Apples and Pomegranate Seeds Are What Your Guacamole Is Missing

Serve it with parsnip chips if you're really feeling fancy.

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To be honest, guacamole has gotten a little blah — it can be more than just avocado, tomato and onion! The actor Chris O'Donnell told me mixing in a little honey is key. I like to take it to the next level by also adding apples, jewel-like pomegranate seeds, whatever you like. You want it to be fun! And gorgeous, of course.

Lulu's Chunky Guacamole

Serves 6-8

  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 5 large ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 apple, diced
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds

1. In a small bowl, mix the onion, honey, garlic, tomato, cilantro, salt, pepper and Tabasco. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to let the flavors meld.

2. In a medium bowl, mash the avocado into the onion mixture with a fork until it reaches your desired texture. Stir in the lime juice, apple and pomegranate seeds. Serve with your choice of chips — I like parsnip crisps!

This story originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of House Beautiful.