Broiled Avocado with Goat Cheese + Mango Salsa

Happy (almost) Cinco de Mayo!!! Spring is officially here, so bring on the margaritas! Like I give those up during winter... yah right.  If avocados continue to bless up with their presence on this earth, this will be your new favorite way to eat them.  You may already be aware of my affinity for goat cheese but next to sour dough bread, avocados are my next favorite food.  In this recipe I combine them. MAGIC.  Broiled avocados with goat cheese and mango salsa makes an easy gourmet snack or appetizer, and I bet if you put a fried egg on top, breakfast. 

Broiled Avocado with Goat Cheese + Mango Salsa

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 Tablespoons goat cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mango salsa
  • 1 lime
  • olive oil
  • sprinkle of salt
  • cilantro for garnishing
  • hot sauce to taste

Method

Preheat oven to broil. Halve and deseed avocado.  Place on a baking sheet cut side up.  Fill the seed hole with goat cheese and sprinkle the whole top side of the avocado with a little olive oil.  Pour mango salsa over the top of the avocado and goat cheese.  Place in oven and allow to broil for about 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.  (The avocado will become bright green like when greens are blanched). Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt, a spritz of lime, a couple dashed of hot sauce, and garnish with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

                    xo,