Mango and Cilantro Guacamole

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Absolutely Avocados

Are you a hand-shaker or a hugger? Like, when you first meet someone and you don’t know them, but you sort of know them, like you’ve emailed before, do you go for a hug or the handshake? Is it gender specific? I feel like I’m more likely to hug a lady than a dude. But for the most part I’m totally that weirdo that goes for the hug when people go for the handshake. And then I have to be like, “I’m a hugger, soooorrrry!”

I’m usually secretly hoping they don’t have a weird complex about people touching them. I’ve known people like that. And those people haaaate people like me. Also, I kind of hate when people are too touchy-feely. There’s a happy medium to be had, man.

Absolutely Avocados

What this has to do with avocados and guacamole is beyond me…I’ve just had a week full of hugs so I wanted to talk about it.

This recipe for guacamole is the thing I want to eat when I’m so tired on Friday evening after a long week. I don’t want to cook, no, I want to assemble, mix, fold and dip. That’s all.

Absolutely Avocados

I love the sweetness and spiciness and herbaceousness going on from the mango, serrano pepper and cilantro action going on. It’s full of flavor but not too busy.

And whenever I make guacamole, I try and go the extra step and fry my own chips. They always taste better and are easy (no deep-frying, just an inch of oil)!

This recipe comes from Absolutely Avocados. And sure, I picked a crowd-pleasing, guacamole recipe, but the book is filled with a ton of other delicious applications to maybe my favorite fruit ever: the avocado.

Hugger? Hand-shaker? Hugger? Hand-shaker? Hugger. 🙁

Absolutely Avocados

Absolutely Avocados

Mango and Cilantro Guacamole



  • 3 Haas avocados
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lime
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Tortilla chips


  • 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. Using a fork, smash until chunky.
  • 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 mango slices to a cutting board and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Add the mango, cilantro, red onion, chile, lime juice, salt and pepper to the bowl. Fold the ingredients into the guacamole. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

Recipe from Absolutely Avocados

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  • Reply Averie @ Averie Cooks April 26, 2013 at 12:20 am

    What a gorgeous guac! I love mangoes so this is right up my alley!

  • Reply Domonique April 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Is it strange that I’ve never tried guacamole? But this I want to try…it looks so fresh and perfect for a light evening snack 🙂

  • Reply thecitygourmand April 26, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Yum, love a good guac!

  • Reply Miss Kim @ behgopa April 26, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Getting the late night munchies after reading this post!

  • Reply Marie @ Little Kitchie April 26, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Got Gaby’s book on Tuesday and am in love with it! The flavors in this guac are just perfect!

  • Reply Tieghan April 26, 2013 at 6:19 am

    I love mangos and avocado so this is perfect! Gaby’s book is killing it!

  • Reply Amanda - The Anti Mom April 26, 2013 at 6:38 am

    i have 3 avocados just waiting to be made in to some guac!! never thought about adding mango…think i have one of those in the fridge too! fiesta tonight!

  • Reply Heather @ A Sweet Simple Life April 26, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I’m loving all the avocado recipes that have been posted this week… Can’t wait to get Gaby’s book. This look amazing! Mango, Serrano, and cilantro sound like a match made in heaven.

  • Reply Tina April 26, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I think I love u more that ur a hugger!! I was totally reading that n felt the same way!! That is one heck of a guac 🙂 Happy weekend!

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  • Reply Belinda @themoonblushbaker April 26, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I wish I was hugger… But this mango combo would work great with a chicken wrap after a late night or on a sandwich for healthly lunch time treat

    • Reply Hilary April 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Oooo! your chicken wrap with this salsa is making me drool!

  • Reply sandra April 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

    this looks great for Cinco de Mayo! And I have two mangoes ready to eat!

  • Reply Tracy April 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I’m both a hugger and hand shaker and when it’s the girls, a cheek kisser! This recipe looks great and I love both avocados and mango so this is a must for the weekend!

  • Reply Jayne April 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve never thought of using mangos in guacamole. This would sweeten and brighten it right up. Love this idea.

  • Reply Orlane April 27, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I am neither a hugger or a hand-shaker, I am a waver when I don’t know people. I just stand there, smile and wave! I love to hug people I know, I am French so we don’t hug we only kiss!

  • Reply Michelle April 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I am a smiler. Neither a hand shaker or hugger. I smile at pp a lot and raise my eyebrows. And I am trying this recipe. Thank you for this. I enjoyed reading.

  • Reply Nicole April 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Random connection- Gaby’s husband worked as a counselor at the tennis camp I used to go to!

  • Reply Rebecca April 28, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Definitely a hugger her 😀 So lets hug and eat Guacamole 😉

  • Reply April April 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Made this last night and ate it around the firepit. Yummmm. A bit spicy…should have paid more attention to those seeds!

  • Reply Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up April 29, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I love the idea of mango in guac! The avocado pictures are beautiful!

  • Reply dervla April 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    mmmm yum. I think i hugged you when we first met! It just felt like we knew each other already 🙂

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme May 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      We totally did! Probably because we’re both annoying hugger people 🙂

  • Reply Laura May 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I am kind of so/so on avocados, but yum mangoes and my daughter ADORES them (avocados), so pinning for sure!

  • Reply erin @WELLinLA May 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

    This recipe put me in the mood to try more variations on guac! Thank you for the inspiration. (p.s. I didn’t know you were a hugger people or I so would have given you a hug when I met you!).

  • Reply Sharon June 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I moved to SF from China two months ago and I am still trying to learn how to cook western food. This recipe was simple enough for me to start with and the best part is that it’s so delicious! Thank you so much for posting this, Adrianna! I will be following you! 🙂

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  • Reply Denisse May 19, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Hello! I am the EIC of Spoon University at Pepperdine University and I was wondering if I could use your pics in an article i am writing. I would give you credit of course. I can also send you the link once the article is published.

    Thank you!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme May 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Hi there, what is the article about? Thanks for asking!

      • Reply Denisse May 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm

        About kicking up regular guac to the next level!

        • Adrianna Adarme
          Reply Adrianna Adarme May 19, 2015 at 7:29 pm

          Sure! If you could link back to this post for the actual recipe, that’d be awesome. Thanks for asking!

          • Denisse May 19, 2015 at 7:44 pm

            Ok! I will try to! but rest assured that I will give you credit in the pic and will copy and paste the link of the article in this page!!

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