Do you feel your summer slipping through your fingers? This power punch of flavors will help you hold on to those last rays of sunshine.

Wanting the flavors of ceviche with out actually making ceviche is what inspired this jazzed up guacamole. Creamy avocado and mango, with a slight touch of shrimp, and the occasional spark of crunchy pomegranate. All brought together with the sweet tang of rice wine vinegar. Scooping this up with spicy wasabi chips sends my taste buds over the moon.

Fruity Pomegranate Guacamole with Shrimp

Juicy Shrimp Pomegranate GuacamoleLike the best of guacamole recipes, this is a rather free form process. Don’t get hung up on measuring out ingredients. Instead make sure to abide by the chef’s prerogative and sample small bits frequently to see how your flavor develops and progresses.

Add to a pot of salted water:

Boil just until pink and drain. Remove the peels and tails (save in the freezer for making shrimp stock) and add to a food processor with:

Briefly process, just until the shrimp are cut up into finger tip sized chunks.

Scoop out the processed shrimp mixture into a mixing bowl. Add to this mixture:

Stir to combine and adjust the seasoning to taste. Serve with spicy wasabi cracker for an extra spicy sweet kick.

This dip would be wonderful as the base of a sandwich: top with larger wedges of fresh mango, slices of grilled shrimp, large grilled shrimp…


posted September 27th, 2007 at 11:15 am

This guac has everything I love — including pomegranate seeds! What a lovely way to prolong the summer.

- Lydia
posted September 27th, 2007 at 11:31 am

Oh wowww. I never would have thought to put pomegranate seeds in guacamole. That looks and sounds like the best recipe ever!

posted October 1st, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Now this is completely up my alley! Looks amazing!

posted October 5th, 2007 at 5:16 pm

Hello from Toronto,

Well, well, well…when I was thinking about eating less chocolate and brownies {my absolute FAV!}
I run into your blog…Oh, my!
What is the secret to perfect brownies. Mine are pretty good, I add chocolate chunks and espresso…yeah decadent…
I think I am going to get another one…


posted September 26th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

This is a wonderful recipe! I made it ‘out of season’ with no fresh pomegranate available, so I substituted pomegranate paste (from the Mediterranean market) instead. The flavor was amazing. Thanks!

Mmm- thanks for reminding me about this recipe!
I just picked up my first pomegranate of the season last night to show a friend from Japan. I may have to put all those little gems to good use in this.


- Jen P
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posted December 23rd, 2013 at 9:31 pm

You did a really good job with this recipe..they look great just like the other pomegrante recipes I found at

- angel

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