Clever Kitchen: Halloween-Themed Guacamole = Spookamole

by Alecia on September 30, 2011

We love to entertain, especially with a theme!  Each year, we throw a kid & adult friendly Halloween party!  This year, I thought it would be fun to dress up our favorite Guacamole Recipe (inspired by Alton Brown) to make a unique Spookamole dish!

We love Avocados all year & use them in so many dishes (as an ingredient or just to eat on their own)!  You can find Avocados from Mexico (the most popular Haas variety) year-round in your local store.  To check for ripeness, they should give slightly when pressed on with your thumb and be a very dark green color.

Guacamole Recipe:

2 Ripe Haas Avocados, halved, pitted, & peeled
1/2 Lime, juiced
3 tbsp Onion, diced
1 Roma Tomato, seeded & diced
1 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
1 small clove Garlic, minced
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp ground Cumin
1/4 tsp Cayenne

In a bowl with a flat bottom (or pie plate), mash the avocados & lime juice with a potato masher or fork to desired consistency.  Mix in remaining ingredients until well incorporated.  Transfer to serving dish & serve with chips or veggies.

To dress up this recipe “spooky-style”, I picked up fun ingredients from the Mediterranean Bar at my local grocery store.  I ended up with a few black olives (pitted), a few green olives stuffed with various items, a few balsamic vinaigrette cipollini onions, mini mozzarella balls, etc.

To create my spider, I cut a black olive in half horizontally and then thinly sliced 8 “legs” out of one half.  Piecing together the remaining half & “legs”, I fixed them into the guacamole to make a spider! So easy!  I then used the remaining ingredients to make various eye-balls and monster fingers & scattered them around the dip.  Finally, I paired my guacamole dip with blue corn chips, just for fun!

I’m also entering this recipe into the Avocados from Mexico Recipe Contest!  You can enter your own recipe for a chance to win $1,000 or other prizes!  Be sure to get your submission in by 11:59pm TONIGHT (9/30)!

I wrote this review while participating in a Spookamole blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Avocados from Mexico and received avocado items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions & recipe submissions are my own.

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