Jul 24

Grilled Avocado with Pico de Gallo

Grilled Avocado

As I've mentioned in the past, we love to grill and it's our main cooking method during the summer months. Unfortunately, all of this rain lately has put quite a damper on grilling.


Now I don't mind grilling in a light drizzle, but these heavy rains are bordering on ridiculous. My garden looks like an overgrown jungle, my poor peach tree's branches are breaking under the weight of their bounty, and don't even get me started on trying to keep up with cutting our grass.

But yesterday was bright and beautiful (aside from a couple of quick storms), so we were finally able to fire up the grill again. In honor of the occasion, we decided to try a new side dish -- grilled avocados. I'm all about simple and easy sides for busy evenings, and this grilled avocado recipe fits both of these criteria!

In fact, it's so easy that I'm not sure that this grilled avocado recipe qualifies as a recipe... Maybe it's more of a method. Regardless, here's how I make them.

Grilling Avocados

Start by cutting three ripe avocados in half and removing the pits. Brush the cut side with a little olive oil and squeeze some fresh lime juice over each.

Grilled Avocados

Grill them cut side down over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. Try not to move them around (and don't peek!) so they develop those lovely grill marks.

Remove them from the grill and fill each half with pico de gallo and sprinkle with kosher salt. For a super easy side, I like to pick up a container of Marketside Spicy Pico de Gallo at Walmart. You'll find it in the fresh produce section, and the taste is out of this world. It rivals my fresh tomato salsa!

Grilled Avocado Recipe

Serve these yummy grilled avocados with an additional sprinkling of chopped, fresh cilantro and a couple of lime wedges.

Grilled Avocado Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Grilled Avocado Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup pico de gallo or fresh tomato salsa
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and brush the cut sides with olive oil. Squeeze half of a lime over top of all of them.
  2. Grill them cut side down over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Fill each avocado half with pico de gallo and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  4. Serve with a sprinkling of chopped fresh cilantro (optional) and extra lime wedges.

http://unsophisticook.com/grilled-avocado-recipe/



Grilled avocados would be a fantastic side for my Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken or Grilled Shrimp Tacos!

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Shaina July 25, 2013 at 12:39 am

Avocado anything makes me happy, on the grill doubles that.
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Angie July 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

What a great idea to grill the avocado, so smart!
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Cindy July 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

Looks Delicious! I am going to give this a try!

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Paula - bell'alimento July 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

I absolutely love grilling avocados brings out the smokiness!
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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I haven’t tried grilling avocados just yet but that’s next on my list! And stuffing them with pico de gallo is pure GENIUS!
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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch July 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

This is a great idea and I’m sure it is delicious!!!
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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen July 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm

I just bought some avocados today and I must give this a try. Gorgeous photos!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles July 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I’ve never grilled avocados, but can only imagine how wonderful it tastes. Love the little stuffing of pico!
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Debra Elliott August 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I love avocados. Yummy in my tummy
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Ellen Christian August 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Yum! I’ve never tried grilling an avocado before!
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