September 16th is National Guacamole Day. In a few short days we’ll be mashing all of our avocados to make the best version of guacamole in honor of this festive occasion. We’re suggesting you do the same. Here are a few suggestions on how to properly celebrate National Guacamole Day.
The first suggestion is fairly obvious – eat some guacamole. Grab a bag of your favorite tortilla chips and whip up your favorite guacamole recipe. This holiday is all about celebrating what the avocado can truly become, so it wouldn’t be a celebration without doing so. If you’re in need of a delish recipe, let us recommend our version of classic guacamole:
- 3 hass avocadoes, halved, seeded & peeled
- 1 lime, juiced
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ medium onion, diced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, minced
In a large bowl combine the avocado halves and lime juice, toss to coat. You can drain the lime juice and save for later. Using spoons, potato masher or pestle from your molcajete, add salt, cumin, cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. And enjoy!
For more of our favorite guacamole recipes, check out our other guacamole recipes.
Of course, the ideal National Guacamole Day should be spent on a beach as the waves crash in and the sun bronzes your body. But don’t worry, while you may not be able to instantly jet set to a tropical paradise for this important holiday, you can start thinking about where you’ll head on your next planned vacation. A few resorts known for their delicious guacamole, among other many other signature dishes are:
Secrets The Vine Cancun: This adults-only paradise boasts menus ranging from authentic Mexican food, steaks, fresh seafood and pizza to Tunisian and Moroccan cuisine. If you’re into trying lots of different types of cuisine, be sure to take advantage of the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience that allows you eat at all of the Secrets resorts close by.
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun: If you’re looking to take the whole fam on a fabulous foodie getaway, then Fiesta Americana Condesa in Cancun is a great option. This family-friendly resort offers four restaurants, all offering a different type of cuisine, two bars, including a tapas spot, and a slew of activities to keep everyone entertained.
THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen: If delicious food and ultimate luxury is more what you had in mind, then THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen is for you. Enjoy the premium cocktails and signature dishes at one of the eight restaurants and three bars. Or walk through the iconic 5th Avenue and try some local fare at the restaurants and bars that line this shopping hotspot.
Now that you’ve got your vacation planned and some delicious guacamole made, it’s time to show Cheap Caribbean how YOU’RE celebrating this coveted day. On September 16th, log on to one of Cheap Caribbean’s social channels and share a photo or video that illustrates how you’re celebrating National Guacamole Day. Simply include the hashtag #HowDoYouGuac on your photo and share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
3 lucky winners – 1 from Facebook, 1 from Twitter & 1 from Instagram, will win a trip to Grand Oasis Palm in Cancun, Mexico, where they can celebrate National Guacamole Day in style. Look for posts on our social channels explaining all the details on Monday, September 16th.
So hurry! You’ve only got a few days to think about your own festivities. But one things for sure, if National Guacamole Day means as much to you as it does to us, we know your celebrations will go unmatched. We can’t wait to see how you celebrate. A wise man once said, “Keep calm and guac on!”