This is a very simple, healthy, and quick snack recipe using Avocados. These gorgeous baked avocado wedges are served with a recycled yogurt dip.
This baked avocado recipe is dedicated to my little princess who can’t pronounce avocado clearly, but she loves them. Avadaduu.... as she calls them are one of my favorites too.
When I made baked avocado the first time, I was sure that she will like it. She took it in her hands, glared at it, took a tiny nibble, and went running into the living room. I thought I sold it. 5 minutes later, she came back into the kitchen. Without looking at her I grabbed another piece and bent to hand her. She simply shook her head and returned the first one to me… She didn’t like it!
But I love them, how can she not like it. I did extra crumb coating next time…. no success….. then I spiced them a bit… still no success.
She still doesn’t eat them. But in pursuit to make her like, I did experiment with them a lot and this particular recipe is one of my favorites.
Possibilities with avocado are endless. Its flavor is subtle, neutral, yet very characteristic. It has the versatility to go sweet or savory track. Today we are on a savory track. A very simple, healthy, and quick snack recipe using avocados.
The key to this recipe is to choose the right avocado. The avocado should be ripe but firm. The overripe ones become very difficult to handle and have no texture to them. So, choose the ones that are at the right stage of ripeness.
Normally egg is used for stick crumbs but since I am a vegetarian, I have to come up with some alternative. So, I normally use my homemade yogurt with 1 teaspoon of water. The ones that I make at home has a tart flavor to it, which goes so well with the creaminess of avocadoes. For all those who do not make yogurt at home, I have tried this recipe with Plain Greek yogurt. Plain yogurt worked equally well. Just ass ¼ teaspoon of lime juice to bump up the acidity and some water to fix the consistency.
I have added fresh mint and oregano leaves to add some aromatic edge to the sauce and wedges overall. The same yogurt mix will be mixed with some mayo to make the dipping sauce. I add half a chopped jalapeno in the sauce for some heat. You can go crazy with some chili flakes if you want to visit that heat zone.
Baked Avocado Wedges with a yogurt dip
- 2 Large Just Ripe avocados
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 4 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Black pepper
- ½ teaspoon Chili flakes
- A Handful Mint leaves
- 7-8 Leaves Fresh Oregano
- ¼ teaspoon Lime juice
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Chaat masala
- ½ Jalapeno finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 410 0F.
- Cut the avocados into wedges or say 1-inch-thick slices. Take care to choose avocadoes that are ripe and firm.
- In a bowl take Greek yogurt and mix lime juice to it. Add salt, pepper, chili flakes, finely chopped mint and oregano leaves. Mix everything to form a thin paste. Add ½ tbsp. of water to fix the consistency if needed.
- Dip the avocado wedges into the yogurt mixture and crumb coat with Italian crumbs. (Reserve the leftover yogurt mixture)
- Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Drizzle avocado wedges with oil before popping them into your oven.
- Bake for about 17-20 minutes until the exterior crumbs become golden brown.
- Once out of the oven, sprinkle the avocado wedges with Chaat masala.
- Into the remaining yogurt mixture that we used for dipping the avocado wedges, add the mayonnaise and finely chopped jalapeno. Mix well to make the dipping sauce.
- Serve the hot avocado wedges with yogurt mayo dipping sauce.
- Make sure to choose the right avocadoes. Just ripe and not at all overripe.
- Lock that green color of the avocadoes with a drizzle of lime juice.
- Use your choice of bread crumbs, panko, Japanese, Italian, totally your choice.
- Taste the yogurt mix to adjust the seasoning before dipping the avocado slices.
- It is a small recipe. Scale as per your need.
- Replace fresh Oregano with half a teaspoon of dry oregano.
- Replace fresh mint with 1 teaspoon of dry mint powder.