Meatless Monday Recipe: Grilled Avocado

Oh there are few things in life I enjoy more than avocado. Plain, in sandwiches, made into guacamole, any way you serve it to me I will eat it, and I've tried it a number of ways, which is why I'm surprised I've never tried it grilled! This recipe, courtesy of the Meatless Mondays website looks AMAZING and I'm going to be trying it tonight, the perfect hot night to eat dinner outdoors. INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 avocados, halved
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • salt, to taste
  • low-fat Greek yogurt, for garnish
  • your choice of salsa (I'm doing some Saratoga HOT Salsa!)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Remove the pit of each avocado by cutting into the pit with a large sharp knife and turning the knife counter-clockwise. Once the knife is properly wedged into the avocado pit, it should be easy to remove the pit from the flesh of the avocado, as you twist and remove the knife.

Whisk together the lime juice and olive oil in a small bowl. Brush each avocado half with the lime juice marinade.

Place each prepared avocado half, flesh side down, over the hot grill. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until grill marks appear and the avocado is warm, but not overly mushy.

Remove the avocado halves from the grill and fill the hole, left by the pits, with salsa. You will have salsa left over after all the holes are filled. Reserve the leftover salsa in the fridge for a future snack or entrée topping.

Squeeze the wedge of lime over the avocado halves and sprinkle lightly with salt. Top the salsa with a dollop sour cream or Greek yogurt, if using.

Consume with a fork or use chips as your utensil and enjoy!