A delicious recipe for mango guacamole, with feta cheese. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and salty for summer parties and cookouts.
Guacamole is a delicious dip for any time of year, but especially when it’s warm outside. Food served cold is perfect for those hot summer days. Guacamole is an avocado-based dip. It is traditionally made with avocado, lime juice, and cilantro.
However, guacamole can also be extremely versatile. Avocado pairs well with both salt and sugar. This makes it the perfect base for a sweet and salty summer dip. Different fruit options that mix well into guacamole include strawberries, peaches, pineapple, and mango.
This recipe for mango guacamole combines the elements of basic guacamole with mango and feta cheese. It’s the perfect sweet and salty cold dip for summer!
How to Make Mango Guacamole
- Chunky jarred salsa
- Fresh lime juice and zest
- Feta cheese crumbles
Preparing the Guacamole
Start preparing your guacamole by cutting the avocados in half, removing the pit, and then scooping out the avocado inside. Add the avocado to a large bowl. The trick to good guacamole is using ripe avocados.
How to Tell If an Avocado is Ripe
Avocados with a darker outer appearance are most likely ripe. But the key to finding a ripe avocado is to give the avocado a squeeze. A ripe avocado will yield to firm, but gentle pressure. Remember, the avocado should be slightly soft, not mushy. If the avocado is squishy then it is overripe and not great for eating.
Next, finely dice a jalapeno pepper and add it to the bowl. Then add minced garlic. Fresh garlic tastes best, but I hate peeling garlic. So I opt for jarred garlic. It has most of the flavor of fresh garlic without any of the work!
Fresh guacamole also calls for fresh limes. You can use bottled lime juice, but fresh tastes better. I also like to add a little bit of lime zest to my mango guacamole for a little extra kick.
Add salt and pepper next. Then a little bit of jarred chunky salsa. The jarred salsa adds a bit of tomato flavor, spice, and chunky consistency to the mango guacamole. I only add salsa when preparing non-traditional guacamole.
Finally, mash the ingredients together in the bowl using a fork. A potato masher also works well! My avocados weren’t as ripe as I typically like, so I put my ingredients in a Ziploc bag and used a meat tenderizer to mash them well. Use whatever works for you!
Adding the mango and feta cheese is the last step for this recipe. Peel the mango then cut the fruit into small chunks. Add the mango and the cheese to the guacamole and stir until well combined.
How to Cut a Mango
Mangos have a large oblong pit in the center. This pit makes them a bit tricky to cut. Start by peeling the mango. Not everyone peels the fruit first, but I find that easiest. Next, cut the sides of the fruit away from the pit. Then cut the sides into very small chunks. Just be careful while cutting because the fruit is very juicy, so it’s slippery!
Serve this delicious mango guacamole with tortilla chips and enjoy! It’s a refreshing summer dip. And it pairs very well with strawberry peach sangria.
- 3 medium avocados
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1/4 cup thick and chunky salsa
- 1/8 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice about 1/2 a lime
- 1 cup mango about 1 large mango
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
- Pit and remove 3 avocados from the skin. Add to a large mixing bowl
- Add 1 diced jalapeno pepper, 1/4 cup thick and chunky salsa, fresh lime juice, minced garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper to the bowl.
- Mash together using a fork or potato masher.
- Add 1 cup of small mango chunks and 1/2 cup of feta cheese crumbles to the bowl
- Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!