We’ve come to love tequila so much that we want it in everything—from traditional and exotic cocktails to marinades and bastes, side dishes, guacamoles and even desserts.  

Our easy end-of-the-week recipe combines fresh ingredients with a few tablespoons of tequila, a perfect twist for your Fourth of July celebration.  

Ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store. Just remember: Recipes with alcohol that are not cooked, such as salad dressings or dips, should not be served to those under 21.  

Golden Guacamole   

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 14.5-oz. can petite-cut diced tomatoes with jalapeños, drained
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped (timesaving appliance for the job: the Magic Bullet)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh (or 2 teaspoons dried) cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  1. Peel, seed and mash avocados.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate one hour before serving.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Jose Cuervo/Magic Bullet