Monday, May 3, 2010

Special Edition Meatless Monday: Pomegranate Guacamole For Cinco De Mayo, Plus Cooking Video!

In honor of Cinco De Mayo coming up this week, here's my and Allison from A For Aubergine's award-winning Pomegranate Guacamole recipe!

We came in second place in a contest judged by "Top Chef Masters" star Susan Feniger, a very close second place I might add (check out this super cute photo of us receiving our pepper mill awards from the chefs)!

Combining pomegranates with guacamole may sound strange, but the sweet, tart fruit goes amazing with the soft, fatty, rich avocados.  We also added, cumin, for smoky flavor, jalapenos for heat and basil for aromatic flavor.  Not only is this simple to make, but it would be a great addition to any party!  Plus, both pomegranates and avocados have great healthy benefits, like healthy fats and antioxidants.  And kids will love the flavor.

And don't forget to enter the Domestic Divas Avocado Giveaway (click here)!  The contest closes tomorrow morning!

Finally, as a special bonus, here's a live streaming video of Allison and I making our Pomegranate Guacamole:

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Pomegranate Guacamole a/k/a Antioxi-Guac
Serves 4 people
Cooking time: 10 minutes

2 avocados, seeded and peeled
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons jalapenos, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons spring onions, chopped
juice of one lime
salt and pepper

Add the avocados to a bowl and gently mash with a fork, leaving chunky.  Then, add the remaining ingredients and mix together.  Finish by seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve with corn chips.  Enjoy!

Source For Ingredients
organic Hass avocados, organic spring onions and fresh basil from the Hollywood Farmers Market

pomegranate seeds, limes and jalapenos from Fresh & Easy

organic yellow corn chips from Trader Joe's

1 comment:

  1. This is totally cool. Congrats to you both! This sounds like one to try.