4-Layer Stuffed Avocado

4-Layer Stuffed Avocado
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Avocados are filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and are a low-carb source of fiber. Here we top half an avocado with black beans and salsa for simple southwest snack or side dish. You can use your favorite jarred salsa, or try this recipe for homemade Almost Smooth Salsa.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 avocado half
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 avocado half
  • Amount per serving Calories 160

  • Total Fat 12g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 6g
    • Total Sugars 2g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 5g
  • Potassium 490mg
  • Phosphorus 95mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 2 1/2 Fat



  • black beans (drained and rinsed)
    1/3 cup
  • avocados
  • Plain Nonfat Greek yogurt
    4 tbsp
  • salsa
    4 tbsp
  • reduced-fat shredded cheddar or Mexican-style cheese
    4 tsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • lime (quartered)


  1. Place the beans in a small bowl. Using the back of a fork, mash until they reach an almost smooth consistency.

  2. Cut avocados in half and remove the pits. In the center of each avocado, layer 1 tablespoon of the beans, 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt, and 1 tablespoon of salsa and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of cheese. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the avocados. Serve each avocado half with 1 slice of lime to squeeze over the dish.

  • Recommended

    Took 5 minutes to make for 4 people as a side. Was yummy - my teen and husband liked it; my picky 11yo wouldn’t try it this time but that’s ok. A crazy easy, healthy comfort food that would make a good snack, lunch or side.