Prep Time: 30 min.

If you want a Halloween twist on a salad classic, try this spooky tricolore with mysterious mozzarella ghosts and fearsome cucumber skulls.

What you need


1. Cut the tomato and arrange on a platter. Top with a sprinkle of salt.

2. Slice the mozzarella and use the mini melon baller to cut out eyes and a mouth.

3. Trim the wavy bottom of the ghosts. I used a Pac-Man cookie cutter, but you can also zig-zag this part with a knife.

4. Slice the cucumber.

5. Make a symmetrical indent for the jaw.

6. Use the metal straw to shape the holes for the eyes.

7. To make the teeth, cut two small v-shapes in the jaw.

8. Make a few turns with a toothpick or lolly stick to make the nose.

9. Top the tomatoes with the mozzarella ghosts and cucumber skulls.

10. Fill the ghosts’ scooped eyes and mouths with balsamic glaze.

11. Drizzle the salad with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

12. Serve.


The mini melon baller and Pac-Man cookie cutter I use are linked in my Shop.