Spicy Avocado Snack


This fresh, fast, and easy snack is heart-healthy and delicious. I have tried lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, Meyer lemon, key limes and Satsuma juices and I like good 'ol fashioned lemon the best, but please experiment to your own tastes!

close up view of sliced avocados with tomatoes on a plate, garnished with fresh herbs
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup ripe avocado, halved and pitted

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Valentina®), or to taste

  • 2 pinches kosher salt


  1. Slice the meat of each avocado half 3 or 4 times in one direction, turn avocado and slice 3 or 4 more slices perpendicular to the first slices creating 8 to 12 small cubes still attached to the peel.

  2. Drizzle lemon juice over each avocado and top with kosher salt. Drizzle hot sauce over each. Eat with a fork or spoon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
11g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 776mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 39mg 197%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 415mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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