Friday, July 15, 2011

Grilled Avocados {Vegan}

Day 196.

We are a home of avocado lovers. I think avocado and it's delicious progeny guacamole is one of those things people either love or hate. I remember asking my dad when I was a pre-teen how people could like guacamole. He said it was an "acquired taste." My response: "Why would you want to acquire it?" Obviously, I've since changed my tune. Our whole family loves guacamole. Yes, even the toddlers. When we go out for Mexican food, we're lucky if we get to eat any of it at all. Bug grabs a chip and scoops the "wahka" in like crazy. So, I overestimated the amount of avocados I needed for another recipe and blessedly ended up with a need to create a new dish. I have never grilled an avocado, nor stuffed it. But by golly I'm glad I have now.

Grilled Avocados
Adapted from Grilled Avocado with Corn Relish.
Ingredients
  • 4 avocados, halved and pitted
  • lime juice
  • kosher salt
  • 10.5 ounces Rotel
  • 15 ounces black beans, drained
  • .625 cups    onion, diced
  • 15 ounces corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 6 ounces black olives, sliced
Directions
Sprinkle a bit of lime juice and kosher salt on cut avocados. Grill avocados, cut-side down, for 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients in a bowl.

Spoon about 2 tablespoons of salsa into pit depression.

The Results
Wow. Why have I not grilled avocado before? Just the avocado itself, untopped was fantastic. And with the salsa it was like eating a fresh grilled guacamole, sort of deconstructed. We had ours with tortilla chips and even rolled a couple into burritos. Fantastic. I'm making a salad with the grilled avocado this weekend. Yum.

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8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I MUST try grilling avocado. I'm totally in love with avocados, but nope, never tried them grilled. On my to-do list, these sound fantastic!

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  2. This looks great and I just so happen to have some avocados in my fridge right now! Great contender for the family picnic this week!! :0

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

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  3. Never tried grilling avocados, that's great! Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday. See you next week! http://bit.ly/npf0ml

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  4. I have never heard about grilling avocado, but I'm so glad you shared this wonderful idea! I love the stuffing too. Fantastic recipe!

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  5. I love avacados and this looks amazing. Must try.

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  7. Avocados are one of my favorite things, I have never had them grilled though. I will have to try that!

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  8. I have never considered this, but I'm going to try it. Looks yummy.

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