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Grilled Guacamole

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  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Grilled avocados and onions give a smoky twist on classic guacamole.
by: Girl Who Ate Everything
Updated Dec 23, 2014
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  • 6 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
  • 2 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1
    Spray grill rack with cooking spray and preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • 2
    Place avocado halves flesh side down on the grill. Place red onion rings on the grill. Grill the avocados and onions for 3-4 minutes or until grill marks are visible. Remove from grill and let cool.
  • 3
    Once avocados have cooled for a couple of minutes, scoop them out of their skin using a spoon and dice coarsely. Place in a large bowl.
  • 4
    Dice the onion and add it to the bowl.
  • 5
    Add the tomato, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Stir together well, slightly mashing the mixture.
  • 6
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 7
    Place plastic wrap directly in contact with the guacamole so the mixture doesn't oxidize, and chill in the refrigerator for at least a half hour before serving. Serve with chips.

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  • Holy guacamole!

    If you haven’t tried this grilled version of guacamole, you’re missing out on a whole lot of flavor!

    This Grilled Guacamole is made from fresh summer vegetables that are thrown on the grill to add a rich smoky twist to classic guacamole.

    As with most foods, grilling the vegetables enhances the deep natural flavors, and in this case it was no exception. You can just lightly toast your avocados and onions on the grill or grill them longer like I did here to get those beautifully defined grill marks and a slightly smokier taste.

    Grilling the avocados for just a couple of minutes causes them to start to caramelize and make already creamy avocados even creamier. If you are daring, you could even throw your tomatoes on the grill, but I prefer mine raw and firm to contrast with the rest of the guacamole.

    It’s amazing what just a few minutes on the grill can do to put a little excitement into old boring guacamole. Throw all of the diced ingredients into a bowl and mash them slightly with a fork. I’m a guacamole purist and prefer mine on the chunky side served with salty tortilla chips.

    Yum! This version of guacamole will have you running back to your grill for more.

    Veggie Grillables 

    If you’re into your grill this summer, try some of these grilled vegetable recipes:

    Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob
    Grilled Chile-Corn Tomatoes
    Grilled Jalepeno Poppers
    Grilled Vegetable Salsa
    Lemon-Pepper Grilled Asparagus  

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