If you want to add a pop of color and flavor to your guacamole, try this Pomegranate Guacamole recipe.

Pomegranate is one of the most delicious fruits to have this season. Plus, it’s full of antioxidants and polyphenols which support cardiovascular and overall health. It’s traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, and studies suggest it can help increase testosterone levels, leading to increased sexual desire. Pile it on while it’s in season!

Pomegranate Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, scooped and cut in chunks
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano chile pepper, de-seeded and minced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved or 2 Roma or plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • ½ of a medium red onion, diced
  • 1-2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils

Instructions

Place all ingredients, except pomegranate, into a large bowl. Use a fork to mash everything together well, mashing just enough to get your desired consistency. You can use a mortar and pestle instead, if you have one. Stir in the pomegranate arils and serve.

For a printable recipe card, see the original recipe, here.

Author:

Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who helps people lose weight or clear up their acne by switching to a real food diet. She posts healthy recipes and meal plans at mariamarlowe.com.  She has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NBC, Well + Good, and more.

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