Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds

Winter Pomegrante Guacamole
Winter Pomegrante Guacamole

Guacamole is a favorite snack item among Americans and especially during football season.

53.5 million pounds of avocados are consumed on Super Sunday

 If you are one of the millions planning to chow on some chips and dip, I suggest making your guac a but different by adding fresh pomegranate seeds instead of tomato.

Tomatoes are not in season in the winter months in the United States.  Sure they are available in the stores because consumers expect and demand unseasonal produce but they travel far, are not as fresh and have less flavor than when in season. Pomegranates are a fun alternative to tasteless tomatoes. They add a bursting texture and a subtle sweet tart flavor. I haven't had a guest not love it.

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Ingredients

2 medium ripe avocados

1/2 c red onion - diced small

1 med jalapeño - minced

1 oz fresh lime juice

1/4 c cilantro - chopped

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tbsp oregano

1/3 pomegranate seeds

salt to taste

Directions

  • mash avocados in medium glass bowl
  • add  red onion, jalapeno, lime juice & cilantro
  • still well
  • add cumin,  oregano & salt
  • still well
  • fold in pomegranate seeds
  • garnish with pomegranate seeds and a fresh cilantro sprig
 CLICK HERE TO WATCH HOW TO DESEED A POMEGRANATE WITHOUT THE MESS
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