Just another really good guacamole recipe > Sweet and Smoky Mango Guacamole
Sweet and Smoky Mango Guacamole
- 2 medium perfectly ripe avocados (*see tips below)
- ½ medium lime, divided
- 2 tablespoons sour cream (light is fine)
- 1 teaspoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeds removed (from a can)
- ½ teaspoon chipotle sauce (*see tips below)
- 3 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked 'till crisp & crumbled, divided
- ¾ cup finely chopped fresh mango, divided
- 3 tablespoons fresh salsa (jarred is fine)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a medium bowl, mash the avocado roughly with a fork (leave some chunks). Squeeze the juice from ¼ of a lime on top. Add the sour cream, chipotles and sauce. Stir gently until combined.
- Mix in 2 slices of crumbled bacon, ½ cup mango and salsa.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the guacamole with the juice of ¼ of a lime. Sprinkle with the remaining crumbled bacon and mango.
- Serve immediately (or soon) with tortilla chips and/or jicama slices.
- To figure out if an avocado is ripe or not, you need to hold it in your hand and press lightly. A perfectly ripe avocado has a little bit of give to it when you press down. If it's easy to squish, it's too ripe. If there are any soft (or hollow) spots, it's too ripe. If you can't find avocados that are ready to use... they're not quite ripe enough, bring them home and let them sit on your counter for a day or two. Put them in a paper bag to speed up the ripening process.
- Chipotles chiles in adobo sauce are sold canned, and you should be able to find them in your market's latin products section.
- If you open a new can of chipotles in adobo, you'll have lots left over. They freeze really well. Just scoop a chipotle and some sauce into individual zip baggies and throw them in the freezer. Simply let them thaw out when you need them again. Works great.
- If you like things extra spicy, you can always add a little more chipotle sauce. Go with what's in the directions, and add more if desired.
- This recipe calls for using Applewood Smoked Bacon, which is really good. If you can't find it, use regular smoked bacon. The Applewood variety can be found in specialty markets (and Trader Joe's).
- Fresh salsa can usually be found in your market's deli section, where they might carry other refrigerated Latin products.