Pomegranate Cucumber Guacamole

in Appetizers, Sides, Snacks

You know what you don’t need? A guacamole recipe. I dunno.

Maybe this is me being a total brat, but honestly, even if you don’t know how to boil water, the last thing you need is a recipe that involves mashing, folding and adding salt. That’s just silly talk.

I lamented for a long time about sharing this situation you see pictured because why do you need this?! You can do this without me. Who am I to tell you how to make your guacamole.

But, I love it. So I figured that maybe you would, too. And maybe you never thought to put pomegranate seeds in guacamole. And maybe you’ll make it and share it with someone. That’d make my day.

So here I am. Just a girl…with a bowl of guacamole, asking you all to mash up some ripe avocados, mix ‘em with some chopped up cucumbers and pomegranate seeds. It’s way more special this way! Refreshing, sweet, lime-y…special!



Pomegranate Cucumber Guacamole

Print this kinda sorta recipe!

2 Haas avocados
1/2 shallot, minced
Handful of pomegranate seeds
1/4 cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
1 lime
Salt

In a medium bowl, mash up both avocados. Fold in minced shallot, pomegranate seeds, cucumber. Squeeze in lime juice and mix. Salt to taste. THAT’S IT!

Recipe adapted from Recipe of Memory

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Mike @TheIronYou February 1, 2012 at 1:11 am

Avocado + pomegranate + cucumber = a lot of precious nutrients and antioxidants.
This is a great recipe

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Jessica February 1, 2012 at 1:20 am

This is so cool! I love the idea of changing up the traditional guacamole!

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Blog is the New Black February 1, 2012 at 2:02 am

Love it! The addition of pom is great!

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Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) February 1, 2012 at 4:15 am

Love the addition of pom, and cool cucumber! I’m pinning this one :)

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Katrina February 1, 2012 at 4:35 am

Cool! What a yummy dip!

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ileana February 1, 2012 at 4:43 am

That looks so pretty! Thanks for the idea.

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Heather (Heather's Dish) February 1, 2012 at 4:47 am

i love the idea of adding cucumber to guac…although i will say, i would probably add some spice in there too so the cucumber has something to cool down. besides, it’s so gorgeous – who WOULDN’T want to make it?!

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Adrianna February 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

The shallots give it some heat but I bet it’d be awesome with a diced jalapeno.

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Adrienne @ How to Ice a Cake February 1, 2012 at 6:02 am

This is kind of brilliant. I’m glad you shared because I would have never thought of doing this!

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Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef February 1, 2012 at 6:14 am

what a great idea. i just bought a ton of avocados…this will be perfect!

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Mary @ Bake Break February 1, 2012 at 7:25 am

I had the exact same thoughts before posting a guacamole recipe this last monday! It seemed silly, but yet SO delicious I couldn’t NOT share. Yours is infinitely more creative – pomegranate and cucumber, in guacamole? Whaa?? I love it!

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Elizabeth @ Chronic Venture February 1, 2012 at 7:45 am

mmm what a delicious spin on guac!! I love all of those things, putting them together is a great idea!

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Bev Weidner February 1, 2012 at 7:49 am

Liiiiick, lick lick lick.

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Amy @Macncheesenpeas February 1, 2012 at 8:04 am

I will def be making this for my superbowl party!

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Dana B @ thebakingbooth February 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

awesome! I love pomegranate seeds and never thought of adding those to guacamole. yum! so Christmasy :) And yes, while I do make my own guac, you’d be surprised, or maybe not, by how many people that don’t. When I got married, we had a Mexican restaurant in Tucson cater the reception and he said he made his own and didn’t buy store stuff and I told him same with me and he was shocked!

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channing [channingosity] February 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

omg YUM!!! this looks outstanding. i just made a smoothie with cucumber + pom seeds, but i think i will throw in some avocado next time. this guac looks to die for, yum!! [winter blue cucumber smoothie: http://channingosity.com/2012/01/30/winter-blue-cucumber-smoothie/ ]

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Adrianna February 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Well, that looks delicious and pretty.

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channing [channingosity] February 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

oh wow, thanks so much! :)

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Mandy February 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

Thank you! Delicious! I am the jerk who doesn’t like tomato or onion in my guac. This solves my boring guacamole dilemma. (although, honestly, I love avocado so much that I’d eat one, mashed up with some salt and call that guacamole)

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Adrianna February 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I eat it all the time like that, too. They’re perfect.

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Young Wifey February 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

Poms in guac? What a fantatic idea, it looks delicious!

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Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy February 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

yum, guacamole is one of my favorites!

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MollyL February 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

I have had this before, my cousin makes it, it’s really good!!!

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Lauren @ FoodIsTherapy February 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

YUM! The addition of cucumber is one I haven’t heard of before but sounds AMAZING! I just tried one a couple weeks ago with poms and naval oranges that was pretty delicious, too!
https://foodistherapy.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/navel-orange-pomegranate-avocado-salsa/

Thanks for sharing!!

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Trina February 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

Wow.. that look fantastic… Must try to make that one of these days when I have surprise guests come over…

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Kristin February 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

I love that you posted this! I ate at La Condesa (http://lacondesaaustin.com/) 2 weeks ago and we tried the guacamole sampler…guacamole with pomegranate was one of the 4. It was to die for! I searched and searched the web for a picture to pin to Pinterst so I wouldn’t let it slip my mind and…I got nada. So thanks…now I will be reminded to make this for myself!!!

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Megan (Culinary Chops) February 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

Such a cute and interesting idea! I freaking LOVE guac of any kind, so this recipe has certainly stuck out.

I bet you have loads of recipes you haven’t posted. Please don’t hold back….we would love to read them!

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bonnie February 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Gorgeous party fare! Can’t wait to try it.

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Anna @ the shady pine February 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Sometimes just the picture of a dish no matter how simple it may be is a reminder to make it again. The pomogranate seeds would be a lovely little pop in the mouth against the creamy avocado.

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Mimi Avocado February 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Wow! What a pretty bowl of guacamole! We’re always looking for creative ways to eat avocados, since we operate an avocado farm in California. Every day I share the best recipes I can find…today there will be a link to your post on our Facebook page: Facebook/Avocados_Direct. Thank you!

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Amanda February 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm

That looks perfect for the Superbowl!

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Living The Sweet Life February 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Im licking this bowl clean!! The freshness of this guacamole is perfect – cool and delicious :)

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Let Me Eat Cake February 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

haha guacamole! but it’s you and i love you and i love all your recipes so this is a guacamole recipe I can stand behind ;)

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Kristin @ FoodFash February 2, 2012 at 5:19 am

You’d be silly if you didn’t share this guac idea! It’s pretty and fresh and what more could you want in a recipe??

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Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous February 2, 2012 at 6:47 am

I saw your post this morning on Eat, Live, Run…you have a beautiful blog here! I never would have thought to put pomegranate seeds in guac, so yes…you needed to share this. :) Thank you!

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Rachel @ The Avid Appetite February 2, 2012 at 8:58 am

I never mind seeing a guacamole recipe :) This one looks fantastic! Love the addition of cucumber and poms to keep it interesting.

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Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet February 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

The brilliance of foods like guacamole is that they are so versatile. You can imprint your own creativity and taste on them by mastering a very simple base recipe: mashed avocadoes. This is such a great, fresh and different take on a classic. Yum!

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Susie February 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but am coming out of hiding to say: I just made this and am eating it now. Mind. Blown.

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Adrianna February 3, 2012 at 11:53 am

YES! I love this.

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sushiqueen February 28, 2012 at 7:04 am

I love Guacamole, I never thought using cucumber and shallots! I would make this soon.looks so delicious.

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Leila @ The Milk Truck May 30, 2013 at 10:27 am

This looks excellent! I bet the cucumber with the avocado is a really great flavor. I never would have tried it!

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