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October 20, 2014



Add a touch of fall to your dip with  this Harvest Guacamole--full of pecan, pumpkin seeds, and corn. Enjoy this taste of the season with tortilla chips. A great fall appetizer.

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Sometimes when I come up with recipes, I go about it a little backwards. What do I mean? Well, there are occasions where the name of the dish comes to me before the recipe. In this instance, I wanted to make a dip called Harvest Guacamole many months ago, but it wasn’t until last week that I decided to work on the recipe. It didn’t take long to obtain the result I wanted. In keeping with the harvest theme, I added pumpkin seeds, pecans, and corn to my guacamole dip. It is a really good combination of flavor and texture, not to mention that it makes a great presentation when served with blue corn chips. 

Harvest Guacamole

Please keep in mind, the proportion given is a guideline, so feel free to adjust the quantity to suit your taste. If you need a little more tang, add a little lime. Not a fan of heat, reduce the amount of  jalapeño. Love heat? Add more of the hot stuff. If you like more crunch, add more pecans or pumpkin seeds. Have fun tailoring the guacamole to your liking!

Harvest Guacamole

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3 ripe avocados
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped scallion
1/4 cup cooked corn
1/4 cup chopped pecan
3 rounded tbsp. shelled, roasted & salted pumpkin seeds
2 tsp. finely chopped jalapeño pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 rounded tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper


Slice avocados in half and remove seeds. Using a large spoon, scoop out the pulp of 4 of the avocado halves and place in a mixing bowl. Add 3/4 of the lime juice. Using a fork, mash avocado. Peel the skin off the the remaining two avocado halves and slice pulp into small chunks. Add avocado, the remaining lime juice, and the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and fold gently to incorporate. For best flavor, refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips. Makes 4 servings.

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  1. I can't say I've ever named a recipe first but it seems to work super well for you! This guac sounds and looks delicious!

  2. Thank you, Linsey. If I had this with your awesome looking Saucy Chipotle Maple Baked Chicken Wings as appetizers, there would be no room for a main course!

  3. I love the use of pumpkin seeds, pecans, and corn in this guacamole. It's the perfect fall snack!

    1. Thanks Jen! And when you think about it, guacamole is a pretty healthy snack. It's the tortilla chips that makes it a guilty pleasure!

  4. Hi Thao!! This guacamole looks amazing :) Now I'm hungry and it's not yet time for lunch!

    1. Hi Felicia! Thanks for stopping by. I feel the same way when I look at your beautiful blog!

  5. This sounds amazing! And it's seriously making my stomach growl. Love all the fun fall add-ins!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Allie. I love avocados and usually cut them up and eat them plain, but once in a while I like to bling it up a bit.

  6. What a great Guacamole, can't wait to give it a try. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your great post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at Foodie Fridays. I look forward to seeing you and your posts again this week.

  8. Hi, Thao! We love guacamole and this looks amazing! Pinned! I'm a new follower -- so glad to have found you at Create It Thursday. :)

  9. Sounds absolutely wonderful! I make guacamole a couple times a week, because my kids love it and it's such a good healthy snack...I would love to try your variation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning and sharing and stumbling! Hope to see you again tonight! Have a great day! :)

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I hope you and your family will like it. Have a great Halloween weekend!