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(Healthy) Traeger Tailgating: Smoked Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds

Posted by sbulloch on March 9, 2014

(Healthy) Traeger Tailgating: Smoked Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds

We know it's not the New Year anymore, but many members of Traeger Nation are still requesting recipes for healthy ways to use your Traeger. This recipe for Grilled Guacamole with Pomegranate seeds is low in calories, high in fiber and antioxodants, and absolutely delicious! Serve with multigrain chips to round out the healthy snack experience. Your friends and family will devour it all without having to worry about their waist lines.


Grilled Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serves: 2-4 as an appetizer
Recommended Pellets: Hickory or Oak

2 ripe avocados, peeled and halved
1/4 yellow onion, cut in strips
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, finely diced
Juice of 1/2 a lime or more to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds (approximately 1/2 of a medium pomegranate)

Start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4-5 minutes). Place the avocado halves on the grill grate along with the sliced onion (we used a Frogmat) to prevent the onions from falling through the grate, but you could also use Traeger's Grilling Basket). Smoke the avocados and onions for 15-30 minutes depending on how much smoke flavor you like.

Transfer the avocados to a large bowl and mash with the back side of a fork.

Finely dice the smoked onions and add to the avocado mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients, reserving a few pomegranate seeds to use as a garnish.

Gently spoon the guacamole into your serving bowl and sprinkle with the reserved pomegranate seeds. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

(Healthy) Traeger Tailgating: Smoked Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds