Give your friends and family a good laugh and an even better treat with this Frightfully Delicious Pumpkin Guacamole!
I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this collection of pumpkins who are clearly alcoholics on BuzzFeed, and it totally inspired me to make this fun Halloween appetizer with some delicious California Avocados.
As I was carving my pumpkin and pulling out all the guts and seeds I got to thinking. How delicious would it be to add some roasted and salted pumpkin seeds to some guacamole?!
It’s so fantastic!
The crunch from the seeds is a pleasant surprise and the perfect addition to make it look like this little pumpkin actually threw up his guts… EWW!
My kids seriously LOVED this. They are begging me to make this again for our annual Halloween Party, and of course, I totally will. After all, we’re getting frightfully close to the end of California Avocado season and I want to enjoy as many creamy avocados as possible.
If you haven’t seen my handy tutorial on how to properly freeze avocados, then be sure to check that out so you can keep enjoying California Avocados through the winter months!
For this recipe I simply used store-bought roasted sunflower seeds, but you can follow this easy recipe from Created By Diane to make your own roasted sunflower seeds.
I hope you’re inspired to make your Halloween a little more green and a lot more frightful!
Get into the Halloween spirit with this hilarious and still delicious Pumpkin Guacamole!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 4 California Avocados
- 1 lime, juice of
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely minced
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
- Place three pitted and peeled avocados in a large bowl along with the lime juice, garlic, serrano pepper, cumin, and salt. Mash with a fork until the mixture is only slightly lumpy. Dice the last avocado into small pieces and add it to the bowl along with the remaining ingredients. Gently stir the guacamole to combine. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
*to serve the guacamole in a pumpkin, simply carve a small pumpkin and remove it’s seeds and insides. Place the pumpkin on a serving dish and pour the guacamole in front of the pumpkin’s mouth, pushing a little guacamole up to it’s mouth so it looks like it’s coming out of the mouth. Serve with chips on the side.
- Serving Size: 5
Disclosure: I am honored to have a long term, compensated relationship as a brand ambassador for California Avocados. All opinions expressed are my own! For more great recipes featuring California Avocados, be certain to visit the recipe section of their website!