It’s the most wonderful time of the year for avocado appetizer lovers. Show off your holiday spirit with spreads that look as festive as they taste. The following holiday avocado appetizer recipes will fill your friends and family with goodness and cheer — and the sleigh-load of vitamins and minerals found in avocados to boot!
Welcome guests to your holiday table with a festive guacamole wreath (no fancy glassware required). Simply place a small bowl upside down on top of a large plate. Scoop guacamole onto the plate surrounding the bowl and swirl smooth with the bottom of a spoon. Remove the bowl and voila! You’ve built your wreath’s base.
Avocado’s gorgeous green hue is a great start for a holiday color palette. To complete the aesthetic, choose a guacamole recipe with hints of red — like tomatoes, strawberries, or pomegranate seeds — and maybe some dark greens, like chopped jalapeño, kale, or mint.
Take it over the top with garnishes that resemble holly. All you need are a few cherry tomatoes (three per grouping is most aesthetically pleasing) surrounded by an herb that complements the flavor of your guacamole. Cilantro, mint, or rosemary work great!
O Guacamole Tree, O Guacamole Tree, how delicious are thy branches! Do your kiddos love helping you in the kitchen around the holidays? Avocado pita Christmas trees are an easy and fun holiday appetizer the whole family can enjoy crafting together.
All you need to do is cut pita bread into triangles and smear mashed avocado over the top. Insert a pretzel stick into the bottom of the pita slice for the trunk, and string “garlands” of finely chopped red bell peppers in a zigzag pattern across each tree. For the finishing touch, place a single, large-diced piece of yellow bell pepper as the tree topper.
Pro tip: This recipe works best with fully ripe avocados. Are they feeling a little hard? Use this hack to ripen avocados overnight!
Time is a precious commodity during the holidays. Avocado appetizers you can make ahead of time are a lifesaver. This recipe is a festive twist on one of the most famous finger foods of all time: deviled eggs, made festive with avocado. This recipe is also gluten-free!
Follow this recipe for avocado deviled eggs. Then, choose your holly garnish materials: something red for the “holly berries” (diced red pepper or tomato, pomegranate seeds), and something green for the “holly leaves” (cilantro, mint, rosemary). Store in the fridge until party time.
Have a holly, jolly, healthful holiday season with the goodness of avocado. Learn more about avocado nutrition here.