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Spicy Avocado Smash

Spicy Avocado Smash
Evan Sung / For The Times

Brilliant red pomegranate seeds add tangy pops of crunch to this creamy-chunky mix of avocados hot with jalapeños. Read more

15 minutes. Serves 12.
  • 3 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded if you’d like, and minced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • Pretzel thins or other crackers, chips or crisps, for serving

Step 1Combine the avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Use a potato masher or fork to smash into a coarse, chunky mixture. Fold in the pomegranate seeds and season to taste with salt.

Step 2Dollop a spoonful onto the pretzel thins to serve.

The avocado smash can be refrigerated in an airtight container with plastic wrap pressed directly against the surface for up to 1 day.


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