Notes: For a refreshing salsa, omit poblano (sometimes called pasilla) chilies and serve pomegranate-avocado mixture with tortilla chips.

Recipe by Sunset September 1998


Recipe Summary

Makes 4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 10- by 15-inch pan, broil poblano chilies 4 to 6 inches from heat, turning as needed, until skins blister and blacken all over, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • When chilies are cool enough to touch, gently pull off and discard skin. Cut a lengthwise slit through 1 side of each chili. Gently scoop out and discard seeds and veins; leave stems on chilies.

  • In a bowl, mix orange juice and lime juice.

  • Peel and pit avocado. Cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch chunks and add to bowl. Add jalapeño chili, green onions, cilantro, and pomegranate seeds. Stir gently to mix salad. Add salt to taste.

  • Lay chilies on plates, slit side up. Spoon equal amounts of salad into each chili; some of the salad will overflow. Sprinkle cotija cheese evenly over stuffed chilies.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; calories from fat 53%; protein 4.2g; fat 9.6g; saturated fat 2.1g; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 2.4g; sodium 102mg; cholesterol 4mg.