Mango Guacamole with Pita Chips
3 large, ripe avocados (if the ones you get are hard, put them in a brown paper bag overnight to ripen)
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (wash your hands throughly after handling the jalapeño)
1/2 cup cilantro, freshly chopped
Juice of about 2 limes
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
whole wheat pita chips
To cut each avocado in half, slice from the stem end straight down to the pit, and then rotate the knife around the pit. Twist the halves apart and remove the pit. Spoon the avocado flesh into a large mixing bowl. Add the juice of one of the limes at this point to prevent discoloration of the avocado. Mash with a fork until only slightly chunky. Add to the bowl the mango, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, additional lime juice if needed, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pita chips.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
5 cups diced, ripe watermelon
3 cups water
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about 1/2 a lime)
1 tablespoon sugar (I added a little more - this really depends on how sweet your watermelon is)
Blend together 4 cups of the watermelon, 1 1/2 cups of the water, the lime juice and the sugar on high speed until smooth. Strain through a medium strainer into a large pitcher or bowl. Stir in the remaining water and watermelon. Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer. Fill a glass with ice, pour in the agua fresca and serve.