Halloween Party Starter: Jack O’Lantern Puking Guacamole

Halloween Party Dish

Halloween = parties for me, so I’m always on the lookout for inspiring buffet food. I can’t remember where I first saw the idea of having guacamole come out of pumpkin as if the Jack O’Lantern is throwing up, but I thought it was hilarious. If you know the source, please tell me and I will attribute it. **Update: I first read it in the book, Extreme Halloween: The Ultimate Guide to Making Halloween Scary Again by, Tom Nardone. Check out his website, ExtremePumpkins.com. **

The recipe for guacamole here is a little different than what you might usually see. Here, it is prepared the Guatemalan way (our Guatemalan friend showed me how to do it). She leaves the avocado in big chunks and chops the tomatoes in large cubes. This approach seemed particularly appropriate for the presentation and turned out to lend great flavor. Now when I make guacamole at home, I always do it this way. Luckily, the pumpkin vomiting guacamole doesn’t inspire any real vomit.

Guacamole the Guatemalan Way
 
With the avocado in big chunks, this guacamole really stands out and is perfect for the puking pumpkin rendition.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Guatemalan
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe but not mushy avocados, chopped in large cubes
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped in fairly large chunks
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 fresh green chile, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Bag of Multicolored Tortilla Chips
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, gently toss (so as not to mush the avocado), the avocado, tomato, red onion, green chile, cilantro, salt and lime juice. Leave the pit in until you are ready to transfer to the platter. Chill in the fridge until 15 minutes before guests arrive.
  2. For the presentation: Carve a small pumpkin to have a face that looks like it is puking. Haha. Place it on a large platter with a candle inside. Spoon the guacamole onto the platter in front of the jack o’lantern’s face. Distribute multi-colored tortilla chips around the perimeter of the guacamole. Enjoy! Happy Halloween!

 

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4 Responses to “Halloween Party Starter: Jack O’Lantern Puking Guacamole”

  1. October 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    this week’s dose of inspiration: Halloween edition! | simply chic. says:

    [...] pumpkin “barf” - okay, kinda gross, but oh-so creative! {via streaming gourmet} [...]

  2. October 18th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    A Happy Vegan Halloween says:

    [...] raw vegan finger foods like sushi rolls, stuffed cherry tomatoes, jicama chips with guacamole (a la “sick” jack-o-lantern style hehehe!), and some awesome Sweet and Sour Monster Slime Juice (recipe below).  Check out Raw New [...]

  3. October 30th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Khanum says:

    Hilarious! But guacamole is Mexican and all your ingredients are following the traditional Mexican recipe; the tortilla chips: Mexican; the Jack O’Lantern American, so can you please specify what makes your recipe Guatemalan?

  4. October 30th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    StreamingGourmet says:

    Thanks for asking! It’s because in the preparation, the avocado and tomatoes are kept extra chunky. It’s not smooth at all. Happy Halloween!

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