Mango Guacamole

Try this chunky mango guacamole the next time you’re craving a creamy dip with your chips. It’s spicy, tangy, salty, and sweet and tastes unbelievable with crunchy chips or even on top of grilled chicken, salmon, or black bean burgers.

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Tell Me About This Mango Guacamole

  • Texture: Each bite of this homemade guacamole is super chunky AND creamy. It’s completely loaded with refreshing and juicy bites of diced mango and ripe avocado.
  • Flavor: You get a little bit of everything in this guacamole recipe– a little spicy from the jalapeño, sweet from the mango, tangy from the lime juice, and salty too. Basically, it’s all the flavors you could ever want alongside creamy avocado.
  • Ease: This is a very easy recipe. Like corn black bean & avocado salsa, the hardest part is not eating the whole bowl before you serve it.
  • Time: It’ll take you a whopping 10 minutes to make and another 2 minutes to devour.

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You Only Need 6 Ingredients in this Mango Guacamole

The full recipe is written below.

  1. Ripe Avocados
  2. Mango
  3. Tomato
  4. Jalapeño Pepper
  5. Lime
  6. Salt

Can I customize it? Yes! This homemade mango guacamole recipe is completely customizable. For example,  you can control the spice. Leave out the jalapeño altogether or toss in the whole thing. I like a ton of mango chunks in our guacamole, so I always look for the largest mango I can find. Any size will be fine. Add more mango chunks or add fewer. Sometimes we even add cilantro and/or 1/4 cup chopped onion.

This is your guacamole, so don’t be afraid to play around with the fixings.

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mango guacamole in a white bowl with chips on a plate

How to Tell When an Avocado is Ripe

Some readers have asked how to tell if an avocado is ripe. I usually buy firm avocados at the beginning of the week, set them out on the counter, and by Friday they are ripe enough for guacamole night. But what if you’re still unsure or want to buy ripe ready-for-guacamole avocados right now?

  • Give the flesh a light squeeze. A ripe avocado will yield to moderate pressure, but still be slightly soft. 
  • Or you can test it this way: (Best to do this after you purchase the avocado.) Remove the small brown stem off the top of the avocado. If it comes off easily and you can see green underneath, the avocado is ripe. If you see brown, the avocado is not ready.

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mango guacamole in a white bowl with chips on a plate

Simple Mango Guacamole

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3-5
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Super chunky guacamole gets a refreshing and sweet juicy twist with the addition of mango. We like our mango guacamole on the spicy side, but feel free to add more/less jalapeño as instructed.


Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • half of a jalapeño pepper, diced*
  • juice from 1 lime
  • salt, to taste
  • optional: 1/4 cup diced onion and chopped cilantro, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mash the avocado in a large bowl. I like to leave a few large chunks because I prefer chunky guacamole. Fold in the mango, tomato, and jalapeño until combined. Squeeze the lime juice on top and stir until combined. Salt to taste. We usually add 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead Instructions: All of the guacamole fixings can be prepared in advance. Combine all of the ingredients (except for the avocado) in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Then, mash up your avocados and fold the fixings in.
  2. Jalapeño Pepper: Add more/less chopped jalapeño, depending how spicy you like your guacamole.

Keywords: mango guacamole

6 Comments

  1. Okay, so I was not prepared for just how good this is…the stars finally aligned and I had perfectly ripe avocadoes and a perfectly ripe mango in my apartment at the same time so I HAD to make this and I will be making it again and again. I have always loved guacamole but the mangoes put it over the top, it tastes incredible! I am obsessed. Thank you thank you for an amazing recipe Sally!

    1. Hey Laura! I’m so happy you love this guacamole so much. And how perfect that you had perfectly ripe mango AND avocados at the same time!

  2. All of my favorite cookie and baking recipes come from you! I was looking to make some homemade guacamole today and also had some mango, and wondered “hmmm, I wonder how that would be together?” I googled mango guacamole recipes and yours was the first to come up! I can’t wait until my avocados are ripe tomorrow to try this, seeing your amazing recipe solidified that mangos will go great in the guac!

    P.S. – Thank you for help turning me into the cookie baking superstar I have become! My family and friends request your snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookie recipes constantly! I had a chef once tell me they were the best snickerdoodles he had ever had, and they are his favorite cookie so he has tried many. You’re the best, thank you for sharing all of these great recipes and helping me create traditions for my family!

    1. Erika, Thank you so much for the kind comment! You will LOVE this mango guac, it’s so easy too!!
      And wow, what a compliment to your cookie baking skills! Love it!

  3. Catrina Burks says:

    Hey my 11 year old daughter has to make a African dish for a presentation, she found out that mangos and avocados are a big fruit commodity in Africa,could I leave out the jalapeno, as it may be too spicy for the kids

    1. Yes, you can leave them out!

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