Pomegranate Guacamole is a festive twist on an old classic. Pomegranate seeds give this avocado dip a pop of color and burst of flavor.
I love adding pomegranate seeds, or arils, to recipes.
Not only is the color vibrant, the fruit has a wonderful sweet-tart flavor.
And I think you're going to love them in Pomegranate Guacamole!
Pomegranate Guacamole is quick and easy to make.
Besides the pomegranate seeds, this guacamole contains traditional ingredients.
Of course there's the ripe avocados.
Then I add fresh lime juice, chopped onion, minced garlic, a little hot sauce, cumin, and salt.
While I used to use a fork to make guacamole, I've found the easiest way to combine the ingredients is with an inexpensive potato masher.
Once you have all the guacamole ingredients blended together, simply top it with the pomegranate arils.
I love the burst of flavor when I bite into one.
And if you're not sure how to remove the seeds from the fruit, check out this helpful video How to Remove Pomegranate Seeds from BBC Good Food.
Or you can buy a container of the seeds in the produce section of your local supermarket.
Pomegranate Guacamole is delicious with tortilla chips or other Mexican-inspired dishes.
I especially enjoy making Pomegranate Guacamole around the holidays since it looks so festive.
Besides serving it in a bowl surrounded with tortilla chips, you can also use it to make a Guacamole Christmas Wreath Appetizer.
And for an alternative to chips, jicama sticks or plantain chips are delicious with this dip.
Plus you can add it to a Quinoa Burrito Bowl.
Or spread some on toast for breakfast or a snack.
There are so many ways to eat Pomegranate Guacamole.
Pomegranate Guacamole is a healthy dip.
First of all, pomegranate is a very nutritious fruit.
While it does contain sugar, it's high in fiber and many vitamins and minerals including, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium.
And pomegranate juice has three times the antioxidants of red wine or green tea.
You can learn more in the article 12 Health Benefits of Pomegranate.
In addition, avocados are very healthy, too.
They contain heart-healthy fat and are very high in potassium and 20 other vitamins and minerals.
In fact, some people make it a habit of eating at least half an avocado every day.
And combine the two fruits together, and Pomegranate Guacamole is a winner when it comes to both taste and health.
Now let's make Pomegranate Guacamole!
- Remove the flesh from the avocados and place in a medium bowl.
- Add the onion, garlic, lime juice, hot sauce, cumin, and salt. Use a potato masher or fork to combine the ingredients.
- Top the guacamole with the pomegranate seeds and serve. Enjoy!
Nutritional information is an estimation only.