Tomatoes Stuffed with Guacamole

Look for very small on-the-vine tomatoes for this. Just don't use plum tomatoes, because they won't sit up straight. This appetizer should be served as soon as it's made so the guacamole doesn't discolor.

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12 small (2- to 2 1/2-inch) tomatoes
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
3 firm-ripe Hass avocados
2 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp. finely chopped cilantro
2 tsp. minced fresh jalapeño chile, including seeds
1/2 tsp. salt


1. Cut a thin slice from stem end of each tomato and scoop out and discard seeds with a small spoon. Carefully scoop out pulp to form a tomato shell, then finely chop pulp.

2. Drizzle inside of each tomato shell with oil and lime juice and let stand at room temperature while making guacamole.

3. In a bowl, coarsely mash avocado with a fork. Fold in chopped tomato pulp, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and salt.

4. Spoon guacamole into tomato shells, mounding it up.