Deck the Halls with Mistletoe Guacamole
The holiday season is in full swing and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by spending quality time with family and friends over fun and festive appetizers. Let’s face it, good food brings people together and just the thought of creamy guacamole brings a huge smile to my face. Take a break from the hustle and bustle to whip up a bowl of this ruby-studded festive fusion of creamy avocados, sweet pomegranate seeds, spicy jalapeno peppers and tangy balsamic vinegar. Sit back and relax as the complex array of flavors come together in perfect holiday harmony. And what’s not to love about an appetizer that adds instant sparkle to your holiday table? At a time when naughty nibbles and decadent desserts are lurking at every turn, you won’t feel a tinge of guilt serving up this heart-healthy, anti-oxidant rich treat. Now that’s something worth toasting!
Suggested Wine Pairings
This sweet and spicy guacamole calls for a crisp white wine with bright acidity and fruit flavors. Try a Chenin Blanc, unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, off-dry Riesling or aromatic Gewurtztraminer. If you prefer red wines, look for a light bodied one with soft, bright tannins like a Pinot Noir or Beaujolais. A sparkling Prosecco would also be extra refreshing with this delicious and creamy appetizer. This fall flavored guacamole also pairs perfectly with any of my fruit-driven flavored margaritas.