Guacamole with blue cheese and pomegranate

November 15, 2008

IMG_3153 by you.

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Xochitl on the Day of the Dead after a hard day of getting out the vote two weeks ago.  We ordered from the special Day of the Dead menu, but had to try the guacamole they prepare at the table.  We settled on guacamole with blue cheese and pomegranate, and after the first bite, I knew I had a new party favorite. 

The blue cheese added a rich saltiness to the creamy avocados and the juicy sweet burst of pomegrante seeds finished the experience perfectly.  The color is an added plus:  the red jewel-like seeds atop the green guacamole – I don’t think you can get any more festive than that for Christmas.  I hope you try this at your next party – your guests will thank you.

Guacamole with Blue Cheese and Pomegranate
(serves 6-8)

 3 ripe avocados, halved, pitted and taken out of skin
4 oz. soft blue cheese (gorgonzola or blue cheese) at room temperature
1-2 finely diced jalepeño chiles (to taste)
1/4 medium red onion, finely diced
3 Tbs. chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
¼ C. pomegranate seeds

IMG_3132 by you.

Mash avocados mortar and pestle (if you are so lucky to own one, use your stone molcajete since those avocados are slippery little buggers). 

IMG_3134 by you.

Add the blue cheese and mash into avocados.

IMG_3136 by you.

 Add onions, jalepeño chiles, cilantro and incorporate well.   Salt and pepper to taste.

IMG_3139 by you.

Place in serving bowl and sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top.  Serve with tortilla chips and watch them disappear.

IMG_3147 by you.

7 Responses to “Guacamole with blue cheese and pomegranate”

  1. Mrs Ergül Says:

    “Serve with tortilla chips and watch them disappear.” Nowwww I like this! haha

  2. That dip sounds great – especially with the pomegranate addition!

  3. heather Says:

    i would have never thought of combining these three ingredients. how delicious. and the color contrast is just beautiful!

  4. Sophie Says:

    This does look quite festive and delicious, what a neat and tasty idea to add the cream cheese :).

  5. kenneth Says:

    squeeze of lime couldn’t hurt, right?

    the combination of blue cheese with pomegranate sounds delicious :]

  6. Kevin Says:

    I really like the sound of adding blue cheese to guac!

  7. Christina Says:

    I found your blog through the Daring Bakers.

    Wonderful pictures and recipes! I like the twist you put on this, and the pomegranate seeds contrast beautifully against the avocado.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: