Grilled Avocado

  • PrepTime: 5 Mins
  • CookTime: 4 Mins
  • TotalTime: 9 Mins

Ingredient

  1. 2 whole ripe avocados
  2. 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, more as needed
  3. 1 tablespoon light or pure olive oil, more for the grill
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

Instruction

  1. Gather the ingredients.Clean the grates. Prepare a medium-high (400 F to 425 F) indirect gas or charcoal grill fire.
  2. Slice the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit, and immediately cover the flesh with fresh lime juice.
  3. Brush a small amount of olive oil onto the surface of each avocado and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Oil the grates and place the avocados cut side down over indirect heat on the grill.
  5. Grill with the lid open for 4 to 6 minutes until the avocado becomes slightly tender when gently squeezed with tongs. The skin should be crisp and the flesh will have grill marks.
  6. Remove from the grill. Serve with a more lime juice and salt, if desired.

Note

  1. To safely cut avocado, use a sharp chef knife and carefully work your way around the fruit. Set it on a cutting board rather than holding it in your hand. Twist the two halves apart. With the mid-blade to the butt of the knife, strike the into the pit, twist and pull it out.
  2. Place the avocado halves over indirect heat so they won't get hit by flames; you want them to become soft and have grill marks but not charred.
  3. You can cook the avocado indoors; it's best to use a cast-iron grill plate. Don't add oil to the pan, use moderate heat, and check it often to avoid burning. Since the heat is less intense, flip the avocado halves to the backside and cook for a few extra minutes until the flesh softens.
  4. Instead of olive oil, use grapeseed or avocado oil for extra flavor. Other types of high smoke point oils work, too.
  5. Use a flavored oil. Garlic and herb-infused olive oils are excellent, or you can add a little spice with a small amount of chile oil.
  6. Avocado pairs well with several herbs and seasonings. Try grilled avocado with a light brushing of soy sauce or hot sauce, or sprinkle it with fresh chopped basil, cilantro, parsley, or tarragon.
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