Pomegranate Guacamole

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Really, who would've thought that pomegranates in guacamole would make such an impact? I like to give credit where credit is due so I have to give credit to my dad for this one. I was making chicken fajitas for our weekly family dinner one Monday and asked my dad to make the guacamole. As I turned around to check on his progress (I get a little territorial in the kitchen), I saw him deseeding a pomegranate. I didn’t think he would add them to the guacamole and then he did. I was a little shook to be honest, but I took a taste nevertheless. And let me tell you, it was absolutely glorious. Tangy, sweet, and really just right. Thus, in my version of Pomegranate Guacamole, pomegranate seeds are the shining star and are further accentuated with some finely chopped cucumbers. It adds a great crunch and really rounds out the entire dip. You have to trust me on this one; it’s super good!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, and peeled

  • 1/2 red onion, diced finely

  • 1/2 cucumber, diced finely

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (from 1 pomegranate)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Juice of a lime

METHODS

  1. In a large bowl, add meat of avocados, red onion, cucumber, chopped cilantro, salt, and lime juice. Mash with a large fork.
  2. Add in pomegranate seeds and fold gently. Taste and add additional salt or lime juice if needed.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy!