Monday, September 17, 2012

Baked Guacamole

If you read this blog with any regularity at all, you are quite aware of my crush on avocado.  If this is your first time stopping by, well, now you know, too!
I love avocados for their flavor, their protein and healthy fat, and the fact that they can be used as a main course, a side dish, or a supporting ingredient in a smoothie or sauce.
I am pretty sure that I invented this recipe, but perhaps I didn't.  Years ago my Grandma Mary was cooking dinner for us and she said that she had invented a new dish with shrimp, butter and garlic.  I remember my mom saying: "Oh, you mean Shrimp Scampi?"
So, it is in my genetic code to think that I have invented something when perhaps I have not.  If you are reading this and you are the true inventor of Baked Guacamole, please let me know :)

Baked Guacamole

2 Avocados
1/4 cup banana peppers
1 lime wedge
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fresh salsa (make sure it has onions and cilantro so you achieve that yummy guac flavor)

Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the good stuff into a baking dish.  Squeeze in some lime juice.  (I also like to add a splash of the juice from the banana peppers, but that's just me)  Using a fork mash the avocado.  Add the banana peppers and stir until combined.  Top with shredded cheese.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.  Top with a few dollops of salsa.   

Serving Suggestions:
  • with tortilla chips as a dip--not just for parties but for a fun lunch option!
  • top rice or quinoa with Baked Guacamole for a meal or sidedish.
  • serve as a partner to grilled chicken or seafood.  


  1. Wow that looks awesome...and between you and me I have a crush on avocado too! (dont tell no one). Never thought of baking guac, going to have to give it a try!

    1. Your secret is safe with me :) I wasn't sure what I would think of warm avocado, but after trying it grilled and now baked, I love it! A whole new dimension of flavor.


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