Last week I mentioned I have been in the kitchen testing guacamole recipes and I just had to share my Pomegranate Guacamole recipe with you (how could I keep this from you?)! This classic recipe with a MJS twist is bursting with fresh basil, red onion, and juicy pomegranate seeds. I love serving this dip on a long rectangular platter with pomegranate seeds casually strewn over the top. Not only is it delicious, but I love the drama of the contrasting colors!
Ingredients (makes 3 cups)
Lime Juice – 1 small lime, fresh
Hass Avocados – 3 ripe, pitted, flesh removed
Red Onion – ½ cup, ¼-inch diced
Basil – ½ cup, finely chopped
Sea Salt – 1½ teaspoons
Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon, freshly cracked
Pomegranate Seeds – ¾ cup
In a large bowl, add the freshly-squeezed lime juice and avocados.
Using two sharp knives in a crisscross action, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced but still have some texture.
Add the red onion, basil, salt, and pepper, and gently toss.
Lastly, garnish with pomegranate seeds.