There are many avocado recipes to choose from and avocado also features in a lot of grilled vegetable recipes. When making grilled vegetable dishes, the griddle marks look very attractive, no matter which vegetables you are grilling. This is an ideal recipe for outdoor grilled vegetables and you can be as creative as you like with the fillings. Try the avocado plain or have a filling. If this is going to be an appetizer try something colorful in there or if it is just a simple side dish with your beef then you might want to add seasonings only rather than a filling or even have them plain.
You can make either avocado slices and serve them with a dipping sauce, stuffed avocado halves, or a combination of the two, like in the following recipe. For a tasty and deliciously different grilled mixed vegetables recipe, get some avocados and try this easy recipe out. For sure you will not be disappointed. A lot of people cook their meat on the barbeque and serve cold sliced or cubed avocado on the side, or mash it into guacamole with lime juice and seasonings. This is not too different – you are just warming the avocado through. It will still have the flavor of guacamole but a firmer texture.
All you need for this super-simple dish are your avocados, some lemon or lime juice, oil and seasoned salt. That is the basic recipe anyway, and if you want to add cheese, salsa, ham or other ingredients feel free, and really make this recipe your own. A lot of people never considered grilling avocado before, or even cooking it. If you ever inadvertently cut open an avocado and find it to be a lot harder than you anticipated, cooking is one clever way to disguise your mistake.
To tell whether or not an avocado is ripe you should press into the pointed end. If it gives easily it is ripe. If it feels firm the avocado will be firm. If it feels rock hard the avocado is not yet ready to eat. Use firm to ripe ones for this recipe so they do not turn mushy. Cooking will soften them a bit but not much so although the cooking process helps to disguise the fact they are not perfectly ripe it is not going to soften them a lot. The fact they are served warm is what really makes these great.
The nutty, creamy smoothness of avocado is always tasty whether the avocado is hot or cold, but add some citrus juice, oil and salt and you can convert you avocado into a grill-marked warm feast for anyone who likes Mexican flavors. Perhaps you are making these as a mid-afternoon snack or addition to your buffet but they make great appetizers too, or you could serve them as a side dish with some beef or pork on the side. This versatile recipe is so easy to make that it is well worth bookmarking because avocado is always good, and even better, it is packed with heart-healthy oils.
- 3 large ripe avocados
- 3 tablespoons lemon or limejuice
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Seasoned salt to taste
- Choose from ½ cup salsa, grated cheese, cured ham, marie rose sauce, grilled baby tomatoes or a combination of these.
- Preheat the grill to medium.
- Cut one avocado in half. Remove the seed. Cut the other two avocados into slices. Drizzle all the avocado pieces with lemon or limejuice and brush with olive oil.
- Place the avocado slices on the grill and cook for 2 minutes each side.
- Place the 2 half shells on the grill and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Fill the avocado halves with salsa or any other ingredients you like, such as cured ham, a grilled baby tomato, grated cheese or Marie rose sauce.
Here you can see a picture of the grilled avocado, and it is true this is a wonderful and healthy alternative to beef or meat, as avocado is high in the good fats our bodies need to function properly. It is also a delightfully refreshing change from the normal grilled vegetable recipes you may be used to and is quite tasty and filling. This makes a fabulous appetizer or side dish if you want to have it with your barbequed meat, so get creative and put this together with one of your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes. The two are sure to be wonderful together.
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