What are some of your favorite foods to serve during the holidays? Do you have some “go-to” appetizers? I seem to find myself serving the same foods because I know how to make them and I know they will turn out good. I love cowboy caviar (you probably already know that) but since it makes such a large batch I usually only make it when I am going to be sharing it! But I’ve been looking for some recipes to make this Halloween. My kids really want me to make the jello worms that we saw on Pinterest!
This Halloween, Avocados From Mexico is running a fun Pinterest contest called Ghoulishly Green Halloween! I love that by pinning delicious recipes, I have the chance to win a prize and so can you! To enter the contest, follow @mexicanavocados on Pinterest. Create a Pinboard called “Ghoulishly Green Halloween” and put it under the “Holidays” category. Pin at least 3 images from the Avocados From Mexico Recipe page. Be sure to tag the images with #iloveavocadosforhalloween. Next, fill up your board with all of your great ideas for a perfectly ghoulishly green Halloween party. Finally, fill out the entry form on the Avocados from Mexico’s Facebook page. You can find the contest rules and all of the directions on the Facebook page here: Pin to Win contest. The ten boards with the highest combination of repins and likes will be awarded prizes. Here is a Ghoulishly Green Halloween board example and here are a couple more of the avocado recipes that I pinned.
I think the deviled eyeballs in the first picture would be fun to make for Halloween! I found the recipe on Avocados From Mexico’s website with their Halloween recipes.
- Serves: 16 halves
- Prep time:
- Cook time:
8 hard-cooked eggs
2 fully ripened avocados from Mexico, halved pitted, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated horseradish, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground or cracked black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
For devilish eyes:
Roasted red peppers
Peel eggs; cut in half lengthwise. Remove yolks to medium bowl; arrange whites on serving platter. To bowl with yolks, add avocados and lemon juice; mash until smooth, mixing well. Stir in horseradish, salt and peppers. Fill egg white halves with heaping tablespoon of mixture, piling high; sprinkle with herbs, if desired.
To make devilish eyes: Thinly slice roasted red peppers to create veins on eyeballs. Top with sliced black olives.
Looking for more fun ways to Green your Halloween? Check out Green Halloween®, for great ideas. (Green Halloween is a registered trademark of Green America.)