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Chipotle-Cheddar Broiled Avocado Halves

March/April 2013

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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.


Chipotle-Cheddar Broiled Avocado Halves

Makes: 4 servings, 1/2 avocado each

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.

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.

Nutrition

Per serving: 191 calories; 17 g fat (4 g sat, 11 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 7 g fiber; 99 mg sodium; 499 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate (21% daily value), Vitamin C (19% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Holiday
Cinco de Mayo
Type of Dish
Appetizer
Ethnic/Regional
Mexican
Southwest
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
Broil
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Publication
March/April 2013
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