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Game-Day Guacamole with Seville Oranges and Onions

Picture this: We’ve got two kids in the kitchen; one squeezing Seville oranges, one mashing avocados for guacamole. While we’re wondering “What should we make with Seville oranges?” we’re simultaneously thinking, “We need some limes to squeeze into that guacamole.” And then – like a light bulb suddenly switching on – the thought occurs: “Hey!” Seville oranges in guacamole? Sure!

A quick primer on Seville oranges (from Melissa’s Produce): They are also known as “bitter oranges” and are prized for making orange marmalade. With a thick, puckered skin and well-defined segments, they yield a great deal of juice that is extremely tart. They are grown widely in Spain and throughout the Mediterranean region – although these beauties below are California-grown.

Happily, they taste great in guacamole too. It’s a little bit of a different taste than what you might be used to; there’s a stronger citrus flavor, but it’s a refreshing change nonetheless. The addition of red onions gives it a bright, crisp crunch. Perfect for game day.

Guacamole with Seville Oranges and Onions

2 large ripe avocados

Juice of one Seville orange (about 2 T.)

1/2 red onion, peeled and finely chopped

1/2 tsp. salt

Peel the avocados, remove the pit, and mash in a large bowl. Stir in the orange juice, red onion, and salt. Serve immediately (serves 4 to 6). If you need to store it before serving, cover it with plastic wrap so that the entire surface of the guacamole is covered (to prevent browning).

Postscript: The kids liked it so much, we made it two nights in a row. That’s a first. Thank you to Melissa’s Produce for the beautiful Seville oranges!

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8 Responses to Game-Day Guacamole with Seville Oranges and Onions

  1. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious January 31, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Well, isn’t that a little bit o’ brilliance! Well done!

    • Jeanne January 31, 2013 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks, Dorothy! And thanks for being such a faithful reader! xo

  2. Laura @ Family Spice January 31, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Mmmm… guacamole goodness!!!

  3. Valentina January 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    What a great idea and truly perfect use for those oranges! Enjoy the game & the guac! ;-) (And your pics are so pretty!)

    • Jeanne January 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Thanks, Laura and Valentina! Enjoy the game! xoxo

  4. Valentina February 19, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    I added the juice from my last Seville orange to my guacamole today. Excellent! Thanks for the idea.

    • Jeanne February 19, 2013 at 11:06 am #

      Yay! So glad you tried it!

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