Christmas Eve Guacamole for a Feliz Navidad!

by Donna on December 9, 2012

Christmas Eve Guacamole 500

Our family always celebrates Noche Buena – Christmas Eve – southwest style. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Carol’s Traditional Tamales, White Enchiladas and this year I’m starting a new tradition: Christmas Eve Guacamole.

The soft creamy guacamole, the tart crunchy pomegranate seeds and the salty white queso fresco make a fiesta of flavors and textures. This is a show-stopper on a plate with green, red and white Christmas colors. Why didn’t I think of this before???

I saw pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top of some guacamole recently – I can’t remember where – but I decided to take guac to a whole new level and make a stack of festiveness.

My daughter came into my kitchen yesterday when I was making this and she was skeptical. “Pomegranates – in guacamole?” But then she tasted it. The verdict was “Yum!”

!Feliz Navidad a Todos!

– posted by Donna

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Christmas Eve Guacamole
Add pomegranate seeds and queso fresco to your guacamole this year for a festive flavor fiesta!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 2 large ripe Haas avocados
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced green chiles
  • Dash of cayenne pepper sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Top with pomegranate seeds and queso fresco.


Other  creative spins on guacamoles worth checking out on the world wide web:

Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Two Peas and Thier Pod
Grapefruit Guacamole, No Recipes
Guacamole Tostadas, Kalyn’s Kitchen

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Cookin' Canuck December 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm

What a fun idea, Donna! This would make such a pretty presentation at a holiday cocktail party.


Donna December 9, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Thanks Dara – do try this for a holiday fiesta!


Dara December 26, 2012 at 4:33 am

Donna – it was a big hit! Thanks so much!


Donna December 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

SO happy you liked this festive guac!


adam @unorthodoxepicure December 10, 2012 at 4:25 am

We are picking up (my family’s) old tradition of Mexican food on Christmas this year. I really like your idea of pom-guac! Not to mention, it’s beautiful.


Donna December 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

Adam – Que Bueno! Have a wonderful Noche Buena.


Judy @Savoring Today December 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

I was so surprised to see the pomegranate with the guacamole — but it DOES look so festive! Great idea. :)


Donna December 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

Judy – I know, it does sound weird. But it is a fun spin on guac. Cheers!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 11, 2012 at 7:52 am

Christmas Eve southwest style? This is definitely a must try for us!


Donna December 11, 2012 at 9:34 am

Yes, do try and you’ll be glad you did!


SeattleDee December 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

Now this is thinking outside the box! I can’t wait to try a small batch for lunch today. Just a little trial run, all for myself, before adding it to the Christmas Eve menu. Research is good.


Donna December 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

Seattle Dee – Yes, it’s true. Christmas-ized guacamole!


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