[Guacamole Chamacuero]

Guacamole Chamacuero Sra. Leticia Sanchez, Comonfort, Guanajuato
Taken from My Mexico by Diana Kennedy

Between Celaya and San Miguel De Allende lies the little town of Comonfort, formerly known as Chamacuero and renamed after the former Mexican president Comonfort, who died in the area.

This unusual guacamole is an old family recipe given to me by Sra. Sanchez. It is made in the late summer and fall, when the peaches, grapes and pomegranates are ripe in the local orchards. The guacamole lends itself to many inauthentic innovations.

2 heaped tablespoons finely chopped white onion
2-3 serrano chiles, finely chopped
Salt to taste
2 cups roughly crushed avocado pulp
cups peeled and finely diced firm but ripe peaches
cup halved seedless grapes
1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
? cup pomegranate seeds

Crush the onion, chiles, and salt together to a paste. Stir in the avocado pulp, peaches, grapes, lime juice, and half the pomegranate seeds. Mix well, sprinkle the surface with the remaining seeds, and serve at room temperature. Pears or other fruits may be substituted.

Makes approximately 3 cups

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