Pomegranate Guacamole

IMG_1585

You can buy pomegranate arils in a little plastic container in the market. This actually ranks pretty high on the convenience chart. The arils are rich in antioxidants and low in calories, but they can be pretty messy to remove, so it’s nice to have them readily available to stir into yogurt, or sprinkle on salad, or to make this really great appetizer.

If you decide to start with a fresh pomegranate, the easiest way to remove the arils is to do it under water. Score the pomegranate and place it in a bowl of water. Break it open under water to free the arils. The arils will sink to the bottom, and the white membranes will float to the top. Drain and put the arils in a separate bowl. Reserve a half cup. Freeze the rest of the arils for another use.

POM Guacamole

1/2 C pomegranate arils
2 ripe avocados, peeled and diced
1/2 C chopped cucumbers
1/4 C chopped scallions
1/4 C chopped cilantro (or celery leaves from the top of the stalk)
1 TBS lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste.

1. Place avocados in a bowl.
2. Add 1/4 cup arils and the remaining ingredients to the diced avocado. Mix well.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Put in a serving bowl and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of arils on top.
5. Serve with tortilla chips.

Thanks to Sandy Bayne for sharing the recipe!

 

 

Advertisements

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
This entry was posted in recipe and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s