Not Just Any Guacamole

No, this is not just your average guacamole…but it’s just as simple! Surprise your guests (and your taste buds) with this vibrant take on a party classic.

While this guacamole still combines the standard avocado, lime, red onion and cilantro, I replace the diced tomato with some pomegranate seeds and diced mango instead! The tangy bursts from the pomegranate go surprisingly well with the creamy avocado, and the mango is that juicy, sweet component that the acidic lime is screaming out for.

To finish it off, I add diced jalapeño for just a bit of heat, and queso fresco (easily substituted with feta) for some extra salty goodness. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE regular guacamole! But if you’re like me and eat it minimum once a week (or day…shhhh), why not switch it up and try something just as easy and delicious, but slightly more exotic! Have fun serving this and let me know what you and your guests think!




Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds and Mango
Total time: 20 minutes
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8-10 as a snack

Ingredients
3 avocados
Juice of 2 limes
Zest of 1 lime
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. diced mango
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 jalapeño, diced
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro + a few leaves for garnish
1 tbsp. queso fresco or feta cheese
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper

Instructions
1. Scoop avocado from the skin and smash in a bowl until almost smooth (I like to leave it slightly chunky)
2. Stir in 1/4 cup mango, pomegranate seeds, and red onion each. Add jalapeño, lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro
3. Taste, and add salt and pepper accordingly
4. Put the mixture into a serving dish and garnish with remaining pomegranate seeds, mango, crumbled cheese and cilantro leaves. Serve alongside tortilla chips or veggies and enjoy!

 

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