As if guacamole wasn't delicious enough, add a punch of flavor with some juicy fruit. This Pomegranate Guacamole has amazing contrasting flavors and textures and is perfect party appetizer, sandwich spread, or taco topper.
About this Guacamole
Lately I've been seeing people add fruit to their avocado toast. I've seen strawberries, raspberries, and POMEGRANATE. I love the idea of a juicy, sweet fruit paired with the creamy, rich avocado — so this Pomegranate Guacamole was born.
The punch of flavor the pomegranate adds to the dip that everyone loves, just works. Guacamole rarely disappoints...and this twist on the recipe certainly won't either! Light, citrusy and tangy, it might go so fast that you'll miss your own chance to dip a chip!
Perfect on it's own, add onto tacos or burgers, or on salad. It pairs really well with this Cilantro Lime Rice recipe and with the pomegranate addition, it's festive and great for holidays, too!
And if you're looking for more avocado forward recipes, also try this Avocado Crack Dip, this Strawberry Avocado Quinoa Salad, or this Shrimp Avocado Ceviche that I think you'll enjoy, too!
- Avocados: Nothing beats a beautiful, ripe avocado. It’s so satisfying to cut one open and be greeted by its rich, vibrant green. Avocados are also a great healthy fat, have a ton of fiber, and can help lower cholesterol.
- Tomatoes: These will add more color to the guac. I suggest cherry tomatoes as opposed to something like a large beef steak, which'll have more moisture and potentially leave your salsa a little soggy. You can also use salsa - you'll lose the pop of color from the tomatoes but it's tasty
- Red Onion: Adds a quick, sharp bite to our creamy spread.
- Cilantro: I love cilantro, but I know many don’t. Feel free to leave it out, but the freshness it adds is ahhhhmazing.
- Pomegranate: A salsa ingredient you HAVE to try. The texture and pop of color these bring to the tasty dip is so unique, I know you'll love it.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
This recipe is fairly simple, but feel free to change it up with your favorite ingredients and I encourage you to get creative! Here's some other ideas to switch up your guac:
- Add a different fruit like mango or strawberries for more sweetness. Sometimes, I even like to add some balsamic dressing to bring out those fruity flavors further.
- Add cheese! Some great options include feta, copper kettle cheese or shredded parmesan.
- Give it a spicier kick with extra jalapeños, red pepper flakes, or your favorite hot sauce.
How to Make This Recipe
1. First prepare your produce: Finely dice red onion, cilantro, jalapeño and tomatoes. Remove the pomegranate seeds from the peel. Slice avocados in half and scoop out the inside flesh.
2. Then add all of the produce except cilantro to a mixing bowl. I like to go right to my serving bowl for less mess. Mash everything together using a large fork or potato masher. If you like a chunkier guac, do less mashing.
3. Squeeze lime juice over top, add cilantro and sprinkle with sea salt. Give it a stir. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
Guacamole is best served fresh because (although still perfectly edible), the avocados will brown quickly - within just a few hours if left out. My tip to keep the guac from browning, is to place it in a tupperware with plastic wrap directly against the surface of the guacamole inside the tupperware and then placing the lid on top. You’re essentially trying to limit the amount of air that gets to the guacamole, so if you have a good sized container you can fill and the lid actually touches the top of the guac, that would work too.
For a ready-to-use, ripe fruit, you want to pick an avocado that is dark (but without spots) and has slight give when you apply pressure. You also can use the "flick the stem" method. Give a flick or light twist to the little stem piece on the top of the avocado. If it comes off fairly easily, the avocado is ready to use.
Tortilla chips is classic! The creamy dip with the crunch of crispy chips is perfect (Sea Salt Lime or Thin 'n Crispy Tortilla chips are my favorites), but this recipe is also great on top of fish tacos, grilled chicken, on a turkey sandwich or burgers, too.
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- Mixing Bowl
- Cutting Board
- 3 whole ripe avocados, mashed
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- ½ cup red onion, diced
- 1 small jalapeño, deseeded
- ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, diced
- ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 lime
- 2 tsp salt
- First prepare your produce: Finely dice red onion, cilantro, jalapeño and tomatoes. Remove the pomegranate seeds from the peel. Slice avocados in half and scoop out the inside flesh.
- Then add all of the produce except cilantro to a mixing bowl. I like to go right to my serving bowl for less mess. Mash everything together using a large fork or potato masher. If you like a chunkier guac, do less mashing.
- Squeeze lime juice over top, add cilantro and sprinkle with sea salt. Give it a stir. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
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This guac toast is amazingly delicious!
AMAZING guac recipe!! Super easy to make and my sister and I really enjoyed it!
Sydney Van Acker says
the bursting juices of the pomegranate in guac is such a pleasant surprise. Love all the contrasting flavors and textures
Courtney Paige says
An addition you wouldn't expect! Excellent twist.