Winter Guacamole

Winter Guacamole
I call this Winter Guacamole because of the pomegranates.  If you’ve never before seeded a pomegranate, find out how here.

This was a greatly anticipated dish at our dinner table.  With every bite, you get a rich, sweet, juicy surprise which compliments the creaminess of the avocado and the slight punch of the cayenne.  Add more cayenne if you dare.

Guacamole with Pomegranate

It’s also especially nice this time of year because it embodies the Christmas colors in such a delicious way, so it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table. If you can’t find a pomegranate, substitute with a diced tomato–or use both!


Winter Guacamole
Recipe type: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1-1/2 Cups
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1 pomegranate
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  1. Seed pomegranate.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados. Add the pomegranate arils (seeds) and remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips or Frito Scoops.

Et cetera:  This recipe is straight out of my mother’s playbook.  When I made this for my blog, it brought back fond memories for my daughter-in-law when she remembered having had it at my brother’s house a while back.  I’m glad it brought a smile to her face.