Festive Guacamole

Festive Guacamole

Most kids who have a savory palate love avocado and guacamole too.  While the vibrant green color is sometimes enough to entice little hands, why not make it more festive and appealing?! I tried this a little while ago by making my guac into a Frankenstein. The end result made the littles as well as the adults oooh and ahhh and it disappeared in a few short minutes.  Although this is just one idea, there are many fun variations you can do, including with different colored chips, hummus, beet dip or what have you.

Frankenstein guacamole

Homemade Guacamole (serves 4)
Prep time 15 minutes. No cook time.


For guacamole
2 ripe avocados
1 lemon
Cilantro or parsley, chopped (a small handful)
Salt and pepper to taste

For embellishments
Black olives
Sour cream
Red or orange pepper
Blue corn chips

Mash up the avocado with a fork until smooth. Add lemon juice (half of the lemon), cilantro or parsley and then finally the salt and pepper. Taste it to make sure it has flavor and add any other seasoning you like.

To assemble, place guacamole on a flat plate or tray and make a rectangle shape.  Then dollop a small amount of sour cream for the eyes and top off with black olives.  Add additional black olives for the nose and the neck bolts. Then cut up the red or orange pepper and make eyebrows and a mouth. Use the chips for the hair and stack it up in a rustic fashion. Make sure you have some extra chips so you can keep refreshing them for this fun look!

Kid wins:

  • Colorful - As soon as mama put this out, I loved its pretty colors and had to grab it
  • Shareable - Even though I'm still learning to share, I liked eating this with friends
  • Eat with hands - No utensils needed since we had those crunchy chips

Grown-up wins:

  • Conversation piece - Even though this was super easy to make, it looked impressive
  • Tasty - This dish boasts a nice and friendly flavor profile for adults and kids
  • Simple - You can make this with virtually anything you have in the fridge (i.e. hummus)