You guys are well aware by now of my deep, unwavering love for all things avocado. And you’re probably also aware of the fact that when it comes to avocados, guacamole tops my list. I mean, I could consume guacamole in some form for pretty much every meal. But I realized recently that I don’t seem to see it quite as often on menus during the wintertime, and I don’t eat it as much at home this time of year either. And while I get it (the winter months aren’t exactly prime avocado season), I don’t think the goodness of guacamole should be forgotten during the colder months. So I decided to whip together a winter-inspired guacamole that I could start eating on the cold weather regular. It also had to be something I could quickly prepare and serve to my family on Christmas and to friends for the New Year when things are hectic. Oh, and for game day parties too. Basically, I needed a more wintery version of guac to become my go-to for this time of year, and it had to be simple and fast. So I played around with some different wintery food additions, and what I came up with was so delicious that I just had to share.
1 package Wholly Guacamole Classic Dip
1 pear, cut into cubes
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Peel and cube the pear, and set aside. Remove seeds from the pomegranate, and set aside. (To seed a pomegranate, score the fruit lightly, pull apart into halves, submerge in water, push down edges, and hit back of each half with a spoon, allowing the seeds to fall into the water. It’s actually really easy.) Combine the pear and pomegranate with Wholly Guacamole Classic Dip in a serving bowl. Squeeze half a lime over the top, add a little salt, top with a few pomegranate seeds, and serve! It’s super easy and so yummy.
This guacamole looks really pretty and so festive, but it tastes incredible too. The pear gives it a subtle sweetness and great texture, and the pomegranate seeds give it a wonderful tartness. I like to eat it with tortilla chips, but it’s great with crackers too. And despite the fact that avocados can be slim pickings this time of year, this guac is incredibly fresh tasting – thanks to the Wholly Guacamole. You guys have heard me sing their praises before, when I used their Classic Dip for a summertime watermelon feta guac dip, or when I made a guacamole pizza back in January. Their guacs are super fresh, gluten free, preservative free, and kosher, and are made with hand-scooped Hass Avocados. They are genuinely delicious, and as good as (maybe even better than) homemade. They are our favorite, whether we enjoy them right out of the package or fancy them up in different recipes. The Classic Dip is amazing, as is the Spicy. I’m a big fan.
If you make this winter take on classic guac, let me know what you think!
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