Eyeball Salad with Bloody Red Wine Vinaigrette

Gross Halloween Food

by Megan on October 26, 2010


Welcome back!

I’m sooo happy to see you again.

Come in, come in,

Halloween Bloghop

Did you have fun at the Bloghop?

I…, had a bloody good time.

Did you know the Hallowtweet Bloghop was the brain damage of The Flamingo?

It’s true!

It’s all her fault.

I think she’s cursed. But don’t tell anyone!

Did you see those adorable Witch Broom Cookies during your hop?

Or those eery eyeballs?

They were blood curdling, weren’t they?

There is even a chocolate giveaway!

I hope you had a chance to see everyone.

Before dinner, but after our salad,

we’ll have to go take another look around.

We’ll see what’s out lurking in the shadows.

eyeball salad for Halloween

Let’s go have our salad now, shall we?

I see they are ready for us, my pretty.

When I saw how much everyone loved

the Date Eyeball Appetizer,

I decided to throw some other eyes into the salad.

Around here, we like it that way!

Gross Halloween foods

I do hope you like the salad.

It’s one of our “favorites”

And the Bloody Red Wine Vinaigrette

is to die for!

Now, print out that recipe and put in your treat bag.

It’s time to go do the Hallowtweet Bloghop.

I even provided the links again, just below!

Dont forget to come back for dinner!

and a Halloween treat!

Happy Halloween

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  • Eyeball Salad with Bloody Red Wine Vinaigrette

    Found at Fabulous Foods
    Serves 4
    2 cups Bocconcini (about 1-inch size balls of fresh mozzarella)
    2 tablespoons cream cheese
    1/4 cup green olives, sliced
    1 to 2 tablespoons capers
    4 hard boiled eggs, halved
    1 ripe avocado
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    1/4 cup black olives, halved
    8 cups mesclun mix
    1 cup cherry tomatoes
    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
    Salt and pepper, to taste

    pread a small amount of cream cheese on a 1/s2-inch area of the Bocconcini. Press a green olive slice onto each one, then stick a caper in the center of the olive; continue until all the Bocconcini is used
    Next, remove the egg yolks from the hard boiled eggs, putting them into a small bowl; add half the avocado, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; mash together until a paste forms; pipe the green egg mixture back into the egg halves; and, top each with half of a black olive
    Dice the remaining half avocado. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, paprika, Parmesan, salt, and pepper; set aside.

    To plate:

    Divide the mesclun mix between four plates; top with the cherry tomatoes, avocado, and any remaining olives. Then, divide the Bocconcini eyes and egg eyes evenly among the plates. Serve with vinaigrette on the side
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    Gross Halloween Dinner Recipes
    October 31, 2010 at 10:27 am

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    1 coco cooks October 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Love how you’re presenting great recipes with a spooky twist. These recipes are timeless any season.

    2 Lisa October 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    This salad really does look like it’s staring back at me. Such a great creepy idea for Halloween. I’d like to see the look on the person’s face when you place this salad in front of them.

    3 5 Star Foodie October 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    The eyeball salad is very cool! Excellent idea for Halloween!

    4 ShelleyBakes October 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm


    5 Kristi Rimkus October 26, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    You are very creative! Wonderful for Halloween!

    6 RJ Flamingo October 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Seriously, Megan, you are freaking twisted! And I love it! I’m stealing every single recipe you do this week – I swear I am! xox

    7 Joy October 27, 2010 at 1:53 am

    My stomach turned at the sight of this. LOL. I have a weak tummy when it comes to Halloween, but I must admit I’d be scared at first, then laugh my arse off, and then devour the salad. Great job!

    8 SMITH BITES October 27, 2010 at 4:11 am

    This just cracks me up Megan – all of you in this little group are absolutely CRAZY!! I bet the kids just love all this shenanigans!!!

    9 April October 27, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I am loving this!!! The salad looks yummy!

    10 Renee (Kudos Kitchen) October 27, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Very scary Megan. Bootiful job.

    11 MarthaAndMe October 27, 2010 at 6:52 am

    This is so cute! Nice job!

    12 kat October 27, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Ohhh those eyes are creepy! Thanks for the link to the chocolate giveaway

    13 Kathleen October 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Another winner. Salad looks good too!

    14 Lori October 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Love the eyeball salad! Complete with a tomato nose.

    15 Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog October 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Scary savory dish but it must taste gorgeous :)



    16 Barbara Bakes October 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This one’s more cute than ewwww. Now I’m ready for dinner.

    17 Hilah October 31, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Super cute! And makes me want deviled eggs. Good job!

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