I am so ready for winter to be over. Don’t get me wrong, I love snow however it’s been a little much lately in St. Louis. Not to mention the cold has started to become overrated. I’m more of a summer person than winter, but do enjoy the season’s we experience in the midwest.
When I saw mango’s in the grocery store, I immediately thought of summer and Antigua. Andy and I went to Antigua in September for our honeymoon and I have never consumed so many dishes that contained mangos, however I’m not complaining. They make dishes very refreshing and I enjoy using them when the are available. This guacamole brought summer back into my kitchen. It was light, tasty, not to sweet and a great twist to the traditional guac.
Mango’s used to intimate me and I remember the first time I attempted to eat one. My sister’s and I thought we ate it like an orange….don’t ask, but obvious it didn’t work and immediately set us off from mango’s. I saw a video on food network one day how to cut a mango and am no longer intimated by this citrus high in Vitamin C fruit. Check out this video to see how to slice and dice an avocado if you aren’t familiar.
Did you know that mangos are also good for the skin and clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples. They contain beta-carotene, which is converted by your body to vitamin A. That and vitamin C are crucial to skin self-repair. Check out this Mango Mud Mask. I may have to give this a try if and when mangos go on sale next.
Chunky Mango Guacamole
- 3 medium ripe avocados
- Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 to 3 limes, juiced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
- 1/2 to 1 small habanero (ribs and seeds removed unless you want it hot!), minced
- 1/4 red bell pepper, diced
Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl. Mash the avocados and season with salt, pepper and lime juice. Stir in the cilantro, onions, garlic, mango, habanero and red bell pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
Have you ever added anything “interesting” in your guacamole?
I want to try a roasted garlic/tomato guacamole next.
From my kitchen to your’s, enjoy! ❤