Guacamole Watermelon Bites and a Paleo Tapas Menu

Paleo Guacamole Watermelon Bites

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. ;)

Tapas Menu

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? ;)

Paleo Guacamole Watermelon Bites

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


  1. 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). :)
  2. In a medium bowl add avocado, in large size chunks. Mash with a fork until half smooth and half chunky.
  3. Add red onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, cilantro and salt to the bowl. Mix until combined.
  4. Add tomatoes prior to serving and mix well until combined.
  5. Scoop a serving of guacamole onto each watermelon piece, top with a tiny piece of cilantro and serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy! :)

Main Dish Ideas for your Paleo Christmas Menu