3 Easy Cinco De Mayo Recipes That Keep The Party Going

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Margarita time!

Throwing (or going to) a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Vitamix has got you covered with 3 simple Mexican recipes—margs, salsa, and guac–that require little prep time. So YOU have more time to spend dancing the night away. ¡Que empieze la fiesta!

Whole Fruit Margaritas
You’ve never tasted a margarita until you’ve made one with whole fruit!

Margs x Vitamix

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What you’ll need:

    • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
    • 6 ounces (180 ml) tequila
    • 2 fluid ounces (60 ml) Grand Marnier
    • 1 orange, peeled, halved
    • 1 lime, peeled, halved
    • 1 lemon, peeled, halved
    • 6 Tablespoons (75 g) granulated sugar
    • 6 cups (600 g) ice cubes

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid
  • Select Variable 1
  • Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High
  • Blend for 45 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades
  • Pour into salt-rimmed margarita glasses

Red Salsa
A classic tomato blend that can be thrown together in minutes.

Salsa x Vitamix

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What you’ll need:

    • ½ onion, peeled, diced
    • 1 jalapeño, seeded, quartered
    • ¼ cup (10 g) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 6 Roma tomatoes

Directions:

  • Place onion, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, lemon juice, and six of the tomato quarters into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid
  • Select Variable 1
  • Turn machine on and slowly increase to Variable 5
  • Blend for 15-20 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades
  • Reduce to Variable 3 and remove the lid plug. Add the remaining tomatoes through the lid plug opening
  • Blend for an additional 10 seconds or just until desired consistency is reached, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades (Do not over mix, leave chunky)
  • Serve with tortilla chips

Guacamole
This traditional dip combines tomato, onion, and fresh cilantro for zesty flavor.

Guacamole x Vitamix

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What you’ll need:

    • 1 tomato, quartered
    • ½ cup (20 g) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
    • ¼ cup (40 g) onion, chopped
    • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled

Directions:

    • Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid
    • Select Variable 1
    • Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 3
    • Blend for 15-20 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades
    • You may need to stop the machine and run a spatula around the inside of the container to integrate ingredients
    • Do not over-mix—leave chunky
    • Serve with tortilla chips

Note: When doubling recipe, increase avocados to 4 and increase onion to 1/2 cup (80 g).

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