Every summer I used to have a contest with my nephew to decipher who could make the best guacamole. He was convinced he had the better recipe, and naturally I was convinced otherwise. Our families were always left to judge, and it would end in a 50-50 tie, year after year. Luckily after years of our ‘family guacamole challenge’ I finally prevailed with my new guacamole recipe that even had my nephew asking for the recipe, that being the Mango Guacamole recipe.
The Mango Guacamole includes the addition of a fresh ripe mango. Certainly a very untraditional ingredient in guacamole, but the mango adds an unexpected sweet flavor to the traditional guacamole that balances deliciously with the tartness of the lime and the sharp taste from the shallot. The orange mango chunks also create a beautiful color combination against the green avocados, making it a wonderful presentation for your next dinner guests.
As with traditional guacamole you can serve the Mango Guacamole with corn tortilla chips, add it to your tacos or burrito bowls, or just top it over some very cheesy quesadillas. The Mango Guacamole is also super easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients.
Go ahead, invite someone for a ‘guacamole challenge’. You are sure to win with this Mango Guacamole recipe. But be prepared because chances are your challenger will ask you for the recipe.
Recipe adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook (with slight changes).
The sweetness of the mango blends deliciously with the tart of the lime juice and the sharp taste from the shallots.
- 1 ripe mango, cut into chunks
- 2 avocados, cut into chunks
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro (koriander), coarsely chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Step 1 Add all the ingredients into a medium bowl.
- Step 2 Mix together. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
- Step 3 Keep chilled until read to serve.