This Grinch Guacamole is the perfect holiday snack. All you need is a little creativity and a few simple ingredients to make this Grinch Guacamole. Be sure to serve it with homemade holiday-themed tortilla chips! While this post is sponsored by YoQuerio! our love of the Grinch and Guacamole are our own.

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One of my all time favorite holiday movies is The Grinch. It’s one holiday movie that I will happily watch over and over and every year. There’s just something about it that makes my heart grow one size bigger 😉 Plus, who can resist a cute green guy dressed in a holiday sweater?!

One of my all time favorite appetizers and snacks is guacamole. It’s one snack that I will happily eat over and over again. There’s just something about it that makes my heart grow one size bigger 😉 Plus, who can resist that deliciously green snack?!

Since two of my all time favorite things are green, I decided it would be a festive and fun idea to combine the two.

Hello Grinch Guacamole!

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Seriously, how fun is he??

This Grinch Guacamole is made with only a few ingredients, probably making it one of your easiest holiday appetizers you will serve up this holiday season.

Now, of course, you can serve your Grinch Guacamole with plain ole chips and veggies (don’t get me wrong, we love our veggies!) but how festive are those homemade holiday tortilla chips?

grinch guacamole

We used three different types of tortillas to make our homemade holiday-themed tortilla chips: spinach, tomato basil and plain. All three flavors are perfect for dipping into your Grinch Guacamole, and they are also add another layer of festive colors to your dish.

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Homemade Tortilla Chips Key Ingredients

  • Tortillas

Yep, that’s it 😉 Well, and some cookie cutters and a little patience.

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Once you have your shapes all ready for the oven, you just place your holiday-shaped tortillas on a baking sheet with some parchment paper and bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. It only took us 5 minutes to prep our stocking and Christmas tree tortilla chips.

grinch guacamole ingredients

Grinch Guacamole Key Ingredients

  • Guacamole, yep, you guessed it 😉 We used YoQuerio! Chunky Guacamole
  • Red bell pepper – for the hat and nose
  • Cauliflower – for the trim of the hat
  • Green and black olives – for the eyes and mouth

You may actually have all the ingredients to make your own Guacamole Grinch in your refrigerator right now!

Simple Substitutions

  • YoQuerio! Spicy or Original Guacamole
  • Cranberries for the hat – you will just have to make sure they don’t roll!
  • Mozzarella balls for the trim of the Santa hat
  • Pomegranate arils for the eyes
  • Jalapeno slices for the eyes
  • You can really use whatever you have on hand for the eyes, nose and mouth – get creative! Tomatoes and onions would also make for a fun hat.
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Why use YoQuerio! Guacamole to make your Holiday Guacamole Grinch? YoQuerio! is made with hand-scooped fruit accented by the freshest ingredients makes for the best tasting, store-bought guacamole. Plus, it’s easier than homemade…but it tastes just as good.

Tips On How To Make Your Grinch Guacamole

  • Don’t worry too much if your head shape is off, you can go around it with q-tips and when you add the face items it all comes together.
  • Use large black olives, but cut into fours for mouth and eyebrows.
  • Cut two green olive in half for eyes.
  • Chop the cauliflower into small florets for the hat trim. They can also be used for dipping into the guacamole!
grinch guacamole

Now, everyone at your holiday party is going to eat all of your Grinch Guacamole, it’s cute and delicious, who can blame them?! So, I recommend having an extra package or two of guacamole in the refrigerator and extra holiday tortillas on hand. You can serve the tortillas with the guacamole for the 2nd and 3rd rounds 😉

Now, let’s make your Holiday Grinch Guacamole.

Want to make it a Grinch movie night?

The Grinch Movie Night Popcorn Box Printable

If you want to step up your game for family movie night (while watching the Grinch) go ahead and make a batch of Peanut Butter Drizzled Popcorn, a fresh Green Fruit Salad, or Grinch Kabobs! Then check out these fun printables to add to your kids snacks, the popcorn box, or just to help decorate!

Commonly Asked Questions About Our Grinch Guacamole Holiday Appetizer With Homemade Holiday Tortilla Chips

Q: How long does it take to make Grinch guacamole?
A: Prepping the guacamole into the Grinch shape takes about 25 minutes.

Q: What can you use instead of cauliflower for the hat?
A: Other vegetables like broccoli or mozzarella balls could substitute for the cauliflower.

Q: Do the tortilla chips need to be made into holiday shapes?
A: No, you can simply cut plain tortilla chips and serve alongside the guacamole.

Q: What guacamole works best for making a Grinch shape?
A: Thicker, chunky guacamole works best to hold the shape.

Q: How long do the baked tortilla chips last?
A: The homemade tortilla chips will stay fresh for up to 5 days stored in an airtight container.

Q: What dipping veggies work with this guacamole?
A: Carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery all make great dippers!

Click below for all of the Grinch Movie Night Printables to make it a movie night!

The grinch movie night printable pack
grinch guacamole

Grinch Guacamole Holiday Appetizer

This Grinch Guacamole will be the star of your holiday snacks and appetizers! Serve it with homemade holiday tortillas for a gloriously Grinchy appetizer.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Appetizers, Christmas, Holidays, Snack, Snacks


  • Oven


  • 8 oz Guacamole we used YoQuerio! Chunky Guacamole
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ cup cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • 5 black olives
  • 2 green olives

Holiday Tortilla Chips

  • Tortillas we used spinach, sundried tomato and plain


  • Place the guacamole on a large plate, using your hands and a spoon, shape the head. We had a picture pulled up while we shaped it, so I recommend keeping this blog post pulled up for a visual. If you want to, you can cut out a "Grinch head" shape on parchment paper so you have an outline. BUT! Don't stress about the shape, you can clean up the edges with a q-tip later. It's a green head…no matter what happens, it'll look like a Grinch!
    grinch guacamole
  • Once the head is formed, create the hat by adding cauliflower for the trim and using a quarter of the red bell pepper for the hat. Top the hat with another cauliflower floret for the "pom pom"
    grinch guacamole hat
  • Now let's create the face! Cut the green olive in half and use that for the eyes.
    making grinch guacamole
  • Use a small piece of the red bell pepper for the nose.
  • Slice the black olives into thin strips and use those to create the eyebrows and mouth.
    making grinch guacamole
  • Use a q-tip to clean around the edges if desired.
    making grinch guacamole

Holiday Tortilla Chips

  • Preheat oven to 300°
  • Place tortillas on a cutting board and using a cookie cutter, make your desired holiday shapes. If you use a metal cookie cutter, you shouldn't have to go over the edges with a knife. If you use a plastic cookie cutter, it may not go all the way through, so be prepared to use a knife.
    grinch guacamole
  • Place your holiday-shaped tortillas on parchment paper on a baking sheet. If you don't have parchment paper, I recommend spraying with cooking spray to avoid any sticking.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
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  • Be sure to make extras!
    grinch guacamole
  • Serve with your Holiday Grinch Guacamole.


We also used a knife to cut of the words “Festive” and “Joy” and added them to the Grinch Guacamole serving platter. We used the spinach tortilla to make these and baked them along with our holiday tortilla chips. Garnish with cranberries for a little extra holiday flare!
Keyword avocado, christmas, guacamole, holiday, holidays
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Happy GrinchMas!