An easy and festive appetizer, this Pomegranate Guacamole comes together in 5 minutes and is vegan, paleo, dairy and gluten free, and Whole30 compliant.
Is everyone recovered from the holidays? Did you lay low at home or were you traveling? Kept it healthy or indulged on all your holiday favorites. My family came to Austin which was awesome. We traveled back east for the past 2 years so it was nice to stay put this year. Since our house only has 1 bathroom and 1 extra bedroom and my aunt came along with my parents and sister, they rented a beautiful air BnB a mile up the street. The house was the cutest 2/2 with a huge open kitchen. We spent most of our time there since it was so nice!
Christmas Eve we did the 7 fishes which is prob my fav tradition about the holidays. We had calamari, tuna, salmon, mussels, halibut, lobster, and crab. I could eat seafood everyday if I had the choice. Then Christmas day we opened presents and had mimosas at our house. We headed over to the air BnB later in the day for a delicious feast of beef tenderloin, seabass with crabmeat, mash potatoes, and some more veggies. Followed by a lot of candy. It was the perfect and relaxing holiday and it needed.
I also made this festive pomegranate guacamole for an appetizer! We are all about the apps in my family. And this one comes together in 5 minutes so you have time to be with your family or get that last minute shopping done. My sister is a huge fan of guac so I made this for her.
I added some pomegranates to make it a little festive and she suggested the pine nuts for a little crunch. I think goat cheese would be an awesome addition as well! This guac is also perfect for a New Years Eve party and I know I’m gonna be making it for where ever we end up!
- 2 large avocados (about 300 grams of flesh)
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- juice of 1 lime
- salt and pepper, to taste
- optional toppings: chopped cilantro, chopped green onion, red pepper flakes
Remove pit from the avocados and place flesh in a medium-sized bowl. Add lime juice and salt and pepper and mix well until mostly smooth, but some chunks still remain.
Toast the pine nuts. Place pine nuts on a small skillet over low heat and toast until slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Make sure you are stirring constantly so they do not burn.
Place toasted pine nuts and pomegranate arils in the bowl with the avocado and mix well. Top with optional toppings if desired.
How was everyone else’s Christmas? Did you eat anything delicious?
Do you have anything planned for NYE yet?