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.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, May 2017


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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

208.3 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 7.1g 29% DV; sugars 1.2g; fat 19.2g 30% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 2.6mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 443.9IU 9% DV; vitamin c 13.4mg 22% DV; folate 84.4mcg 21% DV; calcium 41.9mg 4% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 33.2mg 12% DV; potassium 545.1mg 15% DV; sodium 194.4mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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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