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30 Semi-Healthy Days – Day 12: Mango Guacamole

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I know this is a Friday night so I am going to keep this one short and sweet. This guacamole only takes about 10 minutes to throw together when you are in a pinch for an appetizer or when you just feel the need to take out an entire bag of tortilla chips in one sitting.

Guacamole is one of those words that gets into your head when you say it too much. My husband and I just had a conversation where I told him I was going to go guac about blogamole, and then we laughed for a good 5 minutes about the mixup. I also spent half of the day referring to avocados as guacamole. It’s just fun to say, and it really sticks with you. I’m ok with that though because guacamole is up there in my top 10 favourite foods. It comes in so many different varieties that I never get tired of it. I have recently been to a couple of different restaurants that serve different types of guacamole that have fruit in them. It’s something that had never occurred to me to try before, but I have now tried pomegranate guac and apple guac. They were both delicious so I feel like a whole new world of possibilities has been opened for me. 

I like just about every guacamole I have ever had, but I always prefer it to be chunky and tangy so I usually use extra lime juice and don’t mash up the avocado too much or chop the veggies too finely. I decided to give the fruit guacamole a try and just made my usual recipe but added mango to it. It was the perfect blend of tangy, salty and sweet. You can take this basic guacamole recipe and add any other goodies to it that you might like. Definitely give the mango a try, but I would also love to try peaches and plums.

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Mango Guacamole
2 avocados
1/2 tomato, diced
1/2 jalapeno, diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
1 mango, diced
Pinch of salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste

Mash up the avocados in a small bowl until they are the consistency that you prefer for guacamole (I like chunky).

Add the tomato, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice. Mix with a fork until combined.

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Add the mango, mixing in with a fork until combined.

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Add salt and pepper to taste.

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