Mango Habanero Guacamole - naturally sweet with a spicy heat, this Spicy Guacamole is your new summertime staple! Also: How To Choose Avocados
recipe originally published May 5, 2011
Mango Habanero Guacamole
We grill often in the spring and summer months. and you know me - no grilling is complete without snacks.
As an pre-grilling appetizer, I made another new guacamole. Does it surprise you in the least that this guac is spicy?
I did make it sweet and spicy, and the cool of the avocado is a perfect balance to the heat of the habanero.
Delicious and simple, just the way I like it.
Grab your avocados, friends.
How To Choose Avocados
Everyone knows, picking the best avocado is often a gamble.
We never know.
Rarely do I find a ripe avocado I can use immediately, but there are a few steps I take when picking avocados.
Ripe avocados tend to have the darkest skin. I start there.
I give it a light squeeze. If the avocado is not rock hard, I move on to the next step...
Look at the stem. If there is still a stem, is it easily removed? If not, leave it. If so, it should reveal a light green inside.
If you have no luck in finding any ripe avocados, I have a trick for accelerating the ripening process!
Choose your unripe avocados. Place them in a paper bag with a ripe banana. Bananas help ripen fruit more quickly!
I learned that trick a while back from my friendly neighborhood produce guy.
Now that you know how to choose avocados, let's make some Spicy Guacamole!
As spring gives us sneak peeks into warm summer weather, we get outside as often as we can! As longtime Portlanders, we know the rain can and will return at any moment, so we take advantage of these gorgeous pre-summer days every time we get one.
Last week, I had an impromptu Happy Hour at Home, complete with Jalapeño Margaritas.
Jalapeños AND Habaneros? Good thing we - and our friends - like the heat.
I did make a mild version of the guacamole, with less habanero. We also had other dips, snacks, cool drinks and ... plain margaritas.
Yep. Plain margaritas are still good margaritas.
vegan appetizer recipes
- Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes
- Melty Pizza Cheese Dip
- Boursin Stuffed Peppadew Peppers
- Spicy Chipotle Kabocha Dip
- Mini Vegan Sausage Pies
- Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Crispy Tangy Reuben Rolls
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
- Spicy Thai Totchos
- Vegan Goat Cheese Bacon Wrapped Dates
- Smoky Sweet Crunchy Chickpeas
Happy almost Friday!
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Mango Habanero Guacamole
Mango Habanero Guacamole – naturally sweet with a spicy heat, this updated guacamole is your new summertime staple! a quick and easy crowd pleaser!
- 3 avocados, peeled and pitted
- ½ mango, peeled and pitted
- fresh habanero peppers, finely diced*
- juice of one lime
- sea salt to taste
- *Quantity based on heat preference - one HALF pepper without seeds brings a lot of heat
- Purée mango in food processor or high speed blender, add water to thin if necessary. Mash avocados. Add mango, habanero, lime juice, stir until combined.
- Serve with veggies and chips.
- Pair with margaritas and you have a tasty Happy Hour at Home.
dairy, egg, soy, oil, and gluten free, vegan
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Serving Size:½ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 8gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g
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Jules Shepard says
the hotter the better is what I say...this looks awesome!
Jake T says
it is summer here, perfect time for this guacamole. thank you!
enjoy! summer cannot get HERE fast enough! 🙂
mango habanero sounds so great together, and with the COOL of guacamole? I am making this today! (even if I have to use jar mango LOL)
yeah, I know! I miss the fresh mango too... should be just fine, though, AND... easier! you don't have to cut it! 😀 enjoy!
Michelle N says
I used this recipe over the weekend - it is perfect! Thank you for sharing it.
Joanna goes vegan says
Woooow. I would never thought of making mango habanero guacamole before but I am very curious to try it.
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says
Mango and habanero?! Yum! I am such a pansy when it comes to heat, but I trust you on the combo of the sweet mango and cool avocado! Oh an those FSTG chips are my absolute fave! The cheddar ones follow oh so closely behind!
Mango in guacamole? I never would have thought of that, but I can't wait to try it!
you should, it's a nice change! I'm partial to a very simple guacamole, but sometimes you have to mix it up! 😀