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History of Cinco de Mayo

Facts about Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, Friday May 5th. Bring on the guacamole, chips, tacos…tequila.  I thought I would share a couple of Cinco de Mayo recipes from La Tortilla Factory.

But, first let me clear up a few facts about Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s Independence. It is actually a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the 1862 Battle of Puebla.

500 French soldiers died and less than 100 Mexicans were killed. This was a great symbolic victory for Mexico. ( unfortunately the French won the next year and occupied the region for 5 years)

Cinco de Mayo is mainly celebrated in Puebla where the 1862 battle took place. There is a colorful parade and they reenact the war dressed as French and Mexican soldiers before breaking out in song and dance.

The actual celebration for Mexico’s Independence from Spanish colonial government in on September 16th.

Here is just a fun fact…Americans eat 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo!!

Cinco de Mayo Recipe

Have fun creating these amazing recipes….

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Grilled Vegetable Tostada: Baked corn tortillas are a delicious and healthy way to showcase colorful grilled veggies.
Click here for the printable recipe: http://www.latortillafactory.com/recipe/grilled-vegetable-tostadas-with-guacamole/

 

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Simple Grilled Fish Tacos:
Click here for the printable recipe: http://www.latortillafactory.com/recipe/simple-grilled-fish-tacos/

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Low-carb Option: Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable and Black Bean Quesadilla: Sweet potato, scallions, and red pepper get flash roasted and mixed with quinoa, black beans and a cumin-lime dressing for a healthy, hearty quesadilla filling.

Click here for the printable recipe: http://www.latortillafactory.com/recipe/quinoa/

 

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Avocado Season = Guacamole!!!

 

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Guacamole is a beloved dip and the avocado trees are chock full. I cannot wait for them to be full grown. One of the great things about having avocado trees is that avocados do not ripen on the tree, so you can enjoy them for many months. To ripen an avocado you can put them on your window sill in the sun. This may take a week to ten days. You can also put them in a brown paper bag in your pantry to speed up the process. Store bought avocados take less time as they are ripening waiting to be bought!

Guacamole is only as good as your avocados. I make it different ways. With the Fuerte avocados sometimes I just mash them and add salt and hot sauce. A simple way to make guacamole is to mash two or three avocados add drained salsa fresca,salt and hot sauce to taste. To keep the green color you can add a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Personally I am not a fan of tasting citrus in my guacamole I think it distracts from the taste. Plan for one half avocado per person when making guacamole. I do not know about you but I never have any leftovers!

 

Enjoy!!!

 

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