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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

6 medium-sized tomatoes
2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and chopped
1 ½ cup grated Swiss cheese
6 to 10 chopped fresh basil leaves (or 1 tbsp dried basil)
1/4 tsp dried oregano

  • Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half crosswise. Place the halves, open side up, on a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mash together the avocado, grated Swiss cheese, and basil.
  • Bake tomatoes for 5 minutes or until becoming soft. Carefully remove the tomatoes from the oven.
  • Spoon the mixture on top of the tomatoes and sprinkle with oregano, serve hot.

Submitted by Rosemary Devine, Essendon, VIC
"Avo-matoes is a quick and easy snack or side which is great for busy weeknights or lazy weekend cooking using everyday ingredients found in your panty"
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carladecember - on 10 August 2012
I made these for lunch today, with some guac. that I had whipped up and added the basil and oregano. I put them on the smallest tomatoes that I had and OH, MY, GOSH. Excellent and simple. I didn't really know how long to bake them, but, it's not a big deal, they came out great. Thank you. A new family staple! :D

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