Mango Tango Avocado Recipe

by Silvia on July 24, 2012 · 15 comments

in Recipes / Recetas

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Avocado salad

During a cooking demonstration at a blogger conference recently, I participated  in a Guacamole cook off by candle light, as it turns out, since there was a blackout at the Hotel!

The California Avocado Commission brought a couple of awesome Chefs who cooked for us and prepared an amazing table with a cornucopia of ingredients for us to use while creating our brand new versions of the classic dish.

Avocado bar

We divided into various groups, each group had 5 minutes to brainstorm, and then everybody ran to the table to take the ingredients we wanted to make an out-of-this-world guacamole. Our group created a Mango Tango Avocado Guacamole and today I am going to share the recipe with you:

Mango Tango Avocado

  • 4 Hass avocados
  • 1/2 cup mango cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup pineapple cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, cut in small pieces
  • 1/3 cup cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup dry cherries
  • 1 lemon, its juice that is
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • salt to taste

In a medium bowl smash the avocados, add the rest of the ingredients, mix together, taste for salt and rice vinegar.



Check other recipes created that night here:

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

July 25, 2012 at 12:02 am jani lebaron 1

You guys are all awesome! There were so many great recipes. Love that your sharing them. Yes, I would be the one standing at the table flashing my light from my cell on the ingredients and for the great Master Chefs. Camera broke… but hey, my cell flashlight worked wonders!


July 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm Silvia 2

Thanks for your comment Jani, I agree, all the recipes look so yummy!

July 25, 2012 at 6:25 am Rachel - A Southern Fairytale 3


Loved your presentation of y’all’s guacamole and this recipe is definitely a keeper! SO glad you were on baord with this! :-) xo


July 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm Silvia 4

How can I not be part of this? it was a great idea! can’t wait to try your recipe. It was so fun to see you again Rachel!

July 25, 2012 at 9:04 am Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) 5

I want to try this, Silvia! The only regret I have from that night is that we didn’t get to taste all of the guacamole from each of the groups. It was so wonderful to meet you!


July 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm Silvia 6

I agree Lindsey, I thought at some point we will be able to taste them all, but now we have the recipes! So glad to meet you!

July 25, 2012 at 11:17 am Steph @ Lick My Spoon 7

Hi Silvia! Love the splash of rice vinegar in there — will have to try that :)


July 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm Silvia 8

I’ve never made guacamole with vinegar before, it was quite tasty!

July 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm Queen Scarlett 9

Love mangos. Adding this to the to do list. So lovely to meet you at evo!



July 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm Silvia 10

Glad to meet you too! I can’t wait to go and check it out your recipe! thanks for your comment

July 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm Barbara @ Barbara Bakes 11

Such a great idea to blend in all the tropical fruits. It looks fresh and delicious!


July 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm Silvia 12

Barbara thanks for your comment, the tropical fruit gave the guacamole a very fresh taste, I was surprised how good it tasted!

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