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Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate Guacamole

Sometimes I feel like I’ve tried it all. Foams. Molecular gastronomy. A hundred beet salads. A million sliders. But then once in a (beautiful) blue moon, you try something so simple but so new to you, that it slaps you in the face and leaves you thinking ‘why haven’t I thought of this before?!’.

Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate Guacamole

That’s exactly what happened when I was having dinner at Anejo recently. As an avocado-holic,  I didn’t bat an eyelash when ordering a trio of guacamole for myself and a friend. I’ve never said no to avocados! One of the three varieties of guacamole came dressed with pomegranate arils…and it was magical. There were a number of other toppings but the juicy red jewels outshined them all. I was inspired by Anejo’s dish to create my own version.

Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate Guacamole

The creaminess of the avocado against the crunch then burst of the pomegranate is a superb combination. It’s a simple way to brighten up your guac both in flavor and in color! By the way, is anybody else an avocado-holic like me?

Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate Guacamole

So dive in with some chips, veggies or just face first. It’s ok – I won’t judge. I’ll be busy doing the same!

Pomegranate Guacamole
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A bright guacamole studded with pomegranate - adding both color, flavor and crunch!
  • 3 avocados, cut into large chunks
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (seeds in if you like more heat)
  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • ½ - 1 lime (juiced) to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt - or more to taste
  1. Using the back of a wooden spoon or a mortar and pestle if you have one, grind up ⅓ of your diced onion, cilantro and jalapeno with the salt to create a juicy paste.
  2. Add in the avocado, lime juice and remaining onion, cilantro and jalapeno. Mash with a fork until it's chunky and creamy. Taste and salt if needed.
  3. Fold in ⅔ of the pomegranate arils.
  4. Garnish with remaining pomegranate and serve.


{ 20 comments… add one }
  • tannaz October 15, 2014, 7:14 pm

    soo pretty!

  • Pinky JJ October 15, 2014, 10:51 pm

    I am back!! Lovely write-up!! Pom pom!!

    Wish I had won the ahueats raffle … maybe next time!!


  • Tima October 16, 2014, 5:37 am

    O_M_G; this is the most beautiful picture and the best recipe. It is only 10am in France now, but I want to run out and get the ingrediants and make them for family. Mouthwatering for sure…. thanks Ahu!

    • Ahu Shahrabani October 20, 2014, 6:15 pm

      Do it and report back – I want to hear what the French say about this 🙂

  • the unmanly chef October 16, 2014, 6:46 am

    Great idea never thought to try it. Definitely have to now. Great photos too and your mobile site looks great. Good job!

  • Sippitysup October 16, 2014, 12:35 pm

    Pomegranate is definitely the pretties way to dress up just about anything. I love how it makes guacamole ready for its close up. Guacamole is notoriously difficult to make look good in a pic. GREG

    • Ahu Shahrabani October 20, 2014, 6:17 pm

      Pomegranate is like a beautiful piece of jewelry to an outfit – just adds the right sparkle to a dish. Thank you for stopping by Greg! 🙂

  • Julie October 16, 2014, 5:48 pm

    Hi, my name is Julie and I’m an avocadoholic. This looks absolutely delicious!

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche October 16, 2014, 10:19 pm

    I am a massive guacamole fan but never have thought to add pomegranate before! What a delicious idea.. definitely need to make this!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 17, 2014, 8:14 am

    This is officially the prettiest guac ever. LOVE!

  • sue/the view from great island October 17, 2014, 10:15 am

    This has to be the perfect holiday appetizer!!

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes October 17, 2014, 10:21 am

    So pretty! Red and green..colours of X’mas!

  • Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour October 17, 2014, 10:29 am

    What a great combination and so pretty.. I love recreating dishes from restaurants at home!

  • Lisa October 17, 2014, 2:41 pm

    What a beautiful and imaginative dish! Will try it out.

  • David October 18, 2014, 11:58 am

    Hello, my name is David and I am an avocado-holic, too. Somewhere I saw a similar recipe and made it for a holiday years ago. It has been a favorite ever since. Gotta love it!

  • Zainab October 20, 2014, 12:40 am

    Uhmmm freaking amazing! What a great idea!!

  • Sara | Belly Rumbles October 22, 2014, 10:42 pm

    What a brilliant idea. And colour wise it looks fantastic.

  • Laura Dembowski October 23, 2014, 12:29 pm

    My love of both guacamole and pomegranates knows no bounds. This recipe would only serve one – me!

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