Skull Guacamole for Day of the Dead

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A Skull Guacamole for our Day of the Dead Menu!

Easy Skull Guacamole Recipe
Easy Skull Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is one of our favorite appetizers that we serve at home and now that we are putting together our Day of the Dead ofrenda decided to add to the menu a creative skull guacamole to complete the celebrations. For making this skull guacamole, we are using avocado Hass from Mexico, lime juice, salt, and cumin.

Ingredients for making the skull guacamole
Ingredients for making the skull guacamole

And to bring the skull alive we are carving the eyes, the nose, and the mouth using a pairing knife, then decorating with radishes simulating a crown of flowers, and serrano pepper rounds.

Additional garnishes include lime rounds and piquillo pepper strips to add more color. We are serving the skull guacamole in a beautiful festive plate and paring with pork rinds or “chicharrones,” and blue corn chips.

How to know a Hass avocado is ripe and ready to use?

Choose a firm avocado for making the avocado skull
Choose a firm avocado for making the avocado skull

For the avocado smash, we are using two ripe avocados, and for the skull, we recommend using a firm avocado to facilitate the carving. Since avocado turns brown, this skull guacamole must be prepared the same day and add lime juice for keeping that bright green color.

Our Day of the Dead Menu includes a Skull Guacamole
Our Day of the Dead Menu includes a Skull Guacamole

You can identify when an avocado is ripe by checking out the color and the firmness. The color of a ripe avocado will be black and somewhat soft to the touch but not too much. You can remove the little stem and if the color that you see is green is good to use. If the color that you see is brown, the avocado is not good. A firm avocado is dark green and not black with a firm touch. That is the kind of avocado needed for best results when carving.

¿What is the complete Menu for our Day of the Dead Celebrations?

Enjoy the skull guacamole with blue corn chips
Enjoy the skull guacamole with blue corn chips

Our ofrenda this year includes Yucatan pork loin tacos, rice, beans, habanero pickled onions, warm corn tortillas, this skull guacamole, a refreshing vampiro cocktail with tequila blanco, agua fresca, pan de muerto, candied pumpkin, and flan.

Make the Skull Guacamole it is easy and fun!

Prepare the Skull Guacamole for your Day of the Dead feast
Prepare the Skull Guacamole for your Day of the Dead feast

Guacamole is a must in any Mexican themed dinner, are you ready to make this fun skull guacamole for the Day of the Dead?

Easy Skull Guacamole Recipe

Skull Guacamole

Chef Adriana Martin
Guacamole is a must in any Mexican themed dinner, are you ready to make this fun skull guacamole for the Day of the Dead ofrenda? This recipe has fresh ingredients and Mexican spices to add more flavor.  
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer or Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 3 cups


  • 2 ripe avocados ready to use
  • 1 firm avocado to carve
  • 1 serrano pepper cut in rounds
  • 1 piquillo pepper cut in strips
  • 4 radishes cut in flower shapes
  • 1 lime cut in rounds
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt


  • Start by curring the radishes and form flowers, cut the lime round, the serrano and the piquillo peppers and set aside. 
  • Mash the two ripe avocados with a fork on a bowl. Add half of the lime juice and season with ground cumin and salt. Set aside. 
  • Using an edible ink marker mark the avocado to make precise cuts to make a skull shape. Use a sharp paring knife and start the carving.
  • Serve the avocado mash in a serving bowl, and start decorating following the image on the recipe card. 
  • Serve the skull guacamole with blue corn chips and pork rinds. 


Prepare and enjoy the skull guacamole the same day. 


Serving: 0gCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword day of the dead, guacamole
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5 stars
How cool is that! Definitely using this idea for a Halloween party!


5 stars
What a great idea, that guac looks so delicious!


5 stars
So creative and perfect for Halloween!

Krissy Allori

5 stars
This is super cute! I love the little skull in the guacamole!


5 stars
I love the idea of serving pork rinds with this yummy guacamole. I’m totally going to do that tomorrow!


5 stars
This is so fun and the design is perfect for halloween parties. Reminds me of disney’s Coco movie. Great job!


5 stars
Hey Adriana, great recipe! I love the colors, the flavors sound great. The day of the dead novelty is cute and it fills the brief of the theme perfectly. Great job!!

Hannah Healy

5 stars
This is so cute! I love day of the dead decor!

Lauren Vavala

5 stars
How cute is this! My kids have been asking for special surprises for the holidays and I think this could work for us too!


5 stars
This is EXACTLY what I needed for my halloween party this Friday! So original, thank you!!

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