Pomegranate Guacamole

This fruity twist on a favorite snack will win everyone over whether you need a bite for game day or a starter for your homemade Mexican meal. You can adjust the heat to your preference in this recipe by the amount of serrano peppers you choose to add. Stir in just a half pepper for a mild guacamole or go for two full peppers if you enjoy some pleasant heat.

Serves: 4 to 6


3 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro plus extra for garnish
½ to 2 serrano chiles, seeds and ribs removed, minced
1 garlic clove, grated
3 avocados, peeled and pitted
Juice of 1 lime (1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon pomegranate juice
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons pomegranate arils


Add the onion, cilantro, serrano chiles, and garlic to a medium bowl. Add the avocados and lime juice. Smash the avocado as you stir it into the other ingredients. Continue to smash and stir until it reaches your desired smoothness.

Stir in the pomegranate juice and salt. Reserve 1 teaspoon of arils. Stir the remaining arils into the guacamole. Transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl. Top with the reserved arils and chopped cilantro before serving.