Whether you’re hosting the game day party, or just want something to bring along to share at a tailgate event, these avocado snacks and appetizers will not disappoint. Not only will your guests love them, these finger foods are so easy to make you’ll almost feel guilty excepting all the praise. Finger foods alleviate the hassle of dirty plates stacking up in the kitchen, and guests won’t have to fuss with tricky utensils while watching the game. A win-win for everyone!
You can buy your avocados for these recipes up to a week ahead of time — just choose them according to when you’re going to use them. Check out this video tip for how to select avocados in advance. If you have ripe avocados that you’re not ready to use yet, you can pop them in the fridge to slow down ripening to keep them fresh for a few more days.
Green Eggs with Avocado
Deviled eggs are a classic tailgate party snack, but they get an extra kick of flavor when you add avocado, cilantro, and jalapeño. Just use a food processor to mix the cooked yolks from half a dozen hard-boiled eggs with the flesh of one avocado, some lime juice, a bit of jalapeño and a couple tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro. Blend until smooth and use a pastry bag to refill your halved hard-boiled eggs. Plus: the green filling makes them a stand out from other more ordinary looking snacks.
These Cheeseburger Bacon Bites are like mini burgers without the bun. Dress up turkey meatballs with bacon, cheese slices, and avocado, then add a dill pickle slice, a bit of lettuce and cherry tomato on top. A toothpick will hold it all together and make it easy to grab. If you’re not sure how to dice avocado, this video will give you a how-to.
Mexican Potato Skins
These Overloaded Mexican Potato Skins pack in a ton of flavor thanks to the smoky chipotle in adobo sauce, bacon, and cheese. Fill your baked potato skins with a mixture of chipotle sauce and Mexican crema, cover with cheese, and place back into the oven until melted. Top them with bacon, avocado slices, and chives. The crowd will keep coming back for more!
Friends with dietary restrictions will be happy to see these Cucumber Roll-ups as part of the game day spread. They’re both vegan and gluten-free, as well as a fun way to get some vegetables. Thinly slice a cucumber lengthwise into ribbons, spread on a mixture of hummus, avocado, and lime juice, add a couple of carrot matchsticks, and roll them up. Easy to make, tasty, and nutritious!