Pomegranate Guacamole

When pomegranates are in season, it’s the perfect time to make this pomegranate guacamole. It’s spicy, sweet, and perfect for chips or spread on tortillas with tacos or quesadillas! Makes for delicious dipping at parties as well!
We love to eat this on Friday nights when it’s movie night at our house. The kids love the sweet “pop” of the pomegranates mixed with the richness of the avocados. Hubby likes his more spicy than the rest of us, so we generally add some additional jalapeno to his bowl.

pomegranate guacamole

The ingredient list is small, and when in season, quite inexpensive.

However, I have found the items needed cheaply even when not “in season”. It’s an easy way to spice up your taco night, as this only takes a few minutes to put together. All you need are:
2 avocados
seeds from 1 pomegranate
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 tsp lime juice

Remove the seeds from the pomegranate by cutting in 1/2 and “whacking” with a wooden spoon.

That’s a fun trick on learned from watching Chopped one night. The chef cut the pomegranate in 1/2, flipped it upside down and whacked! It was so cool to see a new way, because previously I had soaked it in water, and spent about a bajillion hours trying to separate the seeds from the white pulpy stuff.

remove pomegranate seeds by whacking upside down with a wooden spoon

Mash the avocado, add the seeds and seasonings and allow flavors to “meld” for a few hours. If you can, that is. Usually when I make it, the kids and hubby are all over the bowl, dipping as I am mixing.

Serve with chips for fun dipping!
What is your favorite chip dip to serve? Have you tried pomegranate guacamole before? Be sure to pin this for later!

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2 thoughts on “Pomegranate Guacamole”

  1. Jennifer Saarinen

    What a unique recipe! I would never have thought of it but it sounds delicious. Pinning it now so I can try it later.

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