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.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 ripe but firm avocados, halved and pitted, skin left on
¼ 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.
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.
192 calories;17 g fat(4 g sat); 7 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 84 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 219 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 60 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 100 mg sodium; 497 mg potassium
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I didn't have any adobo sauce so I used some powdered chipotle and some Siracha hot chili sauce. Next time I will do a pre-mash up of the avocado with some of the mixture and then top with the rest. Enjoyed on a 15 calorie/3 carb Magic Pop. Yummy, perfectly filling and no guilt. Thanks!
Pros: Quick and Easy
May 18, 2013
We ate the whole thing
What you do with this is spread it on tortilla chips. It's a perfect game snack as an alternative to guacamole. I had the avocados, cheese, limes and adobo peppers, so just mashed the filling ingredients together and spread it on the halves. Broiling 5 minutes softens the avocados enough to spread.
Pros: Very tasty and easy to make
Cons: Ingredients not always on hand
April 06, 2013
By: EatingWell User
It's been a while since we've hit upon a winner in the recipe department. This was our 1st Eating Well recipe, although I subscribed to the magazine a number of months back, & it was a home run. Fabulous. That says it all.
March 14, 2013
simple but special
I ate it for lunch with one sliced of whole grain bread. Because the cheese has a salted taste i omitted adding salt.
All i had was hot pepper sauce which went perfect for me.
my avocado was small so I ate the entire avocado. It is a very simple recipe but special when the cheese and hot sauce comes together. Will make again but will add black beans in the middle and then over with the cheese.
Pros: filling, easy to make, magical taste.
Cons: might want to eat it too often...
March 08, 2013
By: EatingWell User
These were amazing! Absolutely delicious, and so easy and fast! It took less than five minutes of prep and maybe two minutes under the broiler. I will be coming up with excuses to make these again for a long time to come.