Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

I hope y’all have had some awesome Mexican food today, or had fun doing whatever you do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but I thought I’d give y’all some links to reasons why it’s┬ácelebrated! (it’s not about chips and salsa . . . at all)

Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo

History of Cinco de Mayo

This Day in History

Hope y’all have had a fantastic day!!

Love,

Olivia

Copycat Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, I thought I’d share a copycat Chuy’s recipe with y’all! This would make the perfect addition to your chip and dip bar, a dip for quesadillas or to drizzle on to nachos, salads, or enchiladas. This stuff is addictive, so you may want to make a double batch. ­čśë

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Copycat Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip:

Ingredients (don’t let the picture above deceive you, you don’t use nearly that much cilantro, or five┬ájalape├▒os):

  • 1 long green chile (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 packet of ranch mix
  • 2 medium size jalape├▒os (chopped)
  • 1 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup of buttermilk (you can use plain milk, and add in 2 teaspoons vinegar)
  • Throw all your ingredients into a food processor, and mix┬áuntil smooth!

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As I mentioned before, this is awesome drizzled over nachos. See:

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Hope y’all had an awesome day, and I’ll see you here tomorrow for Cinco de Mayo!! ­čśë

Love,

Olivia