Pear and Pistachio Guacamole

Perfect for autumn or winter when the petite seckel pears are in season. But you can use any favorite pear. It has a surprising crunch, creating a delicious new version of guacamole. The pistachios on top make it extra special and contrast so nicely with the pear and avocado.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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3 Hass avocados, halved, pitted and cubed

2 firm ripe Seckel pears or 1 large Anjou pear, cored and finely diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

3/4 teaspoon ground coriander

Kosher salt

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 small jalapeno, minced with some seeds

Freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons chopped roasted pistachios

Lime wedges, for serving

Blue corn tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Toss together the avocados and pears in a medium bowl. Stir in the cilantro, lime juice, coriander, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the garlic and jalapenos until combined. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the pistachios and serve with lime wedges and blue corn tortilla chips.