5 Ingredients or Fewer

Avocado Pesto Stuffed Peppers

June  2, 2013
7 Ratings
  • Serves 4 to 6
Author Notes

I love jalapeno poppers, but these are the non-spicy (healthier!) version. With only 3 ingredients, they are super simple to make, and are always a hit at a party. —Erin Gleeson

What You'll Need
  • 10 small sweet peppers
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite pesto
  1. Cut the stems off of the peppers and use a spoon to remove the seeds.
  2. In a bowl with a fork (or in a food processor) mash up the avocados and pesto until creamy. Add a pinch of salt.
  3. Using a big ziplock bag with the corner snipped off (the stronger freezer bags work the best), pipe the mixture into mini sweet bell peppers with the stems chopped off. Serve as an appetizer or side dish.

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Erin Gleeson is a food photographer and blogger for The Forest Feast, www.theforestfeast.com, which she started after moving from NYC to a cabin in the woods. Her photos have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and cookbooks including The New York Times Dining Section and The James Beard Foundation, and her first cookbook, The Forest Feast, comes out next year (Spring 2014, Abrams). More of her work can be seen at www.theforestfeast.com.

5 Reviews

dtoddy80 April 15, 2023
These were delicious. The looked pretty plates and had great color.
Laffy T. June 2, 2019
So simple, so good!
plainhomecook March 22, 2014
I couldn't find little sweet peppers so I cut large ones into quarters and scooped the pesto guacamole into them. Perfect for the potluck at my son's school. Thanks!
JanetFL June 5, 2013
Wonderful! These will be making an appearance at our 4th of July picnic.
sexyLAMBCHOPx June 2, 2013
this looks healthy, easy and tasty - perfect for BBQ's! I love stuffing grilled sweet or red peppers, since I cant take the heat of jalapeno's. Will make soon.