Avocados for Halloween | Spookamole Recipe

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Before I admit this out load, try to hold back your jaw dropping gasps. I’m pretty sure even my good friend Emilie is going to shake her head at this one.

I’ve never tried an avocado before, not even in a guacamole dip.

Sure I’ve seen it in restaurants, even had it make an appearance on my plate at some point but I couldn’t get past the green color. However, that’s about to end. Thanks to Avocados from Mexico, I got access to some spooktacular recipes for Halloween, all using avocados. My interest in this vegetable (technically a fruit) has been sparked and I can’t wait to try this recipe for guacamole in a pumpkin.

I’d love to know, is there a particular food you’ve sworn you’d never try because of the color or maybe even texture?

guacamole in a pumpkinphoto credit: Avocados from Mexico

Avocados for Halloween | Spookamole Recipe
 
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Guacamole is the ultimate party food and the perfect shade of green to thrill the guests at your Halloween party. Serve inside a small hollow pumpkin, with plastic spiders or blue tortilla chips to increase the creepy factor.
Type: Appetiser
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled
  • ¼ cup minced onion, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup finely chopped plum tomato
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, place 2 tablespoons of the chopped onion, the chiles, 1 tablespoon of the cilantro and the salt.
  2. With the back of a wooden spoon, mash until the mixture becomes a juicy paste.
  3. Add avocados; with a fork, coarsely mash avocados; stir to combine with the paste.
  4. Fold in the tomatoes, lime juice and remaining onion and cilantro.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.
Notes
reprinted with permission http://www.avocadosfrommexico.com/Promotions/Halloween/recipe-Spookamole.html

For more great avocado recipes, be sure to visit Avocados from Mexico online.

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  1. I’m with you Cat, I have never ever tried anything with avocados. They just don;t look appealing. I dunno people always say give it a try, so I may need to.

  2. Never? Really? It is seriously delicious yumminess all rolled into one!

  3. Wendi says:

    whats funny for me is I use to hate Avocados but LOVE Guacamole, now that I am all grown up I love them both

  4. I actually just recently tried avocados this year too. When you first do you’ll eat them until they make you sick then avoid them for awhile and then just appreciate them LOL. I love homemade guac now and make it regularly. I even shared the recipe when I went through my eat it all the time phase lol

  5. I had never tried either until about 2 months ago. I thought it was good. I always thought it looked gross so that’s why I didn’t try. It is yummy though.

  6. I AM shaking my head at this one!!! :)

    Actually, I’m not a huge fan of guacamole. Surprising isn’t it since I’m so not picky? But I actually like avocado in things like sushi spring rolls. They taste yummy!

    I’ll never forget the first time I saw homemade guac from a co-worker and asked why there were walnuts in the bowl. HA! That is what the pits looked like at first glance. My asking garnered some giggles that is for sure. (Anyone who has made it homemade knows what I’m talking about.)

  7. cant imagine not trying avocados – they are one of my fav foods. my kids have had them since they were babies too, b/c they’re so easy to mash and give as a first baby food. cant wait to hear what you think of the guac!

  8. That’s crazy that you’ve never tried an avocado! They are one of my favorites. This recipe looks so festive and delicious!

  9. mrsshukra says:

    Thanks for this recipe, had avocados for breakfast!

  10. Avocados are the best! Nom!

  11. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    What a great idea to serve this dip in a hollowed out squash or pumpkin! Very cool! :)

  12. Jennifer Marie says:

    Super cute!!

  13. HOW CUTE! I LOVE THIS idea, and even more, I love Guac!
    -Vanessa

  14. How CUTe!!

  15. Judy S says:

    Man, I missed this-next year I guess.

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