Here for the Snacks
Start your football watch-party planning now with this colorful guacamole recipe
It's never to early to start planning your watching menu for the big football matchup. Even if your party might look a bit smaller this year, the snacks are still a big deal.
Enter this toasty twist on traditional guacamole, which gets an extra boost of color from the fresh pomegranate seeds studded throughout.
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Here's how to make it:
Guacamole with Toasted Walnuts and Pomegranate
- 1 fresh poblano chile
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 3 ripe medium-large avocados
- 1/2 medium white onion, into 1/4-inch dice (1/3 cup)
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- Seeds from 1/2 medium pomegranate, removed from pith (you need a generous 1/2 cup)
- Roast the poblano over an open flame or 4 inches below a broiler, turning regularly, until blackened all over (about 5 minutes for an open flame, 10 minutes for the broiler).
- Place in a bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let cool until handleable.
- Rub the blackened skin off the chile and pull out the stem and seed pod, chop into ¼-inch pieces.
- Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and bake them until toasty-aromatic, 8-10 minutes. Cool. Roughly chop about two-thirds of the walnuts, set the remainder aside for garnish.
- Scrape the walnuts into a large bowl, along with the diced poblano.
- Cut the avocados in half, scoop the flesh from each half into the bowl. With a potato masher, a large fork, or the back of a large spoon, coarsely mash the avocado with the poblano-walnut mixture.
- Scoop the onion into a strainer, rinse under cold water, shake off the excess, and add to the avocado, along with the parsley and lime juice.
- Stir to combine, then taste and season with salt, usually about 1 tsp.
- Scrape the guacamole into a serving dish and sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds and remaining walnuts — and queso fresco, if you wish!
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