Halloween with Avocados from Mexico

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love Pinterest. Don’t you? I swear, I could lose eleven hours a day there if I allowed it.

I’d not admit to it, though.

I especially like using it for holiday ideas: Christmas, Thanksgiving recipes, and of course, Halloween. Now that Seven is in kindergarten, I need to be THAT mom – the mom with the cool snacks to take in, hoping it makes him a rockstar.

So I turn to Pinterest.

I was recently turned on to a reason to spend time on Pinterest…a Pin to Win contest.

Sweet. I’ll accept any reason to Pin. ANY. REASON.

But this one, it’s a good reason.

Avocados from Mexico is giving away prizes for folks with the best Halloween pinboards.

Just make a Pinterest board that show what makes Halloween celebrations fun at your house and enter for a chance to win one of 10 – $100 gift cards! Include your favorite costumes, decorations and dishes, but be sure to include at least 3 pins from Avocados from Mexico’s collection of great Halloween recipes and everyday favorites at avocadosfrommexico.com.

Have your own favorite recipe? Upload it to their fan recipes section and link from there. They’ll feature your name and recipe and link back too!!

Be sure to follow their Ghouliciously Green Halloween board on Mexican Avocados Pinterest too and have a spooky good time! Need an idea? Here’s a Ghoulishly Green Halloween board example.

In case you are interested, here’s a few things I found to pin…and I can’t decide which I like best. What about you?


Serves 4 Ingredients: Kosher salt 2 teaspoons grated lime rind 1/2 cup lime juice, divided 2 cups peeled, cubed cucumber 1 fully ripened avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced 1 cup raw cubed tomatillos 1 cup halved seedless green grapes 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves 1 whole seeded fresh Serrano pepper 1 teaspoon celery salt 6 dashes green hot sauce 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1-1/3 cups unsweetened coconut water Tequila or vodka, optional Avocado slices, grape tomatoes and pickled onions, optional garnish


On a small flat plate, stir together 3 tablespoons salt and the lime rind; set aside. Pour 1/4 cup of the lime juice into a shallow bowl and set aside. In a blender, combine cucumber, avocado, tomatillos, grapes, cilantro, Serrano pepper, remaining 1/4 cup lime juice, celery salt, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, the hot sauce and black pepper; whirl until smooth; mixture will be slightly thick. Transfer to a 2-quart pitcher; stir in coconut water. Add tequila or vodka to taste, if desired. To serve, dip glass rim in reserved lime juice, then into salt and lime rind mixture. Add ice and fill with “Spookamary”. Thread avocado, grape tomatoes and pickled onions onto toothpick or skewer for garnish, if desired.

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