Broiled Avocado with Cayenne, Lime, and Parmesan

Broiled Avocado with Cayenne, Lime, and Parmesan | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on October 4, 2012 · 10 comments

You know it’s hot when you walk outside and there is a sea of dead worms on your sidewalk.

Everyone is still watering their lawns here, so the worms escape to the surface thinking “Whew! I’m not going to drown!” And then BAM! they burn to a crisp from the blazing sun. 

Wow. That’s sort of a sad story, huh?

My point is that it’s still hotter than the Devil’s armpit where I am. BUT, the forecast for next week is showing a dip to the mid 80s – pretty crazy when 85 degrees sounds cool – so I’m hopeful that soups aren’t too much farther away. We’ll see.

While we wait for that temperature shift, look what I’ve been having for a mid-afternoon snack.

It’s got it all going on: 1) great flavor combo – salty, tangy, and slightly spicy 2) it’s filling 3) it’s healthy, and 4) isn’t it pretty? I just love green.

…including my green lawn. Come December I will be grateful for the higher temperatures and the fact that it’s not covered with snow.

Broiled Avocado with Cayenne, Lime, and Parmesan
Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
• 1 avocado
• pinch of cayenne to taste
• juice from one lime
• 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
• 1 mini bagel (optional)
• chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions
Preheat your oven for broil and place rack in the second slot down.

Slice the avocado in half and remove the seed. Using a sharp knife, cut a criss-cross pattern about 3/4 of the way through. Sprinkle with the cayenne, then drizzle the lime juice. Top with the Parmesan.

Place avocado halves on a cookie sheet and cook under the broiler for 4-5 minutes.

Eat the flesh with a fork or do what I do and transfer it onto bagel halves and sprinkle with parsley.

(slightly adapted from Morsel and Musings)

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Mom January 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I made this recently (twice in fact) and love it for a quick bite. So easy!

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Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today October 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

I wouldn’t like to see a sea of dead worms, hahaha. Sounds horrible. But I’d totally like to taste avocado in this form.

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the wicked noodle October 5, 2012 at 5:48 am

I have a TON of avocados on my counter, courtesy of a Costco trip earlier this week. YAY for a yummy new way to use them!

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Joanne October 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm

This summer while I was marathon training it was SO hot most of the time that a high of 85 actually did sound cool!

I am loving the sound of these avocadoes…especially on a bagel for lunch.

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Jen October 4, 2012 at 8:45 am

Oh my gawd these look YUMMY!!!!!

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Jen October 4, 2012 at 8:45 am

Drooling….

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Jen October 4, 2012 at 8:45 am

Wanna make me breakfast on Saturday morning?

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Amy October 4, 2012 at 11:09 am

HEE. You would love this :D

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Jenna October 4, 2012 at 6:53 am

Ouch–I’m so glad the heat has left us up here in Chi-town. In fact, after today (high = 77) we’re supposed to drop into the 50s. =) This makes me quite happy.
And I’ve never tried to cook an avocado–but now I think I have to.

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pam October 4, 2012 at 6:17 am

This looks fantastic! AND, not hot here. As a matter of fact we are supposed to drop into the 40’s a few days next week! I’m ready for boots and sweaters.

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