Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Guacamole

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, how was it? Did you have lots of food? I bet you have lots of leftovers. Make use of leftover cranberries (or cranberry sauce) with this Mexican-inspired dip. It's perfect for a light lunch. I'll post a sweet cranberry recipe soon.

Cranberries and lime juice give this chunky dip a kick. Serves 2.

  • 1 avocado
  • 3 heaping tablespoons fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 3 heaping tablepoons raw jicama, chopped
  • 3 heaping tablespoons baby carrots, finely chopped
  • 1T lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. chile powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Using a large spoon or fork, mash together the avocado, seasonings & lime juice. Stir in the jicama & carrots, adding the cranberries last. If it is too tart for your palette, reduce the cranberries or add more jicama.



pictures and plates are so pretty! great idea for leftovers :)


yum i love your guacamole recipe! and i even have leftover cranberry relish and 2 avocados :) i must try this!


Wow, simply lovely! =)
I adore you awesome plate


i love guacamole! and this looks amazing,great idea! love the pictures:)


You are so creative!!! This recipe sounds amazing =)


You are such a talented photographer! I'm totally jealous! :P

And yes, my husband is also vegan! YAY!


What a wonderful twist on the traditional guacamole! Hope your holiday was a tasty one! :)


Yum. I never thought of making guacamole that way before! Very creative! I can't wait to try it!! :)

Passionate About Baking  

We don't celebrate thanksgiving here...but have enjoyed all the blogposts across the net. I love what you've done to the dip...cranberries & lime juice do liven it up absolutely...YUM!!


Hi Katie,
This is such a great idea using cranberry for guacamole. I am sure it tastes great.


That looks delish! I always make a cranberry salsa for Thanksgiving (I found the recipe years ago on vegweb) and it is everyone's fave (served over Tofutti cream cheese for ultimate yumminess).

Isle Dance  

Phenom photos! Can't wait to see your cranberry recipe. YUM.

Rosa's Yummy Yums  

An interesting Guacamole recipe! I bet it tastes great!




What a great combination of colors and flavors. An excellent version of guacamole.

Hey Harriet  

I love guacomole & this recipe sounds even yummier than most types. Thanks heaps for sharing it.

In answer to your question about whether most people in Australia celebrate Christmas. The answer is yes. The majority certainly do. Everyone I know does. We just don't have a Thanksgiving Day celebration :)

Agnesss =)  

Hey heyooo Katie!! =))

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Oh,,,yeah!! You've got a REAL TALENT for photography!! Your photos look simply DIVINE,all the shots are so perfectly a professional stuff!! You can be proud of yourself =)))

Guacamole...oh YESSS!!!!!! I simply ADORE AVOCADOS!!!!!!! I can eat almost two a day!!!!! =D Have you ever tried AVOCADOs made in the sweet-y way??
Just blend AVOCADO with plenty of COCOA POWDER,LOTS of AGAVE SYRUP,vanilla cinammon or whatever spice you like !! =DDD Put it in a blender and blend until smooth and fluffy!!! It's so darn GOOD!!! Like a REAL CHOCO MOUSSE =DD
Sprinkle it with coconut flakes,nuts or whatever you like!! =D Endless possibilities =D

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what an awesome idea!


That looks and sounds like a great dip!


I love guacamole! What a great recipe!


Great idea! Sounds really good!

That Girl  

I LOVE the idea for the guac! I'm going to go pick up some fresh cranberries today so I can make it also!


weehee YUM! this looks great!!!


What a fun twist on a tasty treat! Very pretty photos too, that plate is really lovely :)! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


I love guacamole! This sounds so fun and delicious.


thats a great idea! ive never imagine to put cranberry into the guacamole,i have to try that!


did this yesterday- thanbks! love it!


love the colours ^o^


Wow, your photography skills are beyond belief!


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