There are absolute musts for hosting a Cinco de Mayo party. For one, you need fun and festive music that gets your guests to salsa their way around the salsa dip. Secondly, you need kickass drinks that involve copious amounts of tequila. And lastly (and most importantly), you need delicious party foods to get the celebration underway.
There are tons of things you can make for a Cinco de Mayo party, but the most important and revered holiday food has to be the guacamole. Guacamole, made with fresh avocados, is a healthy mouth treat that will get everyone in a festive mood. But most folks probably think of guacamole as a relatively simple dish. After all, it is just some avocados, spices, and a few fresh chopped vegetables, right?
As you’ll see from the recipes on this list, guacamole is far from basic. Sure, we have a few simple versions, but we also happened to have gathered some very hearty and deliciously diverse dips that will surprise and delight partygoers. In fact, we are sure that if you make a few of these for your fiesta, your guests won’t want the party to end!
Featuring recipes by Julie Ruggirello, Life Way, David Burke, Emily Jacobs, Whole Foods Markets, Yasmin Fahr, Taste of Home, and Roberto Santibañez.
5-Minute Guacamole Recipe
This guacamole features fresh salsa and can be made in just five minutes.
Blue Cheese Guacamole
Blue cheese and avocado make for a truly delicious union that, as any fan of the Cobb salad understands, is not as odd as it sounds. Try to use the best stuff you can find at the cheese counter, such as Roquefort, Cabrales, or Danish blue, but even the pre-crumbled blue cheese you can find in any grocery store will be delicious.