Need a festive appetizer? This Christmas guacamole not only tastes great but it is such a fun dish to make for holiday parties and potlucks. Serve this dip with red and green tortilla chips for an extra festive touch!
If you’re anything like me, you love guacamole. It is just so good, especially when you freshly make it at home. Plus, avocados are loaded with healthy fats. What’s not to love?
I love making festive holiday dishes. This Christmas wreath guacamole not only tastes great but it is just so fun. It is so easy to make too!
For this recipe, you will need:
- Avocados: You will need three large avocados for this recipe. The avocados should be a little bit in to your touch but still be a little firm. If you are using small avocados, use four.
- Onion: You will need about ½ of a cup of diced onion.
- Grape tomatoes: You’ll need ¾ cup of grape tomatoes cut into quarters.
- Fresh cilantro: Washed with the stems removed and then chopped.
- Garlic powder and salt: To season the guacamole with.
- Small lime: You will need the juice of one small lime. If you only have bottled on hand use about one tablespoon.
- Jalapeño pepper (optional): For a little spice. I recommend removing the seeds unless you want tons of spice.
You will need a large bowl, fork, a large dinner plate, and a small bowl.
How to make
Slice your avocados in half and remove the pits and the peel. Mash the avocados with a fork.
Next, quarter your grape tomatoes and then mix them in with the diced onion. Be sure to set aside some tomatoes and cilantro to make the “holly” for the wreath.
Wash your cilantro and pat dry. Remove the stems and finely chop it. Add the cilantro into the mixture with the garlic and salt to taste.
Add the juice of the lime then stir well.
Set a small bowl in the middle of a large dinner plate. Next, spoon the guacamole around the bowl.
Use tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes and cut them half) and cilantro leaves to form “holly” on the wreath. Remove the small bowl carefully then serve with chips.
- If you want a little spice try adding a diced jalapeño (with the seeds removed).
- Add salt to taste. I personally really like sea salt, especially in guacamole.
How to store leftovers
Store any leftover guacamole in an airtight container in your fridge. It will be good for three days.
If your guacamole looks brown that is because the avocados have oxidized. Give the guacamole a few stirs and it well help it return to a green color.
Other dip recipes:
- Guacamole Without Onions
- Philadelphia Cream Cheese Dip
- Creamy Green Avocado Dip
- Lipton Spinach Dip
- 3 Ingredient Guacamole
- large bowl
- 3 large avocados The avocados should give in to your touch but still be a little firm. See note for small avocados*
- ½ cup diced white onion
- ¾ cup cherry or grape tomatoes quartered (plus some whole or half tomatoes for the "holly" on the wreath)
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro finely chopped (plus some that has not been chopped for the "holly" on the wreath)
- 1 small lime **
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- sea salt to taste
- 1 jalapeño (optional) diced with the seeds removed
- Slice your avocados in half and remove the seed and peel. Mash the avocados with a fork.
- Next, quarter your grape tomatoes and then mix them in with the onion.
- Wash your cilantro and pat dry. Remove the stems and finely chop it. Add the cilantro into the mixture with the garlic and salt to taste.
- Add the juice of the lime then stir well.
- Place a small bowl in the center of a dinner plate. Then spoon the guacamole around the bowl.
- Use tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes and cut them half) and cilantro leaves to form "holly" on the wreath.
- Remove the small bowl carefully then serve with chips.
Thank you for this recipe! It’s super easy to follow and the cilantro and tomato ‘holly’ look so cute!
This is so fun and festive! Thanks for sharing!
You had me at guacamole! Avocados are my favorite and I could possibly eat them every day. Jalapenos add just the right amount of kick.