The avocado dunk can be made a day in advance. To keep the color green, place avocado seed in the mixture. The jalapeños can be broiled a day ahead and stored in an airtight container; they can then be stuffed and baked on the day of the party.

Chef Terry Conlan
Recipe by Cooking Light May 1999


Recipe Summary

10 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed jalapeños and 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado dunk)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler.

  • To prepare stuffed jalapeños, place peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 12 minutes or until blackened, turning occasionally. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes; peel jalapeños. Cut a lengthwise slit in each, discarding stems, seeds, and membranes.

  • Place a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over low heat until hot. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic, and cook 5 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat; stir in crabmeat, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Divide crab mixture evenly among jalapeños (each will be very full).

  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl at high speed of a mixer until soft peaks form. Fold in yogurt.

  • Combine breadcrumbs, cornmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Dip each stuffed jalapeño in the egg white mixture; dredge in the breadcrumb mixture. Place the breaded jalapeños on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly spray jalapeños with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden.

  • To prepare avocado dunk, place avocado and remaining ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; calories from fat 15%; fat 2.2g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 21.7g; fiber 2.1g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 1.7mg; sodium 520mg; calcium 57mg.