Christmas Guacamole + Giant Avocado Giveaway

No matter what the occasion, the answer is always guacamole. And seriously people, what’s a Christmas party without a little guacamole? I mean, I live in LA, so I’ve gotta take advantage of the year round avocados that are available to me!

So let’s just talk about holiday parties here for a second. I’ve been a little swamped recently and I love it! I LOVE being busy. I just find myself way more productive when I have a ton of things to get done. There’s no room for procrastination. Well, unless it involved Pinterest, then it’s kinda like a procrastination and work thing, so it doesn’t count as wasting time. So when it came time to figure out what to bring to a holiday party last week, and I was only allowing myself a few minutes to whip something up, clearly the answer was guacamole. And it can’t just be any kind of guacamole!! It had to be a Christmas Guacamole because it was a Christmas party. And I firmly believe in having themed guacamole’s depending on the event and time of year.

So the Christmas Guacamole was born. It’s awesome. I used some giant Reed Avocados that were super creamy and buttery, threw in some pomegranate seeds and chopped jicama for some crunch, a squeeze or two of lime juice, some salt and pepper and voila! Christmas Guacamole was born.

Christmas Guacamole

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8 people

A Christmas guacamole!

Ingredients

  • 1 Reed avocado, or 2-3 Haas Avocado
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped jicama
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the avocado and lime juice in a large bowl. Mash together with a fork until you have a slightly creamy consistency.
  2. Add in the pomegranate and jicama and stir together with a spoon.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and then dig in!!!
http://whatsgabycooking.com/christmas-guacamole/

AND LET’S DISCUSS THE AVOCADO GIVEAWAY FOR A HOT SECOND….

I’m giving away a 3 boxes of 9 giant Fuerte Avocados from California Avocado Direct, my favorite go-to place for the best avocados on earth!

Just leave a comment here letting me know you’re favorite thing to do with avocados!!

And for extra entries….

1. Follow California Avocados Direct on Facebook- leave them some love and then leave another comment here letting me know!

2. Follow California Avocados Direct on Twitter- and then leave another comment here letting me know!

Must live in the U.S. to win. The giveaway is open until Friday, December 16th at 12:00 PST.  Winners will be chosen randomly and emailed immediately!

This giveaway is being provided by California Avocados Direct, but I think if you know me by now, you know that all opinions are my own and that I’m absolutely obsessed with the avocados from California Avocados Direct!

And if you can’t wait to win and absolutely must have some avocados immediately – you can use the 10% discount code: “HOLIDAY11” upon checkout!

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189 thoughts on “Christmas Guacamole + Giant Avocado Giveaway

  1. In my family, I’m known for my guac, and it usually appears at all holiday dinners! I’ve added mango, but never pomegranate seeds. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I love avocados for all their delicious creamy and healthy fat, and what’s not to love about guacamole? But, currently my favorite way to use them is to small dice an avo and mix it (slightly mash it) with broccoli florets– makes a chunk dressing. Add a squeeze of lemon, some crushed red pepper and some toasted pumpkin seeds and it’s an easy lunch salad or a side dish. SImple but super effective and yummy!

  3. I make open faced grilled cheese sandwiches with a tomato slice and top it off with guacomole or a couple of sliced of plain avocado. YUM!

  4. My apolgoies, I messed up on my email :) typo….

    I make open faced grilled cheese sandwiches with a tomato slice and top it off with guacomole or a couple of sliced of plain avocado. YUM!

  5. I would have never thought to add pomegrate seeds to guacamole – what a great idea!! My favorite thing to do with avocados is simply put them on a piece of buttered toast with a little salt – so delicious and addictive!!

  6. Yum. My favorite thing to do with avocados is make grilled cheese sandwiches with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and avocado. Hmm, that might be tonight’s dinner.

  7. Avocado eggrolls, Avocado buttercream frosting, Avocado cake, Avocado Soup, Shrimp and Avocado salad, Avocado roasted corn and black bean salad, and of course guacamole.

  8. I’m also now a follower of California Avocados Direct on FB–thanks for the link! I may soon be their newest member of the Avocado of the Month club!

  9. Oh my goodness! How have I never thought to combine the two most beautiful fruits?! This is genious. I need those avocados (and some big, beautiful pomegranates would be nice).

  10. Guacamole, of course, but also love to eat half an avocado with some lemon juice sprinkled on top as is for lunch or a snack -

  11. Mmm I’ve been wanting to try these avocados! I love to mix up a little vinaigrette and pour it into the hole where the avocado seed was, and just eat the whole thing plain with a spoon. Simply delicious!

  12. That’s an awesome recipe! I bet the jicama adds a nice little crunch. I love adding avocados to almost all of my dishes. My favorite thing is to make an avocado smoothie. I’ll add ice, avocados, condensed milk and some low fat half and half. Very delish dessert. Sometime I’ll add tapioca balls to make it a bubble tea drink. :)

  13. Besides guacamole, I like to make a sandwich with homemade bread, cream cheese, sliced avocado, sliced tomato, torn basil, and a springing of salt and pepper. Yum!!

  14. I have a group of young men that are always calling me to make guacamole for them. I also like to mix avocados with olive oil and replace the mayo on my sandwiches or add slices to burgers. But guacamole is still my favorite!! would love to win!!!

  15. I love avocados! I love them in sushi. I love to grow trees from their pits.
    Here’s hoping I win them, So I can begin to eat them with cheese and with grits.

    Well, anyway it rhymes…. Thanks for the chance!!

  16. I love fresh guacamole! So that’s probably my favorite thing to do with avocados. We also put it in salads, on burgers, tacos, etc… We are avocado crazy here lol.

  17. Im a avocado lover!!!! We eat it every day… With lemon, pepper and salt!!! And sometimes a smoothie… Milk, sugar and avocado!!! Yummmm (:

  18. My hubby would say we should make guacamole with every single last avocado, but if I got a say, we’d make avocado dressing, pasta sauce, and chocolate pudding (yup – chocolate pudding…they make it so smooth and creamy!).

  19. Guac is definitely my go-to for avocados (looking forward to trying this recipe-twist too!). Otherwise, Iove it cut in half with some salt and pepper sprinkled on top and a spoon.

  20. Thought those were chopped cranberries from afar – made me wonder if that could ever work… ANYWAYS, love your festive eye and guacspiration, as always!

  21. Lately, I’ve been eating my avacados with a spoon from the shell. But when I’m not being lazy, I love to make guacamole or use them to top your chicken chili recipe.

  22. I like to take diced avocados and add them to a salad of roasted pineapple with a little cayanne kick, butter lettuce, pecans and a pear vinaigrette. Sweet, spicy and creamy all in one! Yum!

  23. Has to be guacamole! Sooooo delicious. I remember as a kid, though, my mom would cut them in half, remove the pit and fill the hole with lemon juice and then we’d eat it with a spoon.

  24. I love avocados sliced with fresh lime juice squeezed over them. Buttery, fresh, yummy, wonderful tastebud love – no additional ingredients needed!

  25. I love straight avocado dusted with an herb/pepper sea salt. My favored jarred salsa is made with avocado, cucumbers, and jalapenos. Minimal refrigerated shelf life, but I could eat an entire jar as a meal. Have a lovely holiday, Gaby!

  26. California Avocados Direct – already an FB fan! Thanks for the reminder to visit their site, even here in TX our store-stocked avocados are looking a little dismal.

  27. Guacamole for sure and sometimes I mix avocado with lime juice and sour cream to make a delicious topping for hot Mexican food entrees. YUM.

  28. This is awesome! I love guacamole! Actually I just love avocados of any style. I have one waiting at home for me that I cannot wait to eat, sliced open with a butter knife, with its delicious insides spooned out and cut into salted chunks. DeLIcious.

  29. I am a California girl so I could stand a little avocado with everything! My favorite, though, is some smashed avo on a piece of toasted SF Sourdough Bread, and then sprinkled with a little garlic salt. I also have a favorite salad I make with red leaf lettuce, green onions, diced avocado and some lemon juice and olive oil. Delightful!

  30. I love avocados and put them into a lot of recipes. My guacamole always has chiles and tomatoes chopped in it – but WOW! Jicama? Going to have to try that one. Sounds wonderful and I just happen to have a big pomegranate sitting on the counter.

    One of my other recipes that I like with avocados is a soup. It uses rotisserie chicken – shredded. You pile the shredded chicken in a bowl, add chopped tomato, green onion, some grated cheese, some chopped red onion for crunch (hmmm, jicama would work too) and roasted chile, and then pour hot chicken broth over it all. Squeeze on lime juice and then add chopped avocado and perhaps some baked tortilla strips. Serious comfort food. I usually add a little cumin to the broth. Love this when I’m sick – just have difficulty getting the energy to do all the chopping, although it truly isn’t much!

  31. Naturally I love guacamole, but I also like avocado deviled eggs. A great Christmas colored appetizer! avocado tacos (no meat!) are yummy too.

  32. I’m with you, Gaby–guacamole is my favorite. I like to mix it up on occasion and try different spices. :) I would eat avocados all year long, but sadly East Texas does not have the growing season patterns to sustain my addiction all year long. Love your recipes!

  33. Oh my gosh I would have never thought of holiday guacamole! If I won I would use the avacado as sandwich and salad toppers. I love making chicken and hummus wraps with avacado for lunch!

  34. My in-laws just brought me a couple of those giant avocados from a farm out in Bonsall. I was actually planning to come by your blog for creative ideas to use them. :-) For me, it’s usually guac but lately I’ve also been making this fantastic green goddess rice, which is basically a thinned out guac with lots of basil or cilantro, tossed with jasmine rice. Amazing!

  35. I love, love, love avocados! And I know there is so much you can do with them, but I prefer them straight up on a sandwich – especially a BLT, or a turkey and tomato sandwich; or in a simple guacamole served with crunchy lime and salt tostitos… yum, yum, yum!

  36. I would probably have to say make guacamole, but if I had to post something somewhat original, I love to just spread avocado with some salt and lemon juice on a piece of whole wheat toast for a healthy afternoon snack. Its really yummy and filling.

  37. All you need is four things for the perfect sandwich – some thick wheat bread, turkey, cream cheese, avocado. Throw some sprouts on if you’re feelin’ it. Delicious.

  38. What would I do with sudden wealth in the form of avocados? Gosh, I’d slice them and put them on top of a spinach/wild greens/orange salad. And make guacamole, of course, I’d have to have some plain, with just a bit of lime or lemon juice. Put some in a gooey grilled cheese sandwich with some sprouts. And who knows what else!

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  42. My Dad taught me to eat avocados by splitting them in half, removing the seed, then use the skin as a bowl, salt the alvocado, and spoon it out. I have learned to love guacamole, and sliced alvocado on sandwiches, especailly salmon made up like tuna salad. I just love alvocado, doubt if you could serve it in a way Iwouldn’t eat.

  43. What isn’t my favorite thing to do with avocados?! I love it diced & mixed with raw tuna & tobiko with a little ponzo sauce, sliced on any sandwich, topping off a whole wheat cracker with goat cheese, so many uses…of course homemade Guac!

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