Halloween Party Dip Idea~ Spookamole Spooky Ghouls

by Linette

My Spookamole Ghouls recipe made it to the finalists! Please stop by and vote here: Spookamole Contest Thanks!

We love avocados at our house, more specifically we love Mexican avocados, the popular Hass variety that’s why I was super excited to come up with a fun Halloween party dip recipe featuring avocados. We eat avocados year round at our house, but I decided the green color was perfect to make some delicious spooky edible ghouls! Here’s one of them!

These spooky ghouls are actually a yummy party dip! Here’s how I made them:

Spookamole Spooky Ghouls Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 Hass avocados
  • 2-3 chiles (hot or mild to your taste)
  • 1 small onion, or 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • 1 plum tomato (like Roma)
  • Corn chips

For the Ghoul’s Faces:

  • Broccoli sprouts
  • Baby carrots
  • Olives
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Slivered almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • cherry tomatoes
  • regular tomato slice
  • Whatever else you or your kids can come up with to make an edible ghoulish face!

Directions:

1. Rough chop the tomato, garlic, cilantro, onion, and chiles then throw them in a food processor. Add the lime juice and salt.

2.Pulse the processor a couple times to chop everything up.

3. Slice the avocados in half length wise (see photo below), then scoop out the yummy center and add it to the food processor.

Don’t throw the shells away! They’re going to be the ghoul’s heads and hold your dip.

4. Pulse the food processor again until you have ghoulish green dip.

5. Scoop the dip into the avocado halves.

6. Let your kids help you make your favorite ghoulish faces. The one at the top of this post had broccoli sprouts for hair, cherry tomatoes cut in half for eyes, and a tomato slice and almond slivers for a mouth. The Spookamole ghoul below has black olive slices for eyes, and sunflower seeds for teeth.

You can arrange your Spookamole Spooky Ghouls on a platter with some corn chips, and serve them up for your Halloween party. I used blue chips to fit with the darker Halloween theme, but yellow or white corn chips would work fine too.

You can create your own Spookamole recipe and enter it in the Avocados From Mexico Recipe Contest or just visit and vote for your favorites.

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.

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7 comments

Laura O in AK September 30, 2011 - 1:35 pm

This looks both yummy and fun! I love guacamole, but the boys are not so keen on it. But, for the Halloween party at church this could be a great fit.

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Shannon Milholland September 30, 2011 - 5:21 pm

What a fun idea! I cook a spook-tacular Halloween menu each year. We’ll have to add this recipe in!

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marisa frank September 30, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Love this idea. I might be able convince my boys to eat guacamole if it looled like this. But then again i love guacamole so maybe I don’t want to share.

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Jenn September 30, 2011 - 11:31 pm

Haha… these are awesome!!! I love the ghoulish faces!

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Shairbearg October 11, 2011 - 8:41 pm

I love the face! It would probably trick my boys into try guacamole!

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Cyndi L October 14, 2011 - 10:50 am

Congratulations!! I need to go vote for you 🙂

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Eileen October 15, 2011 - 7:51 am

Fantastic! I wonder if people will actually dip in. They’re too cute to destroy. I’m off to register my vote. Congrats on being chosen as a finalist, Linette.

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