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Guacamole pomegranate it's a festive holiday twist on one of my most beloved recipes. It is a mixture of fresh and simple ingredients that together create an unexpected flavor. Serve it with a stack of tortilla chips for the perfect holiday appetizer.
Who needs store-bought guacamole when they can make a better, fresher version at home? With only 6 ingredients, my best guacamole should never be overlooked. It may seem like a simple recipe, but you will be surprised how delicious and authentic knows.
But today, I'm adjusting it. Just like I did when I made BLT guacamole, except today's version is festive for the holidays. I'm trading tomatoes for grenades, yellow onion for red onion and add a little more coriander for that vibrant green contrast.
Pomegranate seeds not only look beautiful against the green color of guacamole, but add an explosion of sweet flavor with every bite. You will love this guacamole variation!
What are the benefits of pomegranate?
Luckily for you, this snack is full of superfood ingredients. Avocados are not only loaded with healthy fats, but pomegranates are an inexhaustible source of nutrients. Although the skin is not edible, the small seeds can be eaten raw or processed into a delicious juice.
These seeds are packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, Fiber, Folic Acid, Potassium, and more. Meanwhile, they have high levels of antioxidants and are considered a great anti-inflammatory fruit. So I would say that the more grenades, the better!
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How to discard a grenade
While you can buy pomegranate seeds in a box, I think fresh pomegranates Have a much better flavor. Here is a quick tutorial on how to discard a grenade.
- Fill a large bowl with water.
- Cut the grenade in half, but try not to cut it completely in the center. You want to avoid cutting the seeds inside.
- Slightly separate the two halves by hand.
- Place the halves in the bowl of water and push the skin out, opening the fruit.
- Using a large spatula or spoon, hit the back of the grenade. The seeds will start falling here.
- Pick the lagging seeds by hand and drain the water.
How to make pomegranate guacamole
This recipe combines in just 10 minutes! Just follow the 4 steps below.
- Add all the ingredients to the bowl, except the pomegranate seeds.
- Crush it all together using a fork, until creamy and combined.
- Add 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds and stir together. Then transfer it to a serving bowl.
- Top with remaining 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds. Add a pinch of coriander for a pop of vibrant color.
More festive snacks to serve
In charge of bringing a snack to your next party? Here are some ideas that your guests will love!
Pomegranate guacamole (Festive party!)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Pomegranate guacamole is a festive version of one of my most beloved recipes, guacamole! The vibrant red and green makes it a perfect Christmas snack recipe.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/2 small red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lime, juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds (divided)
Add all ingredients except pomegranate seeds to a bowl.
Use a fork to mash the ingredients, until well combined.
Add 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds and stir. Then transfer it to a serving bowl.
Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds and an additional pinch of coriander, for that pop of red and green.
Calories: 281kcal, Carbs: 22g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 23g, Saturated fat: 3g, Sodium: 304mg, Potassium: 841mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 325IU, Vitamin C: 29mg, Calcium: 33mg Iron: 1mg