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Mango & Cilantro Guacamole

Mango Guacamole Recipe

It’s Friday and we are celebrating with Mango Guacamole AND a giveaway for Gaby’s new book, Absolutely Avocados.

Gaby is one of my best blogging buds. I think we are long lost sisters. We are both planners-like the annoying type of planners who always have to know what is going on WAY in advance. We are also both head over heels in love with Tim Riggins. It’s usually not a good idea for friends to have the same crush, but I am happy to share Riggins with Gaby. We both have Tim Riggins shirts and wear them with pride. Texas forever!

Gaby and I also have food obsessions. I am obsessed with cookies and Gaby is obsessed with avocados. I wrote a book all about cookies and Gaby wrote a book all about avocados. I am pretty obsessed with avocados too, but Gaby is the avocado queen:)

Absolutely Avocados is filled with 80 avocado recipes. I am absolutely loving it! I am thrilled to say my friend wrote this book because it is genius! Everyone needs this book and everyone needs to try this Mango & Cilantro Guacamole because holy guacamole is it good!

Mango Guacamole Recipe on Love this easy guacamole!

Mango Guacamole

I have already bookmarked about every recipe in Absolutely Avocados. I want to make them all! Since I can’t make decisions and didn’t know which recipe to start with, I asked the one and only Gaby for suggestions. She agreed it was a tough choice, but helped me narrow it down to Mango & Cilantro Guacamole. You can never go wrong with guacamole!


I am a little jealous Gaby lives in California and can find awesome avocados all of the time. Luckily, it is avocado season and I have been finding some great California avocados at the stores in Utah. Good guacamole starts with ripe avocados! Mmm! Look at that beauty! And guess what I am hanging out with Gaby this weekend! Yahoo! We are in California for the Big Traveling Potluck. I might have to fill my suitcase with avocados:)

Caleb calls avocados AVA! I have to fight with him to look at Gaby’s book because he loves carrying it around to look at the gorgeous pictures by Matt Armendariz. He yells BITE and tries to eat the avocados in the book:)


Mango & Cilantro Guacamole only takes 10 minutes to make and probably 2 minutes to eat. I couldn’t even finish taking the pictures before getting my dip on. I HAD to have a taste! I love the chunks of juicy mango!

This simple guacamole is perfect for spring, summer, and Cinco de Mayo. It goes well with fish, grilled chicken, enchiladas, tostadas, or any Mexican meal. And you can’t go wrong with just opening a bag of chips and devouring the whole bowl. That is what I did:) Perfection!



Mango & Cilantro Guacamole

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

The mango brightens up the guacamole and adds a hint of sweetness! This easy guacamole is perfect for any party!


3 Hass avocados
1 ripe mango
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Tortila chips, for serving


1. Cut each avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin, and place the avocado flesh in a bowl.

2. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin of the mango. Using a sharp knife, slice the wide flat part of the fruit off one side of the pit. Repeat this process for the other side of the mango. Transfer the 2 mango slices to a cutting board and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

3. Add the mango, cilantro, red onion, chile, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Mash with a fork until half smooth and half chunky. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

Recipe from Absolutely Avocados

Disclosure-Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is providing the book for this giveaway, our opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links.

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58 Responses to “Mango & Cilantro Guacamole”

  1. I love guacamole with mangos in it, so good!! What a great cookbook your giving away!

  2. jodi — April 26, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    Sounds so good!!!

  3. Lauren W — April 26, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    That looks delish! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Stephanie — April 26, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    We love spicy guacamole

  5. Kelly @ Life made Sweeter — April 26, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Yum, this guacamole looks delicious! Love that it has mango and cilantro!

  6. Imane — April 26, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    Yummm, Love both avocado and mango.. gg to make this today. Thank you for the recipe

  7. Dana Muno — April 26, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    This recipe looks amazing! How nice for the summer outdoor BBQ’s!
    Cookbook looks great too!
    Dana Munoz

  8. Tieghan — April 26, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Another great recipe from Gaby’s new book! Man she is killing me!!

    This look and sounds incredible! I can not wait to make it!

  9. Traci — April 26, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Great recipe. I love your nail color! :)

  10. Sunnie — April 26, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    I like to use it in guacamole or sandwiches

  11. Carole Resnick — April 26, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    Nice dip for spring and summer.

  12. Lauren — April 26, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    I loooove mangoes, and I love avocado, but I never thought of the two of the together before! Amazing!

  13. Marian (Sweetopia) — April 26, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Another amazing recipe! Can’t wait to try and dig in!

  14. Jenny — April 26, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    I absolutely love guacamole and this looks so good.

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  16. Susan Hatcher. — April 26, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I love guacamole. Thanks.

  17. Melissa C. — April 26, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Avocados are my all time favorite food!!

  18. Alyssa B — April 26, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Avocados and mangos are one of my favorite flavor combos! Looks delicious!

  19. I love mango salsa, I love guacamole. This looks AMAZING!

  20. Margene — April 26, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    It looks so yummy! We love avocado’s and mango’s.

  21. Bea Long — April 26, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    I love LOVE mangos and avocados!!!! The one thing I cannot eat is cilantra. It makes me deathly ill. So it is hard to eat out sometimes because they have already added it. One thing with homemade it is up to ME!! This is a great recipe!!

  22. Wonderful dip and a delish giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  23. LePetitChefSB — April 26, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    I started making mango guacamole for my clients a little while back and they love it! Sometimes I add pomegranates to this too, I love the added color and sweetness from adding fruit to guacamole. Gorgeous photos!!!

  24. adventurethyme — April 26, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    I have to pick just one way to enjoy avocado? Hmm. I like it in my chocolate smoothies, I like it in guacamole, I like it on EVERY salad, and I don’t mind mixing them with goat cheese for a tasty sandwich spread!

  25. Rena — April 26, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Yum! i love your avocado grilled cheese recipe, avocado is great plain, on toast or bread, or as guacomole!!

  26. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — April 26, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

    Avocados and mangoes were meant for each other!

  27. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — April 26, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    Yummy recipe, Maria!

  28. Georgia Beckman — April 26, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    I could LIVE on avocados! My favorite food. Favorite is guacamole, I put it on everything.

  29. Joanne — April 26, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    I actually don’t think I’ve ever thought to pair mango and guac together before but what a great idea! Perfect cinco de mayo food!

  30. Amy J — April 26, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    This guac looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to check out this cookbook :-)

  31. Lori il — April 26, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    Looks absolutely delish! Can’t wait to try it!

  32. marla — April 26, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    This guacamole looks great! Loving Gaby’s book :)

  33. oh my goodness, this sounds so delicious!!! must get this book (if I don’t win!)

  34. Avocado and mango are such a great combination!!

  35. Jan Scholl — April 27, 2013 @ 2:11 am

    Avacado is one of the first foods I fed my grandson as he began solids. I wish we could grow them in Michigan.

  36. Mango with avocado! I’ve never tried it, but it sounds refreshing!

  37. susieQ — April 27, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    I hear avacado’s are fattening….who cares this book looks wonderfullllllll thank you in advance

  38. Alicia — April 28, 2013 @ 1:25 am

    I love eating avocados straight out of the peel – but this guacamole definitely looks like it’s worth the effort! :)

  39. Cindy Brickley — April 28, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I love making a Avocado Dip with jalapeno’s.

  40. Oh my gosh…STUNNING photos and SO delicious sounding! I love avocados and mangos, so this is the perfect recipe for me! I frequently make a mango avocado salsa for fish (usually salmon). I think I might just have to get this cookbook!

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