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Guacamole Reinvented

Once the flesh has been scooped out, halved avocado skins make pretty single-serving cups for guacamole; serve them on saucers, surrounded by tortilla chips. They make a tasty preamble to a chili supper or a Mexican-style stew such as Vegetarian Posole Stew or Chorizo and Potatoes Tinga.



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3 small avocados
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3 small oranges
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2 cups radishes, diced
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1 ½ cups finely chopped romaine lettuce
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6 green onions, finely chopped (1 cup)
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3 Tbs. lime juice
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¼ cup chopped cilantro
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1-2 drops hot sauce, optional


1. Halve and pit avocados. Score each avocado half 7 times lengthwise and 7 times crosswise to dice. Scoop out with soup spoon, and place avocado dice in large bowl. Reserve avocado shells.

2. Cut peel and pith from oranges with knife, then slice each orange into 4 slices. Cut each orange slice into 6 small triangular pieces. Add to bowl with diced avocado. Add radishes, romaine, green onions, lime juice, cilantro, and hot sauce (if using) to bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and gently toss to coat.

3. Scoop avocado mixture into avocado shells. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information: 

2 g
Total Fat: 
8 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
13 g
0 mg
21 mg
6 g
6 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

Even the male in the house like this dish. We made a meal of it with a vegetable side.

Can't wait to make this! Looks amazing! Can someone suggest something healthier to dip than tortilla chips?

I just made this. Its pretty decent but feels like something is missing from it. Overall it tastes good but I'm unsure if I'd make it again.

With so much left over, the proportions seem to be way off. You will have more than what you can fit back into the shells. I used two juicy minneola oranges and that was more than enough, too.


Was pretty good, will make it again. Left out the onions; we're not big on raw onion. Going to add some seitan in a burrito next time. Was apprehensive about the radish - I don't remember liking radishes - but they didn't distract from anything. Mandarin oranges would probably work well.

I would really miss the tomatoes in this, so I think I will add them, maybe cut back on the oranges or radishes.

Would like to try a vegetarian diet

I love all!!!! thank you for sharing.

This is so delicious! Nice to have a different version of guacamole, my taste buds were going in every direction. Perfect!