It’s two for one day. Two posts, one day! It’s a Christmas miracle. (Or I just couldn’t decide which one to post, both were so necessary.)
One of my very favorite Christmas traditions involves this guacamole. Some people have a feast on Christmas day. Ham. Turkey. Roast beef. Prime Rib. Not us.
We have a meal of appetizers. I happen to love appetizers, so it is my favorite meal of the whole year. Even better than Thanksgiving. My in-laws rock at this tradition. Potstickers, spinach dip, shrimp cocktail, cheese and crackers, chips and dip and on and on.
One of our favorite appetizers (especially for the holidays) is this festive guacamole.
The colors pretty much say it all. It’s like a Christmas tree of guacamole. There is so much wrong with that statement. AND so much right with it. Beautiful green with shiny red accents.
I’m a guacamole purist. Some people like to add onion or tomatoes. But not me. I just like lemon juice, (not lime juice, it’s a personal preference, I don’t judge those who like lime juice,) and kosher salt. However, I do enjoy pomegranates in there. They add a burst of sweet and tangy flavor and a little crunchy texture. Honestly, you can’t taste them that much. But they do elevate the looks of the stuff.
This is a great dish to take to any Christmas parties you may have coming up. It is super quick to whip up. (Take a peek at the tutorial on using pomegranates to find out how to get to those tiny red pearls of yummy.)
One key to success in all guacamoles is to taste it as you go. Because avocados vary in size and taste, it is impossible to say that you need 1 teaspoon of salt. You might need a little more. You might need a little extra lemon juice. So start with a little less than you think you will need (it’s easy to add salt, but not to take it out!) Then taste it and add more, if needed. Here’s a place to start.