Spider Web Guacamole

Take just 10 minutes to turn guacamole into an perfectly themed appetizer. Mexican crema (or sour cream) is used for the web while black olives make an edible spider. Carve the avocado shell into a skull for bonus points!

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Serving size: 10
Calories per serving: 219

4 cups guacamole
1/4 cup mexican crema or sour cream
lime juice, if needed
2 pitted black olives
blue corn tortilla chips, for serving
1 firm avocado, skin-on

For the web: Put a large round shallow bowl on a larger round platter. Fill the bowl with the guacamole and smooth the top with a spoon or offset spatula. Fill a squeeze bottle or pastry bag with Mexican crema or sour cream (thin it out with some lime juice if needed). Pipe 4 concentric circles of crema onto the guacamole. Using the tip of a knife or skewer, pull lines from the center circle out, creating a spider web pattern.

For the spider: Slice 1 olive in half lengthwise and use one of the halves for the spider body. Slice 8 long spider legs from the remaining 1 1/2 olives. Arrange the spider on the web. Surround the bowl of guacamole with the tortilla chips.

For the skull: Using a paring knife, make 2 eyes on the wide end of the avocado, cutting through the skin and flesh all the way down to the pit; discard the skin and flesh. Cut an upside-down heart shape just through the skin for the nose, then remove the skin, leaving the flesh showing. For the mouth, cut a long rectangle just through the skin and remove it. Use a skewer or the tip of a knife to draw lines on the flesh for teeth.

Source: foodnetwork.com

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