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The One Ingredient Everyone's Adding To Their Guacamole

A pop of sweetness you didn't know your guac needed.

If you thought guacamole couldn't get any more delicious, there's one additional ingredient that will give your guac the ultimate spring vibe, plus an added sweetness that you didn't know it needed: Pomegranate arils!

Of course, a classic guacamole recipe is packed with fiber and tons of vitamins, so it's already good for you. But, by adding this special ingredient you'll be getting some additional nutrients that you probably never saw coming.

Here's why you need to try pomegranate guacamole as soon as possible, and for even more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.

Pomegranate arils provide a burst of sweetness to this otherwise savory dip.

If the ruby red color of these arils doesn't put you in the mood for warm weather, the sweetness they bring to the guacamole certainly will. They completely pop in your mouth—and if you're the kind of person that can never decide between sweet or savory options, this will be your new favorite way to make guac.

The greatest thing about this additional ingredient? Just because you're upping the flavor, doesn't mean you have to do any extra work to prepare this recipe. Even though lots of food bloggers have their own recipes for Pomegranate Guacamole, essentially all you're doing is making your typical guacamole recipe and then adding pomegranate arils to it. Most recipes seem to add 1 cup of arils for a 3-avocado recipe, but you can simply add as much or as little as you want.

Looking for a time-saving pomegranate hack? We've got you covered.

Instead of removing the arils yourself after purchasing a pomegranate, buy the arils in a container themselves at the grocery store. Not only does this save time, as there's absolutely no added work involved to add these beauties into your guacamole, but it's a lot less messy as well. If you do it this way, you could have your guac ready to go in under 10 minutes. Work smarter, not harder.

But if you do find yourself with a pomegranate fruit on hand, here's The Single Best Way To Cut a Pomegranate.

Trust us, as soon as you give this Pomegranate Guacamole a try, you'll never want to go back to the original kind. It's the perfect way to celebrate the start of spring.

If you're looking for more dishes to celebrate the season, be sure to check out the 50 Best Vintage Spring Recipes.

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