub Street says you’re shelling out big $$$ for it at your fave Mexican joint.

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chile-lime cashews

cashews MAIN

Last night I threw a dinner party — a Mexican fiesta, if you will — and I kicked it off with a new snack recipe that I found in Bon Appetit. Don’t worry, there was guacamole too — no Mexican feast is complete without it — but right now we’re focused on these chile-lime cashews. They’re super simple to make and delicious, too. Just don’t eat the chiles — they’re H-O-T.

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