Spooky Purple Potato Eyes with Smoked Avocado Mousse

This is a great last minute Halloween treat. It's nutritious and creates the perfect spooky mood!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword deviled potato, fingerling potato, purple potato
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 eyes
Calories 115kcal
Author Kathy Hester


  • 12 Idaho┬« Potato blue fingerlings
  • 24 pimento-filled olive slices

For the avocado mousse:

  • 2 large avocados peeled and pitted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice , or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Cook the potatoes on the stove until tender (or in your Instant Pot on high for 8 to 10 minutes and release the pressure naturally.)
  • Let the potatoes cool, then slice in half lengthwise. Use a melon scoop to make room for the mousse.
  • Mash the avocado in a mixing bowl, then add the lemon juice or vinegar, liquid smoke, and salt. Mix well.
  • Scoop the avocado mousse into the potato holes you made and top with an olive slice.
  • Serve as an appetizer on their own or on top of a salad or soup.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg