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Welcome back to another Virtual Potluck! What’s a Virtual Potluck you ask? Well, you can read more about it here – but simply, it’s a group of food bloggers that come together every month to showcase everything and anything food. National food holidays, new culinary products, ingredients we love cooking with, and food companies that we discover; all this and more – we’ve got it covered!
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Today we’re all sharing one of the best football watching snacks of all times – guacamole! Wikipedia defines guacamole as “an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico”. Traditionally mashed in a mortar and pestle and seasoned with sea salt & lime, it’s transitioned to become one of the most popular condiments in the world. And that’s a good thing, since avocados are so damn healthy! It boasts 20 essential nutrients like fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, and folic acid. It’s got ZERO cholesterol and composed mostly of unsaturated fats. And whenever I can eat fats and they’re GOOD for me – bring it on!
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And since it’s the middle of winter and citrus fruit are in season, I wanted to share a recipe for a Winter Guacamole that showcases the best of both worlds: Avocados, Meyer Lemons, & Ruby Red Grapefruit. Oh and Cilantro – lots and lots of fresh cilantro makes the world a happy place.

Winter Citrus Guacamole

A fun way to use winter citrus in your favorite avocado recipe!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes


  • 2 medium California avocados skinned + pitted (save the skins!)
  • ½ Ruby Red grapefruit
  • ½ Meyer Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • to taste: salt pepper, and cilantro
  • orange zest sprinkle


  • Using a fork, mash the avocados to your desired consistency. Squeeze both citrus juices to taste, olive oil, and the splash of vinegar.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and fold in fresh cilantro leaves. Serve in the avocado skins, top with grapefruit segments and enjoy with fresh bread, chips, or slathered on your favorite sandwich!

Need more Guacamole ideas? Be sure to visit all of the Virtual Potluck member blogs below!

Diabetic Foodie – Mango Guacamole
Miss in the Kitchen – Bacon Ranch Guacamole
Thyme in our Kitchen – Pineapple Chipotle Mango Guacamole
Farmgirl Gourmet – Simple Guacamole
Join I Wash… You Dry and Southern Fairytale for the California Avocado Cinco de Mayo Recipe Fiesta, sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.

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  1. Oh my. Grapefruit guacamole?? I think my husband would die and go to heaven if I made this. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing Marnely! Pinning this 🙂

  2. My son will love this guacamole treat! I have a couple in my fruit bowl ~ will make this. Thanks for sharing, Nelly!

  3. Love the idea of grapefruit in guacamole. At least it gives the grapefruit a reason to exist 😉