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Pike Place Market: A Fresh Way to Celebrate May

Friday, May 7, 2010by  WALLY Team

 Public Market Farmers MarketWhat do you get when you mix a gaggle of friends, delicious Mexican cuisine and a sprinkling of May showers? Cinco de Mayo, Seattle-style of course! 


This Wednesday Steven and I headed down to Pike Place Market in search of a NW twist to this uniquely SW holiday. As we explored the market, we didn't come upon any mariachi bands or radiant displays of Mexican heritage; instead we found business as usual but with a subtle twist sure to delight your taste buds.


We've found a guaranteed way to both freshen up your party and your palate just in time for your next springtime get-together with these tasty Cinco de Mayo-inspired recipes:


Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Home Made Sunrise Guacamole


Sunrise Guacamole:

6 Avocadoes

3 Habanera Peppers (optional)

1 Yellow Bell Pepper

1 Red Bell Pepper

3 Cloves Garlic

1/2 Walla Walla Sweet Onion

1/2 cup Cilantro

2 Diced Tomatoes

Lime Juice to seasoning


Simply dice up your ingredients into a large mixing bowl, mix in fresh avocadoes and presto! You have a zesty guacamole that's guaranteed to tickle your taste buds.


Smoked Salmon Quesadillas:

1 package of Flour Tortillas

2 Cups shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

3/4lb Smoked Salmon

1 Cup Diced Onions

2 Cloves Diced Garlic


To begin, place your tortilla into an oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. With the tortilla flat in the pan, add cheese, salmon, onions and garlic. Add one more layer of cheese on top and fold tortilla in half. Lightly brown both sides and serve with Sunrise Guacamole.


The best part of these mouth-watering recipes? All the ingredients can be found right here in Seattle at the Pike Place Market. So give them a try, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section! 


If you missed us at the market, join us on our next stop this Saturday at Qwest Field as the Sounders take on the LA Galaxy. Adios!

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