I’ve only met one person in my life who didn’t like avocados and that one person just happens to be the person I promised to love and cherish for the rest of my life. When I first found out about his dislike of avocados I went through the 5 stages of grief, I mean who doesn’t like avocados?!
At first I didn’t believe it. Afterall, avocados are one of the most amazing foods on the planet and I just couldn’t understand how anyone could ever dislike them. Was it their color? Maybe their texture? What did they ever do to you?
Then I just got angry at him. You have to be stupid not to like avocados, right? I mean, they are so good for you, they have a delicious taste and a wonderful velvety texture. They go well with pretty much any kind of food you can imagine, especially Mexican food which is my favorite! You can use them in cookies and they are the most perfect addition to all taco salads. What kind of man had I married?
I was determined to get him to like avocados, so I would put them into all kind of different meals that he loved and ask, “do you like them now?” “How about now?” and every time he would say, “meh”. And that really just depressed me. When I put avocados on pizza and his response was, “it’s ok” I knew there was no hope and it saddened me to my very core.
Finally one day I just came to terms with it and accepted it. I had married someone who didn’t love avocados as much as I did. And guess what, I was finally able to find a silver lining. When I make a huge bowl of this Mango Black Bean Guacamole I get to eat the entire thing myself. No sharing, no fighting over who gets the last spoonful, the entire bowl is all mine! And that is something that I can be very happy about 🙂Print
- 3 large avocados, removed from skin and diced
- 1 large mango, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup cooked black beans
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Place the avocados in a medium sized bowl and mash. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
- Service with chips if desired.