Grilled Avocados & the best Guacamole EVER!!
The last few weeks I’ve seen several posts around the net about grilling avocados. Guacamole and avocados are a favorite in our house so I thought I would give it a try… it was different! Now I wouldn’t say this is my favorite but its totally worth a try, grilling adds such a nice smokey flavor.
I found several directions some said to grill them with the skin on and others said with out, I decided to try it both ways! Under the flames the peels shrunk but it was sooooo much easier to flip them. So make sure to leave them on!
Once you remove them from the grill you can mash them and use them in your favorite guac recipe… I included mine… along with my secret ingredients. I guess it isn’t much of a secret anymore! Over the years I have tried many guac recipes and they are all good but nothing compared to this one.
Recipe: Grilled Guacamole
How to Grill the Avocados
- 4 Avocados, ripe but firm
- Olive Oil
- Heat your grill and oil the grates lightly.
- Split each avocado with a knife and remove the pit.
- Lightly brush with oil.
- Arrange avocado halves on the grill and cover.
- Grill for about 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5 minutes. (Keep and eye on the they should be lightly cooked and have grill marks.)
- Take the avocados off the grill let them cool.
Recipe: The Best Guacamole!!
- a splash of lime juice
- salt to taste
- a spoonfull of mayonnaise (sounds strange… but trust me!)
- one clove of garlic (you can use garlic salt just omit the salt from the recipe)
- Smash the avocados with a fork and stir in the juice, salt pepper, mayonnaise, garlic and salsa.
- Serve with chips.
I don’t measure anything out I just eyeball it but you will want to add enough mayo to make the guacamole creamy, usually just a small spoonful. Only add a small splash of lime or you could use lemon, the acid helps it from turning brown. You need to add enough salsa to give it flavor, if you add too much it will have a darker coloring… but it will still taste delicious. I make homemade salsa and keep it handy in the fridge. Using salsa is so much easier then chopping up the ingredients. You can use garlic salt, powder or fresh depending on what you have handy.
Meal type: side dish
Culinary tradition: Mexican
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