Holiday Guacamole Recipe and a Surprise

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The holiday guacamole makes an amazing holiday avocado toast!

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Have you ever wondered that avocados and pomegranate combined result in heavenly holiday guacamole? By the way, this is perfect with corn chips and makes cute holiday avocado toast appetizers.

Avocados, pomegranate, lime, cilantro

The holiday guacamole recipe is simple, and all ingredients are in season. We are using flatbreads and cookie cutters to cut holiday shapes.

The pomegranate guacamole was a classic in my household. My Aunt Minita introduced the family to this fun appetizer. It rapidly became a holiday favorite.

a bowl of freshly made dip

While we are not organizing a posada this year, we like to enjoy good guacamole. The holiday avocado toast is a welcomed treat. The ingredients are fresh, and the combination of the pomegranate and the avocado becomes a sensible option. Prepare first the holiday guacamole and then make the avocado toast.

Tips on how to make the best holiday guacamole and avocado toast with pomegranate seeds.

a collage with images showing the process to make the holiday guacamole

Avocados from Mexico make authentic guacamole. The holiday guacamole can adapt to the family’s palate. We like it spicy. We use serrano peppers. But those are optional.

Avocados are high in protein and are considered a healthy option. We recommend Avocados Hass to use for making the holiday guacamole. These avocados grow in Michoacan. A place with perfect soil and temperature conditions result in a tasty avocado with a velvety texture.

a collage of images with pomegranates, avocados and guacamole
ORIGINAL RECIPE UDPATED 12/2020

If your family doesn’t like chunky guacamole, mash the avocado alone with lime juice, do not add the onions. Garnish with pomegranate seeds. Lime juice is important as it gets to avoid oxidation to keep the holiday guacamole bright green.

pomegranates, avocados, lime, flatbreads, cookie cutters

I know many people don’t like cilantro. If that is the case, make the pomegranate guacamole without this ingredient too. What is important is that you use this recipe as the inspiration to create your own holiday guacamole version.

Pomegranates are sometimes difficult to process. Many markets carry seeded pomegranate packaged in plastic containers with a lid. It is a bit expensive. But saves time when making the holiday guacamole.

showing the step by step on how to make the holiday avocado toast

If you buy the pomegranates whole, it is easy to take the seeds out. Use a pomegranate seeder or with the back of a ladle, punch the fruit in several places to allow the seeds to come out easily.

Cut the top and then cut the fruit into three parts. Place the pomegranate facing down and have a plastic container in the bottom to capture the seeds.

A tray of avocado toast appetizers topped with pomegranate seeds.

Use your hands to remove the remaining seeds and remove any leftover peel. Use gloves. The pomegranate juice gets the hands tinted.

For making avocado appetizers or the holiday avocado toast, use a flatbread of your choice. And cookie cutters to cut the fun holiday shapes.

Decorate with pomegranate seeds and cilantro leaves. Plate in a nice tray and serve. Or serve the pomegranate guacamole in a bowl and enjoy with corn chips.

a hand holding a flatbread shaped into a star

The luscious avocado mash and the tartness of the pomegranate seeds are a perfect pair.

Do not be afraid to try something new you will be surprised by the flavors. Avocados are a fruit. They pair well with other fruits such as mango, strawberries, and pineapple.

a bowl with avocado mash

Holiday Guacamole Recipe

Chef Adriana Martin
The holiday guacamole is a yummy appetizer and makes an amazing holiday avocado toast! This recipe is simple, and all ingredients are fresh.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer or Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 6 people
Calories 164 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Pomegranate seeder

Ingredients
  

For the holiday guacamole

  • 1 large avocado hass or 2 small
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup white onion finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 serrano pepper finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 lime juiced
  • salt to taste

For the holiday avocado toast

  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 3 flatbreads cut into holiday shapes

Instructions
 

For the holiday guacamole

  • Cut the avocado in halves, take out the pit carefully with a knife.
  • Scoop the flesh and mash the avocado in a bowl using a fork until getting a creamy consistency.
  • Add the lime juice and rest of the ingredients, combine well. Taste and add salt as needed.
  • Serve with corn chips or your favorite toast

For the holiday avocado toast

  • Cut the flatbread with cookie cutters and set aside.
  • Toast the flatbread in the oven.
  • Spread guacamole to each of the flatbreads.
  • Decorate with pomegranate seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 94mgPotassium: 367mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 149IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword avocado, guacamole, pomegranate
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Vicky

Is it supposed to be lemon juice or lime juice?

rosita vargas

Se ve irresistible me encanta luce muy rico..Feliz Año Nuevo…abrazos y abrazos.

The Mommist

The play of colors is amazing! I love guacamole! I will surely try this recipe. Thank you! 🙂

Found your blog on craft spices’ hop. 🙂

Chacoy

This looks so good! I never would have thought to put pomegranates with avocados(:

Glory

Se ve delicioso este guacamoles!!

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