Make breakfast extra gruesome this Halloween with a drooling avocado zombie face! Everyone from little gremlins to grown goons will have fun with this recipe. Be sure to start with a thick, sturdy slice of bread to hold all the toppings. I also suggest using large rectangular slices so you have more surface area to make the face. As for the toppings, the kitchen is your oyster. Get creative and use up whatever is lying around in the fridge and pantry. But the real star of the show is that final gory touch of pumpkin seed oil. Your toast will look like it just came out of a Rob Zombie film!
~*~ AVOCADO ZOMBIE TOAST ~*~
SERVES: 2 ⎪ DIFFICULTY: EASY | FUNK: CASUAL
Mise en Place
2 slices bread
2 ripe avocados
1 lime or lemon
pumpkin seed oil
salt & pepper
pumpkin seeds • sunflower seeds • hard-boiled eggs • roasted red pepper • pretzels • pickled veggies • frozen peas • olives • herbs, such as basil, cilantro, mint, or arugula
1. TOAST THE BREAD
Toast bread slices to preferred darkness in the toaster or oven.
2. MAKE AVOCADO SPREAD
Halve the avocados and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and into a bowl. Drizzle in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and squeeze in the lime or lemon juice*. Use the back of a fork to mash the avocado until smooth—some chucks are okay (adds texture to the face!). Season with salt & pepper, to taste.
*TIP* for a Fall touch, use apple cider vinegar instead!
3. MAKE THE ZOMBIE FACE
Spread the mashed avocado on to the toast. Sprinkle with more salt & pepper if desired (another chance for more face detail). Use pumpkins seeds to form a mouth and roasted red pepper as a tongue. Sliced hard-boiled eggs to use as eyes and peas/olives for pupils. Use chips, pretzels, or herbs for hair.
For that classic zombie drool, drizzle pumpkin seed oil* over the mouth.
*TIP* If you don’t have pumpkin seed oil, ketchup or mustard will do.
~*~ GF VARIATION ~*~
Use preferred brand of gluten-free bread.
~*~ VEGAN VARIATION ~*~
Instead of hard-boiled egg eyes, use vegan mayo to form circles with a spoon. Or use thinly sliced radishes.
~*~ NON-ZOMBIE VARIATION ~*~
This recipe isn’t limited to Halloween. Make any face you want, cute or scary. You can even swap the avocado spread with nut butters. Use fresh fruits, chocolate, and coconut shavings for your toppings.
How would you use Pumpkin Seed Oil? Let me know what you’ve cooked and leave a comment below.