Baked Italian Avocado

We first tasted this hot avocado dish in our local Italian restaurant and it soon became a regular at the Fitter Food table. We often serve this simply with pan fried fish or roast chicken stuffed with fresh herbs.

Serves: 2

Prep: 5 Minutes

Cook: 25 Minutes


  • 1 large or 2 medium avocados
  • A cup of passata (enough to cover and create a sauce for the avocado)
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • Handful of olives (preserved in olive oil) sliced
  • Handful fresh basil leaves torn


  1. Peel the avocados, slice in half (remove the stone obviously!) and place the halves in a baking dish.
  2. Place the passata in a bowl and stir in the mixed herbs, basil, chopped garlic and sliced olives, mix well.
  3. Pour the passata mixture over the avocado, it should completely cover the avocado (you can always add extra passata if needed).
  4. Bake in the oven on 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes. A great side dish or quick veggie supper.

Top Tip: Top with grated parmesan or feta cheese before baking in the oven.