This fruit may be a challenge to open, however it is well worth your time!
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Avocado Pomegranate Guacamole
- 2 ripe but firm avocados
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds arils
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro leaves
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallot or onion
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Slice, seed, peel and dice the avocado. For help, see directions in the post.
- Place diced avocado in a medium bowl. Add the pomegranate seeds, cilantro, shallot or onion, lime juice, salt and pepper and gently stir together. For a creamier guacamole, add the diced pieces to a bowl or mortar and pestle. Mash avocado as much as you prefer, then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Serving ideas: Serve with corn chips or cucumber slices sliced long on the diagonal to work like a chip for dipping. You can even dollop the guacamole into small lettuce cups.
Recipe courtesy of A Food Centric Life