Earlier this summer I was reading a recipe for chicken with grilled avocados. It had never occurred to me to heat an avocado. Warming them up a bit on the grill intensifies the flavor and, if possible, makes an avocado even better.

So, next time you think about making guacamole, consider grilling the avocados instead and using it in place of your favorite guacamole. I think you will be happily surprised.

Try it with Red Wine and Thyme Pork Tenderloin or take a tortilla chip and scoop the avocado right out of its shell.

Grilled Avocados













Grilled Avocados
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4-6
  • 3-4 avocados, cut in half and pitted (keep skin on)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  1. Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit. Keep the skin on.
  2. Rub the cut side of avocados with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt, and sprinkle with chili powder.
  3. Preheat grill to medium.
  4. Place avocados, cut side down on the grill and cook until they are gently warmed and flesh is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
Don't overcook the avocado as heating it too long can make it bitter. It's ready when it has nice grill marks and is more "warmed" than "hot."




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2012-08-22T07:24:03+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Sides|Tags: , , , |2 Comments


  1. Elise October 1, 2012 at 1:53 am - Reply

    I asked my husband to pick up an avocado for a dip I was making and he came home with 5 of them. What better time to try out this recipe? Oh my gosh….these were amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe Nicole….grilling the avocados really brings out their delicate yet complex flavor. We served them with the dip (called Cowboy Caviar), tortilla chips, grilled steak tacos, and fresh grilled corn from my parents’ farm. Yum!

    • Nicole October 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Elise – So glad you liked them! And, your meal sounds fabulous. I make a Texas Caviar (beans, peppers – no fish eggs!) that I imagine might be similar to your Cowboy Caviar.

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