This spooky Halloween Dip takes less than 5 minutes to make and it will really wow your party guests. Easy to adapt with your favourite dip ingredients, you can also get really creative with the decoration. Guacamole topped with cheese, tomato and jalapeño and then a sour cream web and olive spider.
This Halloween dip idea looks far more impressive than it actually is. Adding the sour cream spider's web makes a spooky addition to any dip, but we did it on guacamole because it's the best dip in our opinion.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Avocado, lime and coriander (cilantro) - The ingredients needed to make the guacamole. Generously season with salt and pepper.
- Cheese, tomato and jalapeno - This is put round the edges of the guacamole. But any dip toppings will work. We used Red Leicester cheese as it is orange and gives a good contrast against the green guacamole.
- Sour cream and yogurt - This is mixed together to make the spider's web. You could use just sour cream, but we added in some Greek yogurt to lighten it up.
- Black olives - These are used to make the spider. Cut one in half and use one half for the body the other half cut into thin strips for the spider's legs.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make Halloween dip - Step by step
One: Put the avocado into a bowl and mash until your desired consistency.
Two: Add the salt, pepper, lime juice and coriander (cilantro). Mix well.
Three: Put the grated cheese and chopped tomatoes around the edge of the bowl.
Four: Put the sour cream and yogurt into a squeezy sauce bottle with a fine nozzle and draw a spider's web. Add the sliced jalapeno.
Five: Use one black olive as the spider's body. Thinly slice the other olive to make the spider's legs.
Six: Put the olive spider onto the web and serve.
What to serve with Halloween dip
You can serve this with whatever you would normally dip with. To keep with the spooky theme, serve it with our Halloween Tortilla Chips.
We also like to dip pretzel sticks, Air Fryer Tortilla Chips or veggie sticks like carrot, cucumbers and bell peppers.
The great thing about this Halloween dip is that really any dip works - it's all about the sour cream spider web and olive spider on top. We used guacamole, but any darker coloured dip will work.
You can also make this as a layered dip. Do a layer of refried beans, then Restaurant Style Salsa and then the guac on top.
To make a spiderweb in a different way than we have in the video, you can do circles starting with a tiny one in the centre and getting bigger as it goes to the sides. Then, take a tooth pick and run it in a line down from the biggest circle to the smallest. Do this all the way round until it looks like a spiders web.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you don't have a squeezy sauce bottle to make the spider's web, then you can put the sour cream in a plastic zip lock sandwich bag and then squeeze it into a corner and snip a small hole in the corner so it's like a piping bag.
No, you shouldn't make this in advance, as the guacamole will change colour due to oxidation. If you do need to make it in advance (no more than an hour), then you can use a pastry brush to brush some lime juice on top of the guacamole.
This should be eaten straight away, however if you do have leftovers then you can keep it in an air tight container in the fridge until the next day. It will have changed colour though.
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- 2 Avocados
- 1 Lime - juice only
- 15 g (1 cups) Fresh coriander (cilantro) - finely chopped
- 2 pinch Sea salt
- 2 pinch Black pepper
- 30 g (0.25 cups) Red Leicester cheese - finely grated
- 1 Tomato - large; finely diced
- 1 Jalapeno - finely sliced
- 2 tablespoon Sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 2 Black olives
- Put 2 Avocados into a bowl and mash until your desired consistency.
- Add 2 pinch Sea salt, 2 pinch Black pepper, juice of 1 Lime and 15 g Fresh coriander (cilantro). Mix well.
- Put 30 g Red Leicester cheese and 1 Tomato around the edge of the bowl.
- Put 2 tablespoon Sour cream and 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt into a squeezy sauce bottle with a fine nozzle and draw a spider's web. Add 1 Jalapeno to the edges.
- Use one of the 2 Black olives as the spider's body. Thinly slice the other olive to make the spider's legs.
- Put the olive spider onto the web and serve.
- We recommend using a squeezy sauce bottle to make the web.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.