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Fresh Mango Guacamole

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An avocado a day keeps the doctor away!

Just about everyone loves avocados, but recently I have talked to several people who have no idea how to cook with them. The simple answer is that they are good on anything and everything.

I’ve recently come to the realization that there is no right way to cook. There are so many people stress over the idea of cooking because they think they are “doing it wrong,” but really cooking is a very natural thing. Especially recently I’ve felt a lot of pressure to stand out with my blog. There are several talented bloggers and foodies out there doing the “wrong thing.” By the wrong thing I mean that the unique flavor combinations and presentations they are executing are some that have never been done before. Whether it’s with avocado or another ingredient, don’t be afraid to follow your instincts and step out side the box!

Below is my addicting guacamole recipe. Unlike most recipes, I like to add both raw and caramelized onions into my guacamole. The raw onion provides a fresh bite and the caramelized onions offer a delicious sweetness. I was also greatly inspired by one of my most beloved Mexican restaurants in Geneva, IL called, Bien Trucha . Bien Trucha offers a guacamole of the day, which has a new seasonal fruit each time you go. In the past I’ve had the chance to try watermelon, mango, and grapes.

The recipe below to have choose to add diced mango, but I recommend giving any fruit a try!

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Fresh Mango Guacamole

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Avocados, soft
  • 1 medium tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 mango, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the avocados, tomatoes, Mango, and red onion into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat a frying pan to low-medium heat and add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once heated, add the garlic and yellow onion. Cook until tender and a little browned. Add to the large bowl.
  3. Add the juice of 1 lime, olive oil, and all spices to the large bowl.
  4. Mix together until fully combined. Taste to add more salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips!

NOTES:  Roll the avocado against the counter to soften the inside. As an extra precaution, hold the avocado half using a hot pad or dishtowel to protect your hand. Start with the knife about 8 inches above the pit and strike down with a quick, steady hit. Aim to hit the avocado close to the heel of your knife, this is where you have the most control over the movement. To remove the pit from your knife, place the pit against a bowl and carefully pull back.

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