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Guacamole Grinch Dip
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5 from 8 votes

Grinch Guacamole Appetizer

With a few simple ingredients and some easy instructions, you can warm the hearts of your family and friends with this Grinch Guacamole Appetizer.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, christmas appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dip, fun christmas appetizer, grinch guacamole, guacamole
Servings: 20
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 blocks (8 oz. each) cream cheese softened and divided
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) prepared guacamole
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro paste or basil paste
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimentos, drained (reserve two pieces for the pupils)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or your favorite hot sauce, if desired
  • red, green, black gel food color
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 round slices yellow squash cut into ¼" thickness
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 individual black olive slices
  • 1 piece small broccoli floret
  • assorted vegetables and crackers for dippers

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, blend together 10 ounces of softened cream cheese along with the guacamole, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Add the cilantro (or basil paste) along with a few drops of green gel color until you achieve your desired shade of green.
  • Spread the green guacamole dip in the center of a large serving platter in a modified diamond shape, making sure to give him large cheeks and a pointy chin.
  • Use a damp paper towel to clean any smears on the platter and to give the Grinch a nice, clean edge.
  • Use a spatula to angle off the top of his forehead so the Santa hat will sit on a jaunty angle.
  • Smooth the guacamole with the spatula. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, blend the remaining cream cheese, pimentos, smoked paprika until smooth.
  • Stir in enough red food gel until you achieve your desired hue, and then mix in the sriracha (if desired).
  • Spoon the red cream cheese mixture on the side where you angled the Grinch head and use a spatula to smooth and form the mixture into a Santa hat.
  • Gently press cauliflower florets to form the fur trim of the hat, and place them around the base of his face to form the fir trim of his suit.
  • Use a paring knife to cut semi-rounded pieces from each of the yellow zucchini slices.
  • Press a pimento piece in the center of each black olive slice.
  • Gently press the cut zucchini slices into the Grinch face, on a slight angle.
  • Place the pimento and olive slices on the zucchini slices to form the eyeballs and pupils.
  • In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise and a few drops of black gel food color until you achieve your desired hue.
  • Spoon the mayonnaise mixture into a large zip top bag, or a piping bag.
  • Snip a small hole in the corner of the bag and gently (and consistently) squeeze the bag to pipe out the Grinch's eye lines, mouth, and cheeks.
  • Snip a larger hole in the corner of the bag and pipe some thick, bushy eyebrows (on angles) over the very tops of the zucchini eyes.
  • Finish by placing a small broccoli floret right below his eyes, for his nose.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve with crackers, chips, vegetables, and roast beast.

Notes

Tools and equipment:
large serving platter, spatula, hand blender, wooden spoon, large zip-top bag (or pastry bag), scissors, paring knife, red, green, black gel food color, small, medium, large bowls.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg