Spookamole Recipe! Halloween is “Ghoulishly Green” at Our House!

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Halloween colors are traditionally orange and black, but we’re changing it to “Ghoulish Green” at our house this year! I’m a relatively new fan of guacamole. I’d had it as a garnish on Mexican food dishes in the past but it was just recently that I tried it as a dip. Wow. Now, it’s one of my favorite snacks!

Some friends of ours are having a Halloween Party and this is what I plan to bring as my snack contribution. It’s my “Quick Guacamole” with a fun, cream cheese spider web to add a Halloween touch. Easy, fun, and a great party snack.  Because Hass avocados grown in Mexico are available year-round, they can be used to create delicious treats for any holiday party!

Spookamole Webby Snack Dip


Spookamole Webby Snack Dip Recipe

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados

1 plum tomato, diced

1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1 tablespoon of lime juice

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

dash or two of ground black pepper

For web:  1/3 cup of whipped cream cheese

Cut avocados in half, remove seed.  Scoop or squeeze out avocado flesh from skin into bowl and mash with a fork to desired consistency.  (I like mine chunky!)  Add tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.  Mix well.

To create the spider web, put cream cheese into plastic sandwich bag and cut off corner.  Cut small to create a thin line.  Pipe cream cheese onto guacamole creating the web.  Do the straight lines first, then “loopy” lines between them.  Add a plastic spider!

Easy tip:  For “Quick Guacamole”, I buy fresh salsa or pico de gallo and add to avocados.

Recipe Contest

Do you have a Spooktacular Halloween avocado recipe?  Enter the Avocados from Mexico Spookamole Recipe Contest and you might win $250 or $1,000!  Submit your recipe to the official contest page here: http://bit.ly/nLGudQ.  Good luck!

Avocado FAQ

Q:  How do you tell if an avocado is ripe?

A:  When you hold the avocado in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze, it should yield slightly to the pressure.  Ripe avocados will feel slightly soft and a bit squishy.  For delicious Hass avocados, the color of the skin should be dark and rich a purplish-black color.

Q:  Should you store avocados in the refrigerator?

A:  When an avocado reaches the ready-t0-eat stage described above, you can store it in the refrigerator.  If it isn’t ripe yet though, it’s best to store it at room temperature.

Q:  Is there a way to hasten ripening?

A:  If you place a firm, green avocado in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana, it will ripen faster.

Q:  What is a Hass avocado?

A:  Hass is a variety of avocado (not a brand).  They get their name from Mr. Rudolph Hass who originally patented them in 1935.  Hass avocados grown in Mexico are available all year round and thanks to the region’s fertile volcanic soil, ideal climate and centuries of expert cultivation, many think Mexico is the source of the world’s finest avocados.

Disclosure:  I wrote this review while participating in a Spookamole blog tour by Mom Central Consulting (http://momcentral.com/mcc) 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.

Comments

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    wow, that is so cool! love the spider web.

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