Guaca-Mary? You betcha! The invigorating Guaca-Mary combines refreshing ingredients like tomatillos, cucumber, green grapes and even coconut water. Alcohol is optional but we recommend tequila! Mom is sure to love it!
Whether you mash them, slice them, smear them or blend them, fresh avocados add a creamy texture to your breakfast and a boost of nutrients including potassium, fiber and vitamins B and E.
Guaca Mary Recipe
Chef Ina Pinkney, Ina’s Restaurant, Chicago
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1/2 cup lime juice, divided
2 cups peeled, cubed cucumber
1 fully ripened avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
1 cup raw cubed tomatillos
1 cup halved seedless green grapes
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
1 whole seeded fresh Serrano pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt 6 dashes green hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-1/3 cups unsweetened coconut water Tequila or vodka, optional Avocados slices, grape tomatoes and pickled onions, optional garnish
On a small flat plate, stir together 3 tablespoons salt and the lime rind; set aside. Pour 1/4 cup of the lime juice into a shallow bowl and set aside. In a blender, combine cucumber, avocado, tomatillos, grapes, cilantro, Serrano pepper, remaining 1/4 cup lime juice, celery salt, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, the hot sauce and black pepper; whirl until smooth; mixture will be slightly thick. Transfer to a 2-quart pitcher; stir in coconut water. Add tequila or vodka to taste, if desired. To serve, dip glass rim in reserved lime juice, then into salt and lime rind mixture. Add ice and fill with Guaca Mary. Thread avocado, grape tomatoes and pickled onions onto toothpick or skewer for garnish, if desired.
Yield: 4 Portions (5-1/3 cups plus tequila or vodka)