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Chipotle-Cheddar Broiled Avocado Halves

  • 30 m
  • 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“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.”


    • 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


  • 1 Preheat broiler to High.
  • 2 Place avocado halves on a baking sheet.
  • 3 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.
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