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Avocado with Bell Pepper and Tomatoes

Whole Living, January/February 2012
  • Yield Serves 1
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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and seeded
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro, plus leaves for garnish

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, garlic, and cayenne. Season with salt.

  2. Scoop out meat from avocado halves and chop. Transfer to a bowl and add bell pepper, tomatoes, scallion, and cilantro.

  3. Drizzle with dressing and season with salt. Gently stir to combine. Spoon mixture into avocado shells. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (21)

  • LittleRedFrog 23 Jan, 2014

    This was nice! Nicer than I had expected at first. While I'm a HUGE fan of avocados, raw peppers are really my friends. It's actually the dressing that brings everything together! Yummy dressing and very versatile too!!
    I was also worried that it wouldn't be enough and I was wrong, it was just enough (slightly on the not-enough side but this is a cleanse after all).

  • KAH 18 Sep, 2013

    This was amazing! My husband, who isn't doing the cleanse, made it clear he'd love to take some for lunch one day. It's so fresh and wonderful and I felt full well until evening.

  • Annalea13 6 Jan, 2013

    This recipe basically inspired the making of some guacamole. Avocado, garlic, lemon/lime, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper to taste. Also feel free to add the tomatoes. I used carrot sticks and bell peppers to dip! Yummy and easy easy!

  • Annalea13 6 Jan, 2013

    This recipe basically inspired the making of some guacamole. Avocado, garlic, lemon/lime, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper to taste. Also feel free to add the tomatoes. I used carrot sticks and bell peppers to dip! Yummy and easy easy!

  • jamie9793 4 Jan, 2013

    This recipe was pretty good. I am not a fan of tomatoes but even found them to be tolerable. It was also pretty filling and I loved the avocado!

  • EKEpling 14 Jun, 2012

    By far my #1 favorite recipe for this fast! Very filling, I typically couldn't eat the last few bites, so my husband stepped in :)

  • bridarcy 6 Jun, 2012

    this recipe is about 345 calories, give or take.

  • mandajean526 25 Mar, 2012

    I adore this recipe. I was a little unsure at first, but it turned out wonderful. Instead of stuffing everything into the avocado shell, I spoon the avocado out and dice it up, then toss everything together into a salad bowl. Just as delicious! It is VERY filling because of the nutrient density of the avocado - held me over until dinner. I go easy on the extra oil because avocados are already loaded with healthy fats! Will definitely be enjoying this one more often.

  • sho12t33 1 Feb, 2012

    Does anyone know how many calories this meal contains? Thanks...

  • marclis 31 Jan, 2012

    Love this recipe!!

  • Yanza 18 Jan, 2012

    This was the best so far. I used the whole yellow pepper. I also added a mandarin orange. It was so yummy!

  • 802karen 13 Jan, 2012

    This was by far the favorite meal - great taste, nice portion and left feeling filled and satisfied. The key is to have quality produce - don't skimp on icky tomatoes or iffy avocados. If cilantro isn't your thing (some think it tastes like soap) substitute with parsley. You won't be disappointed.

  • VUKuhl 12 Jan, 2012

    Favorite recipe so far, I ate it for dinner the other night after screwing up the beet soup and it was filling enough and fantastic. I had it again for lunch the next day!

  • VUKuhl 12 Jan, 2012

    Favorite recipe so far, I ate it for dinner the other night after screwing up the beet soup and it was filling enough and fantastic. I had it again for lunch the next day!

  • moonblisser 10 Jan, 2012

    This is probably my favorite lunch recipe of the cleanse so far! It's the perfect light lunch and I adore all of the flavors and textures that harmonize just right. Plus, there's no cooking involved and it's super quick & easy to make. A+!

  • harmonsx42 5 Jan, 2012

    I LOVE IT! It doesnt get any better than this. I love all of the fresh flavors. Re-do for sure on this recipe.

  • HisSonflower 5 Jan, 2012

    I could eat this EVERYDAY! So good. Lemon juice works just as good as the lime juice would.

  • Pamela12 4 Jan, 2012

    Excellent

  • SpeedyMommy 4 Jan, 2012

    This is a delicious and light lunch. I am going to use about half the lime next time, though.

  • MsTwizz 3 Jan, 2012

    My boyfriend and I started this cleansing plan today and I made this salad for our lunch. It was sooooo good I wanted more! We will definately make this again....even when not cleansing! :o)

  • Barlabean 3 Jan, 2012

    Yummy!