Christmas guacamole is more than just a delicious dip; it’s a festive centerpiece and crowd-pleaser that comes together in just 5 minutes! Ripe avocados combine with bright pomegranate seeds and fresh flavors to create a vibrant guacamole that’s perfect for scooping with tortilla chips. Shaped like a wreath and adorned with a festive garnish, this fun dish is sure to be the star of any holiday party or potluck. Get ready to impress your guests with this healthy and festive dip that’s packed with healthy fats and tons of Christmas cheer!
Why You’ll Love This Appetizer
It is so cute and festive!
This appetizer is so easy to make.
If you use pre-made guacamole like I did, this comes together in just 5 minutes!
This dish will be the star of the party!
It is perfect for a holiday party or a potluck.
This appetizer is kid-friendly.
Who doesn’t love guacamole?
No fancy equipment is needed for this recipe! All you need is a round serving bowl and a smaller bowl or Tupperware.
Guacamole: I used store bought guacamole in this recipe to make this Christmas guacamole recipe super simple! I look for guacamole with clean and simple ingredients. Getting pre-made guacamole allows this recipe to come together in just 5 minutes.
Tomatoes: I used small cherry tomatoes to create a pop of red on the guacamole “wreath”.
Parsley: The parsley adds a pop of greenery!
Pomegranate Seeds: Pomegranate seeds add some extra festive flair to this recipe!
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
Step 2: Place the smaller bowl in the middle of the serving bowl and spoon the guacamole around it.
Step 3: Add the cherry tomatoes, parsley and the pomegranate seeds.
Step 4: Remove the bowl from the middle, serve and enjoy!
How to Serve
I served my Christmas guacamole with chips, but the options are endless!
Serve the guacamole with a selection of fresh vegetables, such as carrots, celery, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips or jicama sticks.
Crackers are another great option for serving!
Set up a DIY guacamole station where guests can add their own toppings. This is a fun way for everyone to get involved and customize their guacamole to their liking.
Try adding extra additions to your Christmas guacamole!
Sliced black olives look like ornaments on a Christmas tree.
Feta cheese crumbles add a salty and creamy element to the dip.
Add a star anise for a decorative element!
Drizzle the guacamole with a festive sauce, such as pomegranate molasses or cranberry sauce.
Add a squeeze of lime or lemon juice to prevent browning. Scoop the guacamole into an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
How do you serve guacamole at a party?
I love serving guacamole like this!
How much guacamole do I need for 25 people?
6-7 cups of guacamole is a good estimate for 25 people!
Can I make this dairy free?
Yes, this can be made dairy free! Make sure the guacamole you are using is dairy free.
What is the tradition behind guacamole?
The earliest evidence of guacamole comes from the Aztec civilization in Central America around the 16th century. They called it “ahuaca-mulli,” which translates to “avocado sauce.”
Can you make this Christmas guacamole ahead of time?
I would not recommend making this Christmas guacamole ahead of time because it will brown. I would recommend preparing it right before you are ready to serve it!
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- 1 serving bowl
- 1 small bowl or tupperware
- 1 package pre-made guacamole
- 9 cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- Gather your ingredients.
- Place the smaller bowl in the middle of the serving bowl and spoon the guacamole around it.
- Add the cherry tomatoes, parsley and the pomegranate seeds.
- Remove the bowl from the middle, serve and enjoy!