Avocado Recipes – Baked Tomatoes with Avocado

Oven – Gas 5/190C/375F

  • 1 avocado
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh basil, chopped
  • salt, freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, to grease bottom of dish
  • 250g/9 oz/1 cup grated cheese of your choice

Heat the oven. Cut the tomatoes in half, horizontally. Scoop out the flesh. Prepare the avocado, cut into 1/2″ cubes, place into a large bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, add in the flesh of the tomatoes and the herbs. Season and stir in half the grated cheese. Place the mixture into the 4 tomato cases. Bake in the oven until heated through. Serve at once.

Variation – Substitute the cheese buy drizzling some olive oil or sunflower oil over the tomatoes before baking in the oven. Ideal for those on a dairy free or vegan diet. You can also use “dairy free” cheese which is available from specialist health shops and larger grocers or supermarkets.

Avocado Recipes   Baked Tomatoes with Avocado

Herbs – use dried herbs if fresh are not available. If using dried herbs you will need around half the recommended amount. In this case use 1/2 tsp dried basil. You can of course use a different dried herb or add in more if you prefer.

Time – 15 minutes preparation, 15 minutes baking

Serve- As a starter, light lunch or supper dish with hot bread or garlic bread.