Ready or not here it comes! Super Bowl 2015, err whatever the number is. I should probably figure that out. Or not. Because even though I made this guac in anticipation of the big game, I will probably be eating it all year long. Maybe as main dish like I did this week. For reals. True talk. I thought I’d whip this up, take a few cute photos and be done… then I took a bite. And another, and another, and… then it was gone. Ma’ bad!
I partnered up with my friends at The National Mango Board for this post. I sure do loves those peeps. Not only do they occasionally send me a box full of juicy mangoes, but they also send delicious recipes and even let me be in their cookbook. Besides, I really do just love mangoes, so it’s a win-win for everybody. This year, they asked me to partner with them for a Super Bowl recipe. Of course, I had to do a dip, because 1) that is something that I would actually make and eat on game day and 2) even though this recipe is full of good-for-you foods it tastes even better than it looks, if that is possible. Trust me, it is.
I love guacamole and living in Austin guacamole is almost as much of a staple as breakfast tacos and queso. We eat it a lot and it’s always a crowd pleaser. I love the simple classic guac, it is tried and true, but I like switching it up too. I’ve done bacon, feta, all sorts of different flavors. This remix came after my visit to Chi’Lantro. As I found myself literally scraping every last bite of guac from the bowl in front of a table full of people, I blankly stared and asked the server, “what is in this?! It’s so good!”, she replied, “fresh ginger.” BOOM. Mind blown. How could I have not thought of this before!? It was like a flavor profile from the gods sitting before me in plain this site this whole time! And then Spicy Mango Ginger Guacamole was born.
The sweet mangoes balance the spicy heat of the combination of the ginger and jalapeno. Those two are a dynamic duo. The creamy avocado brings the earthiness needed to smooth it all together. And cilantro, because yeah. I like it almost as much as garlic, and garlic makes an appearance in this recipe too.
For this recipe you’ll need:
3 small avocados
1 tablespoon each of garlic, jalapeno and fresh ginger, all minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons torn cilantro leaves
1 Key Lime
1) Dice the mango and avocado. Put in a bowl.
2) Mince the fresh garlic, jalapeno and ginger, add to bowl.
3) Sprinkle in salt and cumin. Add cilantro leaves.
4) Squeeze juice from 1 small Key Lime on top.
5) Stir all together until evenly mixed.
6) Serve with your favorite chips. I ate mine with Zuki Zuki bean chips from HEB and they were the perfect compliment! And they happen to be gluten-free, if you’re into that.
And there you have it! A nice, fresh, healthy-ish snack for game day. What are you serving this year?