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Happy Avoween - Healthy Halloween Recipes from the World Avocado Organization

Oct 27, 2023 10:15 IST 
Gurugram, Haryana, India

In recent years, Halloween celebrations in India have been gaining popularity, with more people embracing this festive occasion. Traditionally, Halloween is associated with costumes, spooky decorations, and of course, the beloved tradition of "trick or treating." During trick or treating, children and even adults go from door to door, seeking treats in the form of candies and sweets. However, the excess consumption of sugary treats has raised concerns about health and wellness.

 

Healthy Halloween Recipes from the World Avocado Organization

 

Many health-conscious individuals and families in India are exploring alternatives to the traditional sugary delights. This is where avocado-based recipes come into play as a healthy and delicious option for serving during Halloween celebrations.

 

With its bright green colour, unique texture and incredible versatility, the avocado lends itself fantastically to an array of tasty low-sugar Halloween recipes that both kids and adults will enjoy. What’s more, aside from their great taste, avocados are also packed with important nutrients including healthy monounsaturated fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals. 

 

So whether you’re planning a Halloween party, or you simply want to get the kids involved in preparing some devilishly delicious and nutritious Halloween dishes, here are four fun recipe ideas from the World Avocado Organization. 

 

Recipes

 

Mummy Toast

Children will love decorating their own mummy toast. Make it a competition! The scariest mummy wins!

 

Avocado Cheese Spread -  The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise

 

Ingredients 
2 avocados, sliced ‚Äč‚Äčinto thin strips (for the ‘bandages’)
12 mini mozzarella balls
Cheese spread (e.g. cream cheese, goat cheese, mascarpone or burrata)
6 slices of bread
A handful of your favourite seeds (e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, poppy or black sesame)
Salt and black pepper

 

Method
Toast a slice of bread.
Spread the toast generously with your chosen cheese spread.
Garnish with thin strips of avocado for that terrifying mummy bandage look. 
Place two mozzarella balls on the toast, add two seeds for the.
Sprinkle the toast with your seed selection, a grind of black pepper and a few grains of salt.
Repeat to make six spooky mummies!

 

Frankenstein Smoothie

This vitamin-packed smoothie recreates the monstrous Frankenstein, complete with blueberry brains.

 

Frankenstein Smoothie

 

Ingredients 
2 avocados, pit and skin removed 
Juice from 1 orange
Juice from 1 lemon
2 frozen bananas, cut into chunks
2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
250ml unsweetened almond milk 
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
2 handfuls of blueberries
100g dark chocolate

 

Equipment
Food processor or blender
2 jam jars and reusable straws


Method
Blend all the ingredients together (bar the chocolate and blueberries) until smooth, add extra almond milk if you’d like your smoothie to be thinner. 


Next, melt the chocolate (in the microwave or a bain marie) and pour it round the top of the glass to get the drippy effect as seen in the photo, add two dots for the eyes and stick a couple of blueberries to the jar. Chill in the fridge for a few minutes.


Pour your smoothie mixture into the glasses, top with some blueberry brains and serve with a reusable straw.


Guac Brain Dip in a Cauliflower Bowl with Spooky Crackers

This is a super fun, simple, and safe way to get kids cooking, using seasonal cookie cutters.

 

Avocado Cheese Spread - The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise

 

Ingredients
4 multigrain tortilla wraps
2 tbsp. olive oil, or truffle oil for a more decadent version
Curry powder (or you try your own spice mixtures using paprika, cumin or za’atar)
1 small cauliflower
3 ripe avocados
½ red onion, finely diced
Sea salt
Juice of 1 lime
20g coriander, finely chopped 
50g coriander, roughly chopped
1 green serrano or jalapeño chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
2 ripe tomatoes, halved, deseeded and finely chopped


Equipment
Cookie cutters (Halloween-themed if possible!)


Method

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

 

Guacamole

Lightly salt the chopped tomatoes and place in a colander or sieve over a bowl to remove the excess juice.


Mash the avocados with a fork and add the onion, tomatoes, a pinch of salt, lime juice, coriander and chilli and set aside while you make the crackers.

 

Bowl and Crackers

Brush both sides of the tortillas with olive or truffle oil. On a chopping board, use cookie cutters to cut as many shapes out of the tortillas as possible. 


Arrange the shapes on a baking tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle them with the curry powder or the spice mix of your choosing. 


Bake the shapes until they are crispy, ±8 minutes, though keep an eye on them as they can burn quickly.


Meanwhile, wash the cauliflower. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower and cut a slice from the top (opposite side of the stem) so it can stand upside down.

 

Remove as much of the tough stem as you can to create space while keeping the head in one piece.


Fill the cauliflower ‘bowl’ with guacamole and serve with the tortilla crackers.

 

Guacamole Spiders Web
A spidery take on the classic Mexican dip. Perfect for a Halloween party!

 

Avocado Cheese Spread - The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise

 

Ingredients
3 ripe avocados
½ red onion, finely diced
Sea salt
Juice of 1 lime
20g coriander, finely chopped 
50g coriander, roughly chopped
1 green serrano or jalapeño chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
4 tablespoons of soured cream 
3 black olives
A pack of your favourite nacho’s crisps

 

Equipment
Cocktail stick


Method
First, prepare the guacamole. Mash the avocados with a fork and add the onion, a pinch of salt, lime juice, finely chopped coriander and chilli.


Put the guacamole in a wide shallow serving bowl and carefully pour four or five rings of soured cream starting from the inside out. 


Using a cocktail stick, mark lines from the centre out to create a spider web effect. 


Create a spider using the black olives, using half an olive for the head, strips to make the legs and a whole olive for the body. Place the spider on the web. 


Decorate with the remaining coriander and serve with nachos. 

 

About the World Avocado Organization
The World Avocado Organization is a non-profit organisation founded in 2016 whose members are avocado growers, exporters and importers from around the world - including the top four grower supplier countries to the EU and UK. The World Avocado Organization promotes the consumption of avocados based on their nutritional value and recognised health benefits. It also shares information and insights on avocado production, supply chains and sustainability with the public. 

 

For further information, please visit: avocadofruitoflife.com.


 
 
Healthy Halloween Recipes from the World Avocado Organization
Healthy Halloween Recipes from the World Avocado Organization
Avocado Cheese Spread -  The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise
Avocado Cheese Spread - The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise
Frankenstein Smoothie

Frankenstein Smoothie
Avocado Cheese Spread -  The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise

Avocado Cheese Spread - The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise
Avocado Cheese Spread -  The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise

Avocado Cheese Spread - The Perfect Alternative to Mayonnaise
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