For Christmas I’m cooking up a festive Tapas menu. One of my test recipes over the last couple weeks was this spicy-sweet combination. Serve it as an appetizer or do like we did and finish the entire serving between two people as lunch. :)
A Christmas day tradition in our family is that Jeff & I treat our immediate families to dinner at our house. I cook a big feast while Jeff gets the house cleaned up, the table set and keeps out of the kitchen! Usually dinner has some sort of a theme. In the past I’ve made gnocchi as part of an Italian theme and last year everything was Primal. This year I decided to go with a Tapas theme and serve a bunch of little recipes. I’m still narrowing it down but this is what the menu is looking like, I’ll be racing against the clock to see how many I can accomplish on
game day Christmas day. ;)
Belgian Endive stuffed with marinated Calamari
Roasted Garlic Spread on Primal Crackers
Broiled Zucchini with Cucumber-Mint Sauce
Crispy Prosciutto Fruit Cups
Ricotta & Mushroom over Cheese Bread Pizza Crust
Vegetable and Meatball Pasta Nests (similar to this)
Salmon Mousse over Cucumber Chips
Tomato & Parsnip Soup
Bite-size Greek Salad Skewers
Spicy Chorizo Enchiladas
Sweet Latkes (Sweet potato latkes topped with honey and pomegranate seeds)
Guacamole-Watermelon Bites (*recipe below)
Hazelnut and Cherry Dark Chocolate Clusters
Warm Pineapple-Pear Crisp
Do you have any special traditions in your family for Christmas day? Will you be doing a cooking marathon like me, or am I the only crazy one? ;)
Note: This guacamole recipe comes straight out of Pigskin Paleo: Game Day Recipes. Have you picked up a copy? Did you give it as a gift for Christmas? Thank you so much for your support!
I’d love if you could leave a review on Amazon. Every little bit helps.
Happy Holidays! :)
Guacamole Watermelon Bites
- 1 baby watermelon
- 3 avocados
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
- juice of 3 limes
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- sea salt, to taste
- 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
- Cut the watermelon in half. Then slice each half so you get circular pieces. Cut each circular piece into quarters and lay the pieces on a serving platter. The pieces should look triangular, with a curved bottom (because, you know, it’s a watermelon and they’re round). :)
- In a medium bowl add avocado, in large size chunks. Mash with a fork until half smooth and half chunky.
- Add red onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, cilantro and salt to the bowl. Mix until combined.
- Add tomatoes prior to serving and mix well until combined.
- Scoop a serving of guacamole onto each watermelon piece, top with a tiny piece of cilantro and serve immediately.
- Enjoy! :)