National Avocado Day is July 31, 2022, and I thought it would be a good time to divulge my super-secret mango guacamole recipe. Its sweet, spicy, and tasty. Its a source of monounsaturated fats which can be part of a healthful diet. We can also grow limes, avocadoes and mango in South Florida so its possible to get some of the ingredients fresh off the tree if the timing is right. The mango I used were fresh off the tree.
5 Hass avocadoes
1-2 mango (approx 2 cups chopped mango)
2 tablespoons cilantro
A hint of minced garlic (optional)
1 tablespoon of lime margarita salt
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Drizzle of chili pepper olive oil
Its super easy to make. Start by washing your hands and ensuring a clean uncluttered work-space. Don’t forget to wash your produce, cutting board and utensils to remove dirt and residues. First, slice each ripe avocado in half longways and remove the large seed inside. Using a fork, mash up the avocado “meat” in a medium-sized bowl. Leave the mixture slightly chunky. Then, with a knife, skin the mango and dice the fruit as you remove it from around the seed. Mash the diced chunks into the guacamole using a fork. The mango I used were fresh off the tree. Squeeze in lime juice from one whole lime. Mix it all together and add a teaspoon of lime margarita salt. You can add lime margarita salt, chopped cilantro and minced garlic to taste. Add in a pinch of red pepper flakes. Mix together but make sure there are still adequate chunks left.
Add a drizzle of chili pepper olive oil to taste before serving. The chili pepper olive oil I used took this guacamole near the nuclear meltdown zone which was perfect for my family. I recommend starting with a few drops and then continue adding until you reach the preferred heat level. If you make it extra spicy, it might be good to have some icy margaritas nearby to accompany the mango guacamole. Serve it with multi-grain chips and be sure to properly refrigerate any unused portion and toss whatever is left after five days (but this recipe is so good, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about that!).
Remember to serve on individual plates to avoid double-dipping. This is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy!
Much thanks to Carol Roberts, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County Community Resource Development Agent, for her review of this blog.
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