Puking Pumpkin

A Puking Pumpkin with guacamole is SO easy to make and tastes delicious. It is perfect for any Halloween celebration!

Good dips like French Onion DipApple Brickle Dip, and Pumpkin Dip are a MUST at any Halloween party, and this Puking Pumpkin Guacamole fits right in! It’s not only an eye-catcher, but tastes SO good!

Carved jack o lantern with creamy pumpkin guacamole.

A barfing pumpkin!

I’ve blogged about Avocados several times because I LOVE them, especially in guacamole. When I saw this super fun idea on Pinterest from My Foods Looks Funny , I knew I had to do it myself.

We ended up making this for a family reunion we had this weekend, and it was a hit!! The Puking Pumpkin guacamole was great and was gone in no time!!

While this guacamole is perfect for any time, we wanted to jazz it up a bit for Halloween.

I simply positioned the plate of guacamole at the “mouth” of the carved pumpkin to give the affect of a barfing pumpkin! Maybe a little gross, but just perfect for Halloween, right?!

Pumpkin guacamole carved jack o lantern.

Making HAlloween Guacamole

MASH + MIX! Mash avocados. Fold in all other ingredients. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

How to Choose a Pumpkin:

The best pumpkins to carve include Autumn Gold, Harvest Moon, Captain Jack, Howden, and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins

  • Look for pumpkins that have a deep orange color all over. 
  • You want a smooth surface free of bruises.
  • Choose a pumpkin with a flat bottom so that it will stabilize it and keep it from rolling. Be sure the bottom is firm and not mushy
  • A ripe pumpkin will sound hollow when you knock on it with your knuckles.
  • Larger pumpkins will have more room for a design and are easier to carve.  
  • Don’t pick it up or carry it from the stem.

Pumpkin Carving Tips

Since you’re most likely using this fun recipe for a party or gathering you don’t want to be spending valuable time carving your pumpkin instead of making other party preparations. Use the following tips to help carve this in advance and keep it looking fresh: 

  • Once the “pumpkin guts” have been removed go ahead and scrape off some of the wall. Thinning the wall will make carving a bit easier. 
  • Sketch your design, even easy ones, then transfer it to the pumpkin before you start cutting.
  • Once the pumpkin has been gutted submerge the pumpkin in a solution of 1 teaspoon bleach:1 gallon of water. Allow it to completely dry and then rub the pumpkin, inside and out, with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly to prevent shriveling. Apply more oil/jelly when needed.
  • Place the pumpkin in a grocery bag and refrigerate when you’re not using it. 
Mixing avocado for pumpkin guacamole in a glass bowl.

Recipe Tips

Tabasco. We used green Tabasco instead of normal Tabasco. The normal red sauce is pretty mild compared to other hot sauces. The green tabasco is known to have a more interesting and deeper flavor, plus it matches the color of the guacamole! 

Tortilla Chips. We love to serve this with a classic corn tortilla chips, but you could also use Fritos or dried vegetable chips like beets. Whatever you think will taste best with a spicy and creamy dip!

Guacamole tips:

  • Lime Juice: One lime can produce about 2 tablespoons of juice.
  • Hot Jalapeño Peppers: Some peppers are pretty hot and can irritate your skin so have some gloves handy to wear while you chop them up. Avoid touching your face and definitely avoid your eyes. If you want to remove heat from the pepper, slice the pepper in half lengthwise. Scrape out the pith (the white part on the inside) and well as all the seeds. If you like a little heat, leave some of the pith and seeds.
How to store guacamole process picture.

Storing Tips

A big key to STORING guacamole is how to keep it from turning brown. These tips work for me:

  • Use fresh barely ripe avocados. They’ll last longer when stored.
  • Once the guac has been mixed up, press it into a bowl be sure that the top is level and smooth. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole.* Then press the edges of the plastic along the sides of the bowl. This will help keep any air from touching the guacamole. Cover the container with a lid.
  • Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Note: some people like to add a thin layer of water, lime juice or sour cream on top of the guacamole before placing the plastic wrap on top. Pour off excess liquid or scrape off cream before serving. 

Barfing pumpkin guacamole on a white platter.

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Puking Pumpkin Recipe

5 from 14 votes
A Puking Pumpkin with guacamole is SO easy to make and tastes delicious. It is perfect for any Halloween celebration!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 169 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 lime’s juice
  • 1 – 4 shakes Green Tabasco sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mash avocados.
  • Fold in all other ingredients. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. hahahaha I love this! it’s very creative. a tad gross but PERFECTLY festive!! It would be the talk of a halloween party for sure.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been waiting all year to finally use this idea. The guacamole recipe is delicious. The finished idea is awesome.

  3. 5 stars
    The guacamole was incredible when I made it but I had never thought of using a pumpkin to make it look like it was barfing. I will have to use it at our next party since it is such a creative idea.

  4. 5 stars
    The guac was amazing super tasty, I served it for a little party and everyone loved the presentation, great idea!

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing and super easy to make pumpkin guacamole recipe! It tasted so delicious and flavorful! Loved it, will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

  6. 5 stars
    My kids think this is hilarious, and a great addition to our “gross” Halloween spread. It’s so fun and simple!

  7. 5 stars
    Such a fun idea! Everyone got a kick out of this and gobbled it up. It’s nice to have a snack that doesn’t have sugar when it seems like there are sweets everywhere this time of year!