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Easy Smashed Avocado Pepper Cups

One day whilst working from home, I started to get a craving for smashed avocado. The problem was, I had nothing to smash it on to, no bread, no crackers and no roasted potato wedges. I told myself I just couldn’t have it that day.

Well, obviously I couldn’t just sit back and take no for an answer, so I went in search of something else suitable for pairing with the green goddess that is a soft silky avo mixed with olive oil, chilli flakes and other tasty bits. I happened across a juicy red pepper which we’d received in our vegbox, it looked like the perfect sturdy cup.

So, if you have a craving for avocado but have no bread, look no further than this deliciously juicy healthy snack!

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Easy Smashed Avocado Pepper Cups

Serves 2 (For a snack, a half of a pepper serves one person)

Easy – 5-10minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium sized red pepper (yellow pepper would also work well)
  • 1 medium sized ripe avocado
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Small handful of coriander
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Himalayan Salt / Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Optional: handful of cherry tomatoes

Method

  1. Half your pepper. (I did this the normal way by cutting the very top off and then deseeding the pepper – I then used the leftover pepper bits which surround the stalk, chopped up in the avocado. However, you might want to slice the pepper lengthways so it retains its lid!)
  2. Deseed the pepper.
  3. Run a knife around the avocado and twist the two halves apart. Scoop out the juicy flesh into a bowl and discard the stone and skin.
  4. Smash the avocado with a fork against the bowl until it is fairly smooth with a few lumpy bits.
  5. Roughly chop the coriander and add to the bowl, along with a sprinkle of chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Mix well and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Use a spoon to scoop the avocado mix into the two red pepper cups.
  7. Serve on a plate and tuck in! Peter and I used our hands and didn’t bother with cutlery! Saves on washing up!!