Summertime Guacamole

Angela Liddon's Strawberry-Mango Guacamole

Angela Liddon definitely knows how to tempt your taste buds. I bought her cookbook, The oh she glows Cookbook: Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Outshortly after its release in early March of this year. One of my best cookbook purchases to date.

If you don’t own this book, I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy. With every page turn, you’ll find yourself blurting, “ooh – I gotta make that!”. Like the inside cover states, Whether you are a vegan, “vegan-curious”, or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!

Over 90 recipes in Angela’s book are gluten-free while many are free of common food allergens, like soy, nuts, sugar and grains.  I could make a serious long list of our family favourites, but here are a few dishes that we just can’t get enough of this summer: chakra caesar salad with nutty herb croutons (these croutons are to-die-for!), perfected chickpea salad sandwich (ideal for picnics and long days on the water), sweet potato and black bean enchiladas with avocado-cilantro cream sauce, and our favourite veggie burger.

Another family favourite is Angela’s glowing strawberry-mango guacamole. 🙂

For Canada Day this year, the girls and I spent a wonderful afternoon with family and friends at my sister and brother-in-law’s house. With strawberries at their peak (and Angela Liddon being Canadian and all), I decided to take this guacamole to share poolside. The temperature outside was a balmy 32 degrees C and we were in need of light, fruity and refreshing fare. You know…something to go nicely with my sister’s Canada Day Sangria.

This guacamole was definitely a crowd-pleaser.

For your next social gathering I suggest that you get yourself some sweet strawberries, a succulent mango, fresh cilantro, a lime and a couple of ripe avocados and make this appetizer. Your friends will love you forever. (And you’ll love yourself even more if you reserve a half a cup for sole snacking later in the day…just a thought).

You may also want to consider treating yourself and your family to this cookbook. Angela’s beautiful and mouth-watering photographs will have you licking your lips and begging for more wholesome, plant-based foods.  mmmm – so many dishes and so little time.  You just gotta laugh when asked, “you’re a gluten-free, vegan? what do you eat?“.


6 thoughts on “Summertime Guacamole

  1. Sian White

    I just ordered Angela’s book yesterday and I’m so excited for it to arrive – the guacamole looks delicious!

    Just wanted to say I’m loving your blog, I found your ‘about’ story really inspirational and I love your attitude towards food and nutrition.

    Really looking forward to reading more 🙂

    P.S. I’m not gluten intolerant but I am starting to become more and more curious about dabbling in gluten free recipes, so I’m glad all your recipes will be GF – I also hope that you may be interested in my own recipes as I start to experiment (I’m just starting out).

    I’m going to be posting a recipe for gluten free quinoa porridge with fresh figs in a couple of days, which came out fantastic 🙂

    1. uberdish Post author

      Thank you so much! Your comment has made my day!

      I’m a little quiet on my blog these days as I’m busy in my free time studying Holistic Nutrition. I also work as a casual teacher during the school year and spend most of my evenings running my kids to all their sporting events and activities. And, I like to sleep. I have great plans for my blog, though! Sometimes I get a little frustrated that I don’t have more time to play on it. However, that time will come.

      Our family chose to eat gluten-free because of my youngest daughter. We don’t regret it at all. It has opened our doors to such nutrient-dense grains such as millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc. Grains that we may have never delved into had we not been gluten-free. Now, we can’t imagine eating any other way. I am proud to say that we are all healthy and thriving – mainly because we make our own meals and don’t rely on pre-packaged gluten-free foods.

      I am totally interested in your recipes! Your quinoa porridge sounds very yummy. Looking forward to it and more! 🙂



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