appetizers & snacks
May 2, 2013 posted by dre

mango-habanero guacamole

cinco de mayo.
i was reminded of this fine excuse to indulge myself in delicious mexican food when i saw a corona commercial the other day.  i’ll admit, corona’s marketing department does a phenomenal job seducing you with the whole festive beach vibe.  i mean, they really made me want to celebrate a holiday that i have no specific reason to celebrate!
(lucky for you,)
i caved…

mango habanero guacamole

while i didn’t go out and buy a case of cervezas, i sure did strategically plan my “cheat-meal” for the week!

i’m in the middle of preparing for a national bikini fitness competition…so my diet is pretty strict right now.  but let me just clarify, by strict, i do not mean bland or boring at all!  (seriously, have you tried my turkey lettuce wraps!?!)  when i say strict, i have a certain number of proteins/carbs/fats that i have to take in for each meal.  so, i saved this incredibly delicious idea for a night i didn’t have to weigh out each tablespoon of guac i shoveled into my mouth!

mango habanero guacamole

here’s the good news (besides it being my new favorite guacamole recipe)… with both avocados and mangoes in season, my entire ingredient list cost me less than 5 dollars!! (no lie.)

mango habanero guacamole

now, what to dip??
my husband likes “crack chips” (okay, okay…i like them too).  if you’ve never tried them before, don’t!!  i actually have no clue what they are called, but they come in a yellow bag and have a yummy salty seasoning sprinkled over them.  they are totally addicting, hence the name “crack chips.”

on my previous 4-pepper spicy guacamole recipe, i also included a high protein baked chip recipe using flatout wraps.  i found a new flat-bread at costco, so used that recipe for these new baked flax tortilla chips…and they turned out beautifully!  80 calories, 7 grams of protein, 11 carbs, and 6 grams of fiber per serving!  did i mention they only take a few minutes in the oven??  (winning.)

mango habanero guacamole

i can never take all the credit for my recipes.  my husband’s creative genius seriously surprises me sometimes… (but i’m pretty sure this one was mine.)  i will say this: not only is he is an incredible sous-chef in the kitchen, but his knife skills are on a whole other level!  this guacamole would not have come to fruition without him. ;)

mango-habanero guacamole

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

mango-habanero guacamole

as i was typing this recipe, i realized i didn't use any garlic!! i always use garlic and cilantro in my guacamole, however, this recipe turned out amazing as is. it wasn't intentional, but i wanted to write the recipe true to how i made it. feel free to add in either ingredient! :)


  • 3-6 ripe avocados (i used 6 little ones)
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 small onion or shallot
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 habanero
  • 1 mango
  • 1 lime
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. prep everything first:
  2. dice up all ingredients except the avocados and the lime (very carefully with the habanero!)
  3. cut your avocados in half and remove the pits, scoop out center with a spoon into a bowl. using a fork or knife, mash or cut through the avocados until you achieve your desired consistency.
  4. next add in the juice of one lime, onion and peppers. stir until mixed.
  5. fold in diced tomato and mango.
  6. salt & pepper, to taste.
  7. *i like to let my guacamole "marry" in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before eating.

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