In this avocado side-dish recipe, zesty avocado halves are topped with melted Cheddar cheese and broiled until golden brown. You can serve these healthy avocado halves as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak.
4 servings, 1/2 avocado each
Active Time: 30 minutes |
Total Time: 30 minutes
2 ripe but firm avocados, halved and pitted, skin left on
1/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1 small chipotle chile in adobo (see Tip), minced (about 1 teaspoon), or to taste
1 tablespoon lime juice, plus 4 wedges for serving
Pinch of salt
Preheat broiler to High.
Place avocado halves on a baking sheet.
Thoroughly combine cheese, chipotle, lime juice and salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the cheese mixture among the avocado halves. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat source until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve warm with lime wedges.
Per serving :
17 g Fat;
4 g Sat;
11 g Mono;
7 mg Cholesterol;
9 g Carbohydrates;
4 g Protein;
7 g Fiber;
99 mg Sodium;
499 mg Potassium
1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 fat
Tips & Notes
Chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful, spicy sauce. Look for the small cans with Mexican foods at large supermarkets. Once opened, they’ll keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.
Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.