Mango Tomatillo Guacamole
Mango Tomatillo Guacamole is creamy guacamole with a blend of sweet mango and tangy tomatillo. It’s a great way to change up your guac!
**This post was originally published in April 2014. It was republished as the photos, recipe and text have been updated.
Guacamole has to be one of my all time favorite dips, and I serve it up often. Normally I make my Homemade Guacamole once or twice a week, but every now and then I love to shake things up. 🙂
This Mango Tomatillo Guacamole is a fun new twist on guacamole. It’s a flavor explosion with creamy avocado, sweet, juicy mango, tangy tomatillo and spicy jalapeno. There’s plenty of lime juice to give it a pop of citrus flavor, and the red onion and cilantro add crispness and freshness.
This homemade guacamole hits all the notes!
I experienced raw tomatillo salsa when Gonzalo Gonzales Guzman from the restaurant Nopalito in San Francscio came in and did a cooking demonstration for my class at cooking school. He made several dishes, but oddly enough it was that simple tomatillo salsa that I couldn’t stop thinking about.
The salsa may have been simple, but the flavor balance was perfect.
Tomatillos are like tart, little green tomatoes. They’re a bit more acidic than tomatoes, and they impart a delicious flavor to your salsas or guacamole. They’re great to use in place of tomatoes when they’re not in season!
The first time I worked with tomatillos I was surprised that the flesh was a bit sticky after I removed the husks. Simply wash them well, stem them like you would a tomato, finely chop them.
Find out everything you need to know about them in this collection of tomatillo recipes as it includes a handy produce guide!
This Mango Tomatillo Guacamole comes together in only 15 minutes and it will take your guests by surprise. It’s full of unexpected sweet and savory flavor, and it’s so much fun to watch people try and figure out exactly what they’re tasting.
Nobody will guess that this guacamole contains tomatillo…it’s your secret ingredient!
I’ve made this Mango Tomatillo Guacamole many times and it’s always a hit. It’s bright, fresh and full of exciting flavor, so believe me when I tell you that it’s going to go fast.
A double batch is always a good idea. 🙂
More Mexican recipes you’ll love!
- Enchilada Bake
- Green enchilada sauce
- Mango salsa
- Mexican Corn Salad
- Restaurant Style Salsa by Iowa Girl Eats
- Shrimp ceviche
If you try this recipe I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and rating below, or tag me at @flavorthemoments on Instagram!
Mango Tomatillo Guacamole
- 2 large ripe avocados
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 small ripe mango cut into small dice
- 2 small tomatillos husks removed, washed, stemmed, and chopped
- 1 small jalapeño finely chopped (omit the seeds for less spice)
- ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
- Halve the avocados and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place in a medium bowl. Using a knife, slice the avocado against the sides of the bowl until it’s chunky (or mash with a fork if you prefer).
- Add the lime juice, mango, tomatillos, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, salt and pepper and stir gently until combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
- Serve with chips, tacos, fajitas and more!
- Guacamole is best served immediately to prevent oxidation, but if you make it a few hours ahead, reserve the pits from the avocados and nestle them into the guacamole and cover with plastic wrap.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
34 Comments on “Mango Tomatillo Guacamole”
And here I thought I was being completely original adding tomatillos to guacamole. haha I’m kidding…I know everything’s been done before, and just because I haven’t heard of it doesn’t mean anything (I didn’t have the heart to Google it and burst my bubble). 🙂 Thank you, my friend, and have a great night!
You’re too sweet, Mary Frances. 🙂 I Google a lot of things in the name of research, too. I’m really glad we have that option as it does help with a basic concept. BTW…I wish I had some of your pudding.
Oh my. I love guacamole too. My favorite afternoon snack. This looks so delicious. Lucy and I have been enjoying mangoes lately…can’t wait to add them to avocados now!
I could just eat a whole bowl of guacamole myself, and it sounds like you like it just as much! I’ve seen mango guacamole all over and I’m so glad I finally tried it. I hope you enjoy it, Monet! 🙂
Oh, I love tomatillos! They are actually on my list of things to try to grow in my garden. Sounds perfect with mango and avocado!
You’re so lucky you have a garden…one day! I’m hooked on tomatillos now and would love to grow them along with all the other veggies on my list. 🙂 Have a great day, Ashley!
I’ve never had raw tomatillos … and now I’m so intrigued! And I mean you just can’t go wrong with a mango guacamole!! This looks perfect Marcie – I’ll take a bigggg bowl please! With blue corn chips (big yes).
Eating raw tomatillos was like a revelation and I wish I’d gotten on the bandwagon sooner. I’m reserving a BIG ole bowl for you, friend! 🙂
Tomatillos are usually tucked into a little area by the jalapeños and other peppers — it’s hard to find them! The mango really does make guacamole extra delicious. 🙂
I LOVE my guacamole with a little sweetness from pineapple usually, but mango is another great idea! This looks irresistibly good, Marcie. Just add chips and a margarita (virgin for now), and I’m good to go!
Pineapple in guacamole sounds like a fabulous idea! I will have to try that next time. Thanks for the tip, Georgia!
This mango guac looks and sounds amazing Marcie! I’ve never tried raw tomatillos before but you make them sound so good here that I can’t wait to try them now 🙂 This would be such an awesome snack with blue corn chips but I could definitely eat this by the spoonful as well – yum!
It is great by the spoonful…I’ve tried it with and without chips! haha Thanks, Kelly, and have a great night. 🙂
When I was making the guacamole, those tomatillos were just calling my name. I think they were meant to be in guacamole! 🙂 Thank you ladies, and have a wonderful evening. 🙂
Wow! This looks so delicious! I just ate some feta gauc tonite and it was delicious!! YUM! I just love avocado!! 🙂
Thanks, Cailee! Feta guac? That sounds amazing…I’m going to have to try that one. Thanks for the tip!! 🙂
Yum, this looks delicious! I love guacamole, but only make a couple of different ways. I like this combination 😀 I had lots of tomatillos, but never have used them uncooked. Now, I’m thinking I need to taste this ASAP! Pinning!!
Thanks, Cindy! I’ve only made it one way pretty much and I can’t believe how much more I like it all jazzed up. 🙂 Thank you for the pin, and have a wonderful weekend!
I can’t get over how beautiful this guac looks!! You managed to combine amazing flavors in it…packed with all things I love!!
Thanks, Zainab! It’s definitely my new favorite guacamole. 🙂
What a great recipe Marcie! I love cooking with tomatillos. I’ll never forget the first time I worked with them – after they’re peeled, they are so sticky! But the end result and flavor is amazing. And, blue chips – they are my FAVs! We don’t have that brand here, but I am with you – blue chips are sssssoooo much better!
Thank you, Kristi! Yeah, the stickiness was a surprise for me, but luckily there’s no sign of it in your dish! Have yourself a great weekend, my friend! 🙂
Thanks so much, Stacy, and I hope you enjoy the guacamole! I’ve been following you on Bloglovin’ too, because your recipes can’t be missed. Thank you for your support, and have yourself a wonderful weekend! 🙂
I have never strayed too far away from my standard guacamole, but now I want to! What a fantastic combination Marcie. Keep dragging us out of our comfort zones,and force me to try new things. 😉
I wish I had some of this right now! It sounds like the perfect late night snack! 🙂
That’s exactly how we’ve been eating it around here! haha Thanks, Jocelyn. 🙂
This is such a fun twist on regular guacamole, Marcie! I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never made anything with tomatillos before, so that’s got to change after seeing this recipe. I could eat guac by the spoonful and I know I would do so with this. How perfect for Father’s Day weekend!
Thanks Gayle! I had zero experience with tomatillos before cooking school and I’m so glad I was exposed to them — they’re so delicious!
I love guacamole recipes. you know what i used to make guacamole along with my typical indian flat breads 😉 i know its a fusion combo but we love it … 😉
Fusions are the thing right now and I think that combo sounds wonderful Priya! 🙂
A friend just gave us three mangoes and they are sitting on my counter ripening. I know where I’ll use one of them…thanks.
I grew one plant this summer. I’ve had over 80 tomatillos. I’ve never ate them that I’ve known but loved Taco Bell’s Verde Sauce. I made your enchiladas sauce from your recipe and tho it didn’t taste like TB I liked it. I’m going to use it in the soup recipe you have listed. I will try the guacamole and mango. I don’t know what else to do with all these growing tomatillos. Any more ideas??
That is so nice that your plant is producing so well! Check out my tomatillo produce guide for more recipe ideas. https://flavorthemoments.com/produce-of-the-month-guide-tomatillos/