Avocado with Bell Pepper and Tomatoes

Photo: Bryan Gardner


  • 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

  • ½ 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


  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.

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