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
- 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
- Mix all ingredients together.
- 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
What a fun idea, Donna! This would make such a pretty presentation at a holiday cocktail party.
Thanks Dara - do try this for a holiday fiesta!
Donna - it was a big hit! Thanks so much!
SO happy you liked this festive guac!
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.
Adam - Que Bueno! Have a wonderful Noche Buena.
Judy @Savoring Today
I was so surprised to see the pomegranate with the guacamole -- but it DOES look so festive! Great idea. 🙂
Judy - I know, it does sound weird. But it is a fun spin on guac. Cheers!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
Christmas Eve southwest style? This is definitely a must try for us!
Yes, do try and you'll be glad you did!
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.
Seattle Dee - Yes, it's true. Christmas-ized guacamole!
Thanks a million for this beautiful and non-traditional Christmas appetizer. It was a big hit at my Christmas Ornament Exchange party!
What a brilliant idea adding pomegranate seeds on top of the guacamole! I still have plenty of pomegranates left on the tree on the side of my house. So yesterday when we got together with relatives I recreated your scrumptious recipe. Everyone loved the new twist on a popular favorite!