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Recipe: Hasselback Tex-Mex Avocados

From EatingWell

Transform an avocado into a show-stopping 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.


Makes 4 servings

  • 2 firm ripe avocados, halved
  • 1 medium plum tomato, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled queso blanco
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Active Time 20 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

  1. 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.
  2. Combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over the avocados. Top with cheese and cilantro.

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