Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

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Homemade guacamole with fresh pomegranate makes a beautiful holiday appetizer! It’s a vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free snack that everyone will enjoy. This guacamole goes great with tortilla chips and prepared raw vegetables, like carrots and broccoli. Recipe yields about 3 cups of guacamole (enough for a small gathering) and could easily be halved.

Pomegranate Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 4 medium avocado ripe, pitted and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ medium red onion chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro mostly leaves, chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños or 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium pomegranate deseeded (about 1 cup worth of pomegranate arils)
  • ½ cup feta crumbled, entirely optional

Instructions

  • With a spoon, scoop the avocado flesh into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the lime juice, garlic and salt. Mash the ingredients together with a large fork or potato masher until the avocado is nice and creamy.
  • To ensure that the onion flavor doesn’t overpower the guacamole, rinse the chopped onion under running water (I used a fine mesh colander). Pat the onion dry with a paper towel.
  • Add the onion, chopped cilantro and jalapeño to the bowl and mix well. Gently stir in ½ of the pomegranate arils. For extra presentation points, transfer the guacamole to an appropriately sized serving bowl now. Sprinkle remaining pomegranate arils over guacamole, along with some additional chopped cilantro and totally optional feta, if you’d like. Serve immediately.

Notes

STORAGE SUGGESTIONS

If you have leftover guacamole, cover the top with plastic wrap, pressing it against the surface to minimize oxidation. Guacamole is best fresh but will keep in the refrigerator for up to two days.
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Course Appetizer, Sauces, dips, and spreads, Side Dish, Special Occasion - Christmas
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Avocado, cilantro, feta cheese, garlic, jalapeno, onion, pomegranate
Allergy Gluten Free, Legume Free, Nut Free, Oil Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Paleo, Raw, Vegetarian

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About the Author: Kate Parker

Kate Parker is a high school teacher, social media editor and passionate vegan foodie. Kate writes for her own blog Newcastle Vegan Guide as well as contributing to The Wholefood Collective. She loves showing how varied, creative and healthy, plant-based eating can be, and has taken every opportunity given to her in her 10 years of veganism to show off her cooking prowess. Kate has catered events large and small, ensuring that food provided is cruelty free and gentle on the planet.

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