Pomegranate guacamole

Today’s post is more of an idea than a recipe, and that brilliant idea is fruit in guacamole! I recently had a great guacamole in a Mexican restaurant that had a bunch of fruit in it; and the best part was juicy sweet & sour bursts of pomegranate. Any fruit could potentially work in this guaca (little chunks of mango, peach, grapes even), but I definitely recommend the pomegranate. Here are my quantities just for reference:


1 large ripe avocado
1 lime, zest and juice
Half a pomegranate
1 red hot chili
1 tsp minced red onion
2 tbsp plain yogurt (I used low-fat)
Cayenne pepper and chili powder, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Some of the ingredients used – does not indicate quantity.


Purée the avocado; with a fork if ripe enough of a food processor if you have one. My avocado was slightly on the firmer side so I chopped it up with a knife.


Add the zest of one lime and also add the juice and whatever pulp is left. Add the yogurt and mix.


Mince some red onion (about 1 teaspoon’s worth) and a deseeded red chili and add to the mix. Feel free to add the seeds or a jalapeno pepper if you like it really hot, but I wanted more of the chili flavor than the heat.


Add the arils from half a pomegranate, as well as some chili powder and cayenne pepper to taste. Taste the guacamole with some corn chips or your preferred condiment, and salt and pepper to season.


Keep the seed in the bowl of guacamole to keep it from discoloring. This makes a generous bowl of guacamole for a family, but I would double the recipe if you are entertaining.

Open printable recipe here

One Comment

  1. Mauris Lai wrote:

    Beautiful. I’d like to try this one day.