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Avocado Dream Boats Recipe

Avocado Dream Boats Recipe

Researchers conclude that avocados, rich in monosaturated fats, are actually healthy for our hearts, so we are pleased to include this romantic tribute to those satiny green-gold wonders: avocado shells stuffed with a mixture of avocado, tomato, scallions, and herbs, lightly dressed with olive oil, make a Mediterranean-style side dish so pretty and so luscious it just might inspire some passionate Latin-style hand-kissing from your honey!

Try making these for your own dream boat. You‘ll know that, even though they taste decadently rich, they’re actually good for you both.


3 ripe avocados (we prefer the dark-skinned kind)
1/2 fresh lemon
1 cup canned diced tomatoes, well-drained
3 scallions, chopped, including the green parts
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (or 1 teaspoon, dried)
1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small garlic clove, pressed or finely minced
salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

1. Slice avocados in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the flesh, discarding the pits and leaving the shells intact.

2. Coarsely chop the avocado flesh and place it in a bowl, sprinkling it with the juice from the fresh lemon. Add tomatoes, scallions, parsley, basil, and rosemary, stirring to combine.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic clove, salt, and pepper and pour over avocado-tomato mixture.

4. Mound this mixture into the avocado “boats” and serve.

Serves 6.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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8:32AM PST on Feb 14, 2010

Sounds delicious!

10:01PM PST on Jan 5, 2010

WOW... I almost lost my breath there for a second... that looks amazing. Can't wait to try it out, avocados and scallions = delicious.

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