Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocados (Video)

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It’s so hard to believe that May is already here, which means its time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I recently had the opportunity to visit San Antonio and celebrate early with San Antonio’s Fiesta. The fiesta is a 10-day citywide party filled with cascarones, mariachis, folklorico dancers, parades, culture, art, and food galore. I used to live in San Antonio and I could not believe how much it has grown. I fell in love with the city all over again and was overwhelmed with the colorful history and cultural diversity.

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While there I realized celebrations have a common theme — comida (food). And comida is what brings everyone together. As much as I wish I could take everyone on our exciting food and travel adventures the best we can do is share our food adventures with you via videos on our blog. And speaking of videos we have teamed with Denver Promo and will soon be sharing some of our very own cooking videos. Stay tuned!

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Please sit back and enjoy this video showcasing avocados as an invited guest to a fiesta. Learn how to make a simple Portobello mushroom and avocado panini and see the beauty of keeping Latin traditions alive.

Are you craving avocados yet? Here are some of our favorite recipes from our blog amigas. If you are an avocado lover try any of these recipes for a perfect avocado celebration.

Guacamole by Muy Bueno. You can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo without it!

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Carne Asada Tacos by Muy Bueno. Everyone loves tacos and the aroma of these will have your uninvited neighbors begging to come over.

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Mexican Tuna Salad Tostadas by Mama Latina Tips. Perfect for the seafood lover!

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Shrimp Ceviche by Presley’s Pantry. Looks so refreshing and light! And how cute are the clever li’l vessels?

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Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Salsa by Nibbles and Feasts. A super simple and delicious Cinco recipe for all you fish taco lovers out there.

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Avocado Dulce de Leche Muffins by Sweet Life Bake. YUP! You read that right! My mouth is watering!

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Summer Chilled Avocado Soup by Señorita Vino. If you love soup and avocados you are going to love this soup. Sabroso!

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Cinco de Mayo Paletas by Girlichef. Oh me, oh my! Strawberry + coconut + avocado = Super festive!

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We are very excited about this month and all of our upcoming events. I have two upcoming TV morning cooking shows, a book signing at Costco in El Paso with my mom, and Veronica and Jeanine have a full plate with a cooking demo and a book signing in Germany. Please be sure to stay tuned via our book signing page and Facebook page.

Thank you to the city of San Antonio for welcoming us with open arms. Everyone was so friendly and treated us like familia.

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We are meant to take journeys, to share stories with strangers,
and to make bold promises; because when we do, life rewards us.

Special thanks to: Denver Promo / Zocco at the Westin on the Riverwalk / Mi Tierra Restaurant Bakery / Boudro’s Texas Bistro / Avocados from Mexico

Disclosure: We were sponsored by Avocados from Mexico to attend Fiesta® San Antonio. The views and opinions expressed are purely our own and based upon our personal experiences. We are thrilled to partner with brands, which are an ideal fit.

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5 Responses to “Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocados (Video)”

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    Heather @girlichef — May 3, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    I loved that video, Yvette – how fun (and you look gorgeous)! This is a mouthwatering selection of dishes…I’d definitely like one of everything. Thanks for including my paletas :)

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    Debra — May 3, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    I love avocados and have some ripening on my table right now. I typically eat them in salad or as guacamole, but I wouldn’t have thought of muffins! Some really interesting ideas here. Thank you!

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    Dawn Elliott — May 5, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    I am full after having dinner, but my mouth was watering the whole time I was reading your post! I really am excited about the Cinci de Mayo Paletas – gotta try them. In Delores Hidalgo, Guanaguato, my twe favorite ice cream flavors were corn and avocado!

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    Vanessa, DeSuMama — May 7, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    You are beautiful, Yvette! I loved the video, and so did my three year old! Made me long for the sights, smells and tastes of our Latino culture even more. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience and these amazing avocado recipes (ummm, yum!). Definitely keep making those videos, because they rock!

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    Natalia Carter — May 8, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I love visiting your blog! Your pictures are phenomenal and the recipes are too good!

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