Friday, February 21, 2014

Baked Avocados

The Boy has been in Florida this week. He had the opportunity to go to one of the Dayton races with his mom and dad, so I pretty much gave him no option other than going. He was worried about leaving the cows with another group of them so close to calving. However, I promised him I could handle it. Winter has been long and he deserved a little break and I make a pretty good farm girl.

When the Boy is gone it means I get to eat what I want. While searching on Pinterest I recently came across a Baked Avocado recipe, and it looked amazing. However, of course when I followed the link through there was no recipe just some ingredients. I figure what the heck, I'm not that bad of a cook, I can figure this out. So here is my recipe.

The Baked Avocado

1 ripe avocado (you definitely want them softer than harder
1 tomato
1/4 cup Italian or Panko bread crumbs
1/4 - 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 basil leave
1 lemon
salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degree F
2. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Place on a lined baking pan.
3. Chop half of the tomato, and all of the basil leave and combine ingredients. Fill the hollow of the avocado with the mixture.
4. Sprinkle cheese over the face of the avocado, then bread crumbs, then cheese then bread crumbs. Remember the cheese will melt down quite a bit so more is better than less. (Isn't more cheese alway better anyways).
5. Squeeze a little lemon juice over your masterpiece, and sprinkle a little salt and pepper.
6. Bake for 6 minutes. Remember you want to get the cheese melted, the bread crumbs a little toasty and the avocado warm.

They'll look something like this before you bake. 
These baked avocado were delicious. The combination of the fresh basil and lemon were amazing too. In addition to this being a really quick meal to make avocados have lots of health benefits. They have the highest amount of protein out of all fruits (yes, they are a fruit.) They also contain nearly 20 essential nutrients including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamine and folic acid.


  1. These look delicious! And I totally get what you mean regarding "girl food" when the husbands are away! I usually eat salads, but I will have to try these sometime.

  2. Baked avocados sound delicious! I've never tried them but they sound so simple and healthy.

  3. I am so glad I stumbled onto this recipe! I just bought a bunch of avocados (for the first time ever!) last night. I like them, I just never know how to prepare them. Can't wait to give this a try!! Sounds like a good lunch :)


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