Creamy guacamole. Tangy, salty feta. Salty, crunchy pistachios. Crunchy, bursting pomegranate seeds.
I'm in love and I don't care who knows.
Guacamole is one of those foods that I can eat for any meal, for any snack, and certainly any time of day/night. Guac with chips, guac on sandwiches or burgers, guac with a spoon, etc. Yes, yes, and yes. All the guac.
This guacamole with feta, pistachios, and pomegranate seeds starts traditionally, but gets dudded up quick. Fancy (but super simple) guac at the ready! Feta adds an extra creaminess to the guac that combined with its saltiness!? Mmmm. Pistachios add to the slightly salty flavor and bring some serious crunch. Then the pomegranate seeds. Crunchy, refreshing, and tasty bursts sprinkled throughout. Plus they add a fab pop of color!
About those pomegranate seeds...add them to the list of foods I love but hardly ever eat. Do you have a list like that? I chalk it up to some residual bad memories from the first time I attempted to dissect a pomegranate. I was in college and figured it couldn't be that hard. Armed with a heavy duty plastic fork, I hacked into that thing with such fervor that deep red juice splattered all over my desk and white dorm room walls. Errrgghh. At least I got to snack on crunchy, refreshing pomegranate seeds while I scrubbed my room from top to bottom. Silver lining, found.
Paired with some chips or veggies, this guac is the perfect, festive party food. Who doesn't love an easy appetizer that jazzes up your table big time? I certainly don't...even if I've only been making this guac for a party of two. 🙂
- 3 avocados
- 2 tablespoon lime juice about 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic about 1 clove
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ onion diced
- ¼ cup crumbled feta or to your liking
- ¼ cup pistachio pieces or to your liking
- seeds from one-quarter or one-half of a pomegranate or to your liking
- Cut avocados in half and remove peels and pits. Place avocado in a bowl and add lime juice, cilantro, garlic, salt, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Using a potato masher (or whatever kitchen gadget will do the trick - I used a meat tenderizer), mash up the avocado until it's mostly smooth with a few chunks remaining and lime juice and spices are well mixed. Stir in onion until equally distributed.
- Before serving, sprinkle feta crumbles, pistachios, and pomegranate seeds over top of guacamole (or stir in if you'd like!)
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Erin | The Law Student's Wife says
I love this creative twist on guacamole, and your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Go get it girl!
Oh my, this guac is in a league of it's own! What a fantastic combo - I would never have even considered putting these all together - but it looks b-e-a-u-t-s! Definitely pinning! <3 #teamguac
Thanks Tash! I figured I liked everything separately so why not put it together. 🙂 And thanks for the pin!
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
Alyssa, this is definitely one of those recipes that I wish I'd thought of first ... hehe!
It's snack time over here right now and what I wouldn't do for a big bowl of this to scoop up with some chips!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Haha this is the perfect snack food, Helen. We've had plenty of experience with that. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend too!
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says
I love guacamole. . It's just awesome.. You have made it even more appetising by adding these wonderful ingredients. .. love love love it Alyssa!!! 🙂
Thanks so much Arpita! I could eat guacamole for days so I love whipping up new versions. 🙂
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
This is a beautiful guacamole! I love the "pop" that the pomegranates give!!
Thanks Renee! Those pomegranate seeds really do "pop", don't they? I love pretty food!
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
Your guacamole looks amazing, Alyssa. I could totally devour it as a meal as well. Nothing else needed ;)!
Thank you Kathi - you and me both!
Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish says
This looks great! I like the Mediterranean twist on guacamole. Pom seeds, feta and pistachios are a great combo 😉 Glad I came across your blog on foodgawker. I'll look around some more!
Thanks for stopping by, Suzy! I'm loving that combo together - such complementary flavors! 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
This might be the best way to eat guacamole I have ever seen. I love guac, but I am always looking for new ways to eat it. Love this!
Thanks Dannii! This is definitely a twist! 🙂
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Now THIS is a beautiful bowl of guacamole! I not only love the colors, but I love all the ingredients in it. Pinned!
Thanks Kristi! I could eat guacamole all day long if given the chance (and if I were to forget my self-control!)
What a fun twist on guacamole! I could eat guacamole for every meal too, it's just that good and addicting. I love the idea of adding feta and pomegranate seeds, I need to try this out sometime. Gorgeous pictures too!
Thanks girl! There's gotta be some addictive quality about avocados - it's too good! 🙂
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
Holy guacamole! Lol. I'm loving this combo of flavors and it looks super pretty too! 🙂
Haha Tina! Guacamole can do no wrong in my eyes. Especially pretty + tasty ones like this!
Yep, Id go there 🙂 Love the pomegranate twist to this salad, great flavours.
Haha oooh Anna I go there a lot! I definitely need to start eating pomegranates more often!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
So I was at my aunts house over the weekend, and she has a few pomegranate trees, and she sent me home with a whole bag of pomegranates. Can't wait to use them up and make this guac!
Jackpot!! That sounds awesome, Nat!
Can a bowl of guacamole look pretty? Your bowl looks beautiful! Can't wait to try it Alyssa. Great post.
I definitely think pretty describes this guacamole! I bet you'd love it!
This is one gorgeous bowl of guac! Guacamole is my favorite dip ever, and I make it weekly (it's my husband's too). 🙂 I love all of these colors and flavors!
Thanks Marcie! Guacamole happens just about weekly here too. This version was a treat!