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Ghoulish Guacamole & Spooky Crisps

With Halloween only days away, I thought I'd make this delicious ghoulish guacamole in time for the weekend. Whether you’re having a quiet Halloween night watching a scary movie or looking for inspiration for your Halloween party table, this recipe will be sure to add spice to the night and set the perfect mood.

This guacamole recipe is adapted from one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in New York, where the waiters prepare and serve it in a traditional mortar at the table-side. I tried to memorise the ingredients as I watched them prepare the dish but eventually gave in and asked if they would kindly give me a copy of the recipe which they did. It really is the best guacamole I’ve ever tasted. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Happy Halloween!

Gill X

Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Cooking Time:
10 minutes
Serves: 2


  • 1 Avocado
  • 3 tbsp chopped onions
  • 1 tsp chopped jalapeno chillies
  • 1œ tsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped tomatoes (seeds discarded)
  • Assorted pack large flour tortillas (i.e. plain, seeded)
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray Oil


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C.  Using Halloween inspired cookie cutters, cut out shapes from the tortillas.  Arrange the shapes on a baking sheet and coat with oil spray, and season with salt. 

    2. Bake for around 10 minutes until slightly darkened and looking crisp. Take out of the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

    3. In a bowl, using the back of a wooden spoon, thoroughly mash 1 tbsp chopped onions, ½ tsp jalapenos, ½ tsp chopped coriander and ½ tsp salt into a juicy paste.

    4. Split the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the stone. Slice it lengthwise into approximately 1/8” strips, then cut across to form a grid (cut through the flesh only, not into the skin). Scoop the avocado out of the skin with a spoon.

    5. In a pestle and mortar, add the avocado to the paste and thoroughly mix together, then add the remaining ingredients and fold. Add the jalapeno chillies and salt to taste.



    I love the idea of having Hallowe'en snacks that aren't aimed at getting the kids hopped up on sugar! Im not really one for spoiling fun (I'm usually leading the way!) but I do despair at the high levels of sugar and artificial colours that reign supreme at Hallowe'en - the work of the dark side indeed!

    Avacado is having a bit of a trendy moment but like Gill, I'm a long time lover of homemade guacamole. Its so versatile - try it with crunchy veg sticks or sweet potato wedges for a more substantial snack.

    When I googled for the actual health benefits of an avacado (LOADS!) I discovered it is often called the “alligator pear”... who knew?! 

    I also found out that they have only 160 calories, contain 2 grams of protien and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fibre so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb choice. They don't contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat.

    So go on - make it spooky and healthy and send us pics of your hallowe'en inspired tortilla chips! We'd love to see them. As always, tag them #PerthLoveFest and we'll scatter them around our own social media.

    Happy Hallowe'en,

    Nicki X