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Game-Day Orange Guacamole

We know you make guacamole with lime juice, but can you make it with orange juice? Orange guacamole? We’re happy to report that yes, it’s a thing, and it’s delicious.

If you’re wondering how we came to this brainstorm, you have to envision this scene. We’ve got two kids in the kitchen; one squeezing Seville oranges, one mashing avocados for guacamole. While we’re wondering “What should we make with Seville oranges?” we’re simultaneously thinking, “We need some limes to squeeze into that guacamole.” And then – like a light bulb suddenly switching on – the thought occurs: “Hey! – Orange guacamole!” (We call that our “Holy Guacamole” moment.)

Seville Oranges

A few brief words on Seville oranges (from Melissa’s Produce): They are also known as “bitter oranges” and are prized for making orange marmalade. With a thick, puckered skin and well-defined segments, they yield a great deal of extremely tart juice. They grow in Spain and throughout the Mediterranean region – although these beauties here are California-grown.

Happily, they taste great in guacamole too. It’s a little bit of a different taste than what you might be used to; there’s a stronger citrus flavor, but it’s a refreshing change nonetheless. The addition of red onions gives it a bright, crisp crunch. Perfect for game day.

orange guacamole

Guacamole with Seville Oranges and Onions

Orange Guacamole with Seville Oranges and Onions

A flavorful guacamole with a tart citrus taste and crunchy red onions.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, game day, guacamole, orange, red onion, Seville orange
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • juice of one Seville orange (about 2 tbsp.)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Peel the avocados, remove the pit, and mash in a large bowl. Stir in the orange juice, red onion, and salt. Serve immediately. If you need to store it before serving, cover it with plastic wrap so that the entire surface of the guacamole is covered (to prevent browning).

orange guacamole

Postscript: The kids liked it so much, we made it two nights in a row. That’s a first.

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Orange guacamole - a new twist on a game day favorite


P.S. Want more orange deliciousness? Try our Orange-Ginger Lemonade or this Orange Olive Oil Cake.

Blogger disclosure: Melissa’s Produce gave us Seville oranges to sample. We did not receive compensation for this post. This post reflects our own opinions only.

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9 Responses to Game-Day Orange Guacamole

  1. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious January 31, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Well, isn’t that a little bit o’ brilliance! Well done!

    • Jeanne January 31, 2013 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks, Dorothy! And thanks for being such a faithful reader! xo

  2. Laura @ Family Spice January 31, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Mmmm… guacamole goodness!!!

  3. Valentina January 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    What a great idea and truly perfect use for those oranges! Enjoy the game & the guac! 😉 (And your pics are so pretty!)

    • Jeanne January 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Thanks, Laura and Valentina! Enjoy the game! xoxo

  4. Valentina February 19, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    I added the juice from my last Seville orange to my guacamole today. Excellent! Thanks for the idea.

    • Jeanne February 19, 2013 at 11:06 am #

      Yay! So glad you tried it!


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