Goji & Mango Guacamole

Even if you're a guac purist, you'll love this mango guacamole. Sweet goji berries, mango & lime cut through the avocado, making for a light, fresh dip.

Goji & Mango Guacamole

Hi everyone, Jack here again. Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and you know what that means? Dip! Even though I’m not traditionally in love with avocado, I love the way Jeanine makes guacamole, and plus, nothing says “go team” like go-ji, right? Right?

Now you may be thinking “oh, Jeanine has Jack writing this because he’s a football man or something.” Well, I have to admit, team sports are not my thing. Three things that ARE my thing, and the reasons I’m manning this post, are Super Bowl parties, food dipped in other food, and goji puns.

This mango guacamole is as stealthily healthy as a Super Bowl snack gets. The goji berries are a bit of a secret weapon here, as they plump up and become really tangy and sweet. Along with the mango and lime, they also really cut through the thickness of the avocado, so everything still feels light. Plus, the goji berries help to turn your Super Bowl snack into a Super Bowl super food.

Love those puns.

Goji Mango guacamole recipe

If you’re a fan of this mango guacamole recipe…

Try my mango salsa, mango rice bowls, or mango tacos! Or if you’re looking for classic guac, head over to this post.


4.8 from 4 reviews
Goji & Mango Guacamole
 
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We love this fun, fresh mango guacamole for game days or summer cookouts. It's easy to make, vegan, and gluten-free.
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Recipe type: appetizer/snack
Serves: 4-5 as an appetizer
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • juice of 1-2 limes
  • coarse sea salt
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • ⅓ cup dried goji berries
  • ⅓ cup diced red onion
  • ½ - 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • handful of chopped cilantro
  • tortilla chips
Instructions
  1. Place goji berries in a small bowl with a bit of water for just a few minutes until they plum up.
  2. Remove the avocado pits and scoop each avocado into a medium bowl. Add generous squeezes of lime and plenty of sea salt. Lightly mash the avocado with the back of a fork.
  3. Stir in chopped mango, goji berries, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro. Add salt and pepper (and more lime if necessary), to taste. Serve immediately.

 

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  1. Ha! This is so awesome. I always enjoy a post from Jack to switch things up a little bit. I would ideally ALWAYS have mango in my guacamole, but I love that you also added goji berries. Very cool! I’m on the same page about the super bowl … I only care about food (and kind of ) about commercials.

  2. This looks delish! would have never thought of putting goji berries in guac but will definitely give it a try now.

  3. Amanda from enchantedfig.blogspot.com
    01.21.2015

    I usually like my guacamole straight up, but this tricked out version is tempting, a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride of a dip. Thanks for the gogi tip!

  4. carol lou from apassionforentertaining.com
    01.21.2015

    definitely want to try this twist on regular guac – love the addition of mango and gogi berries

  5. Jack, I love your posts. You guys make a good team. Now this is a unique guacamole, which I happen to love. My husband isn’t big on avocados either either, but he loves a good guacamole. Thanks for a new spin on the original!

  6. Oh this sounds awesome. I have only used goji berries in smoothies so I am excited to try them in another way. Thanks for sharing. Have a super super bowl party!

  7. Sandra from borrajasylamines.blogspot.com.es
    01.21.2015

    I love guacamole, well, in fact I think I’m addicted to anything with avocado. I must try this version with goji berries because it sounds delicious. Enjoy your Superbowl Party!!!

  8. This guacamole looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. Yum! I love mango salsa and goji and guacamole and never would’ve thought to combine them! YUM 🙂

  10. hahah, I love your puns too! But where do you buy goji berries? I’ve never seen them at the regular grocery store.

  11. aw, ok, great. Thanks for the speedy reply!

  12. Kathryn from throughthethicket.ca
    01.21.2015

    I never would have thought of adding goji berries to guac – it’s such a neat idea but I bet it tastes great! I’ve only recently started branching out into adding other ingredients in guacamole. I mean, why mess with a good thing? But this seems like it could be a way BETTER thing. Can’t wait to try!

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

  13. Teffy from teffyperk.com
    01.21.2015

    Love guacamole and mango, but I’ve never added goji berries! Sounds super yum! I always add some pomegranates, but will definitely try with goji berries next!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

    • jeanine
      01.22.2015

      I love guac with pomegranates too 🙂 (that’s sort of how I got the idea for this one…)

  14. Haha, love the puns!! The only super bowl I want is one full of super food. Like this guacamole! Love the addition of goji berries!

  15. Are you just trying you make everyone have super healthy glowing skin? You are aren’t you, I knew it! And your ploy is making an absolutely delicious dip. All the men are going to leave your super bowl party looking fabulous. They won’t even know what hit them. I love it.

  16. Brian from kitchendomination.com
    01.22.2015

    This looks like the perfect way to add some freshness and sweetness to a Superbowl spread. Good fresh mango could be hard to come by this time of year where I live, but I’m thinking I could defrost and use frozen. Anyone have any experience doing that with a recipe like this?

  17. Cool idea, instead of pico de gallo.

    faganeatspaleo.com

  18. Sign me up for the Super Bowl party if this is on the menu!! It looks awesome and is a great twist from the regular guac.

  19. The Houston TJ
    01.22.2015

    Will you and jack come make this for me??? 🙂

    • jeanine
      01.22.2015

      Ha, anytime TJ 🙂

  20. Allison from yummybeet.com
    01.24.2015

    The colour of this alone makes me want to eat it! I haven’t had a goji berry in years but adding them to a water before the salsa so they plump up a bit is a great idea. Lovely recipe!

  21. My god I am in foodie love here. Mangoes in guacamole is just such a good idea says the mango obsessed foodie..

  22. What an unique and interesting twist on guacamole. I’ve never cooked with Goji berries before but they sure do add a pretty pop of red to this already colorful appetizer.

  23. I will most likely be making this for the super bowl! Thank you so much for sharing!

  24. Stephanie from globalspicedblog.tumblr.com
    02.06.2015

    Hej hej from Sweden, one of my favorite dips is guacamole. I have never tried it with goji. How does it taste? Sweet, Sour? Thanks for your comments in advance. Happy cooking.

  25. Sofia from wolfberry.com
    02.13.2015

    Hello, dear
    Good day!

    I am Sofia, the foreign trade manager from Ningxia Wolfberry Biological and Food Engineering Co.,ltd ,

    We planting,producing and processing Goji berries and export to some countries,

    We also have goji polysaccharides, goji juice, goji powder, goji seeds oil.

    We’d like to establish business relations with your firm.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you!

    Sincerely,

    Sofia.

  26. Claudia from k9scout.blogspot.com
    05.28.2015

    Oh, must try this, love Avocado, mango and goji berries, cool snack

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