Transform an avocado into a showstopping dish that tastes even better than it looks. Just cut slits in an avocado half using the hasselback technique, then add tomato, cheese and a flavorful dressing for a healthy Mexican-inspired side. Source:, May 2017

Carolyn Casner


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place avocado halves cut-side down on a cutting board. Make crosswise cuts every 1/4 inch along each half, slicing almost to the bottom but not all the way through. Carefully transfer the avocados to a serving platter. Fill each cut with a slice of tomato, skin-side up.

  • Combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over the avocados. Top with cheese and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; 19.2 g total fat; 3.1 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 194 mg sodium. 545 mg potassium; 9.9 g carbohydrates; 7.1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3 g protein; 444 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mg vitamin c; 84 mcg folate; 42 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 33 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this for lunch one day as I am trying to eat healthier. I was dreading what my lunch would taste like and was very surprised how good this tasted. I will be making and sharing this recipe! Thank you Carolyn!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A fun new way to eat avocados I love it! I use chopsticks as a guide to make sure I don't cut all the way through the bottom while hasselbacking super helpful! Read More