“Hey, this looks very Christmassy.”
That was my mother-in-law’s assessment of the Pomegranate Guacamole I made as an appetizer for my wife’s birthday dinner. Oh yea, also “This is very tasty.”
She was right on both accounts. I saw this recipe on the Just a Taste food blog and the color is what certainly caught my eye. The combination of the green guacamole and red pomegranate seeds is unique and indeed does remind you of something you might see at Christmas time.
The taste is what made this an absolute keeper however. The sweetness of the pomegranate nicely complemented the strong avocado, onion and lime flavors in the guacamole. If you make this be sure to get a very ripe avocado, one that gives easily when you give it a squeeze. Seeding the pomegranate is quite easy once you know the secret – simply cut a slice off the top, score the skin, immerse it in water, break it apart underwater and loosen the seeds. There are lots of great YouTube videos that show this technique in action, such as this one from Foodwishes.com.
Serve this with homemade corn tortilla chips for a great appetizer for any occasion…or anytime for that matter!
Recipe: Pomegranate Guacamole