Avocados may be amazing on their own, but they’re even better when they’re grilled and served with bacon.
Try this recipe to enjoy this delicious, rich treat whenever you want! Read on to find out how easy it is to make, and why it’s so good!
What you will need?
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 ripe avocados, cut in half and pits removed Salt to taste Ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
What you need to do: 1. Combine mayonnaise with chili powder and mix well. 2. Spread one-quarter of the mixture on each avocado half, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle with lime juice 3. Grill cut-side down for a few minutes until brown grill marks appear on the skin side 4. Serve hot or cold 5. Enjoy!
Note: This recipe makes enough sauce for four halves of avocado. If you want more sauce, double it up or add some more spices to your liking.
How to make it?
It’s as easy as cutting an avocado in half, flipping it onto a hot grill, and cooking it for a few minutes until it’s slightly charred. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper, drizzle with lime juice, add slices of tomato and onion (or jalapeno) and dig in!
Make sure to eat those wholesome fats. Avocados are rich in good fats – just make sure not to go overboard on portions: one-half of a medium avocado has about 44 grams of healthy fat — more than 50 percent of your daily value.
Use these tasty little fruits as an alternative to butter or oil when sautéing vegetables or mixing up salad dressings. They can also be used in place of mayo or sour cream; try adding some mashed avocados to tuna or chicken salads for added flavor and nutrition.
If you’re watching your weight, remember that avocados contain almost 20 calories per ounce; so if you need to avoid overindulging, use them sparingly. For example: Take two halves of a ripe avocado, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh into a bowl large enough for both halves.
Mash avocado with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves and 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper; mix well. Spoon mixture back into skins of avocado halves and serve immediately.
Serves 2. A quick note on serving size: One serving is equal to one-half of a medium avocado, which contains approximately 135 calories, 9 g total fat (1 g saturated), 11 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, and 10 g protein. This recipe makes two servings but is easily doubled or tripled depending on how many people you plan to serve.
If you want to take your avocado recipe up a notch, consider adding one or more of these garnishes. Most are simple to prepare and add an interesting twist on something that’s already delicious:
- Roasted red bell pepper.
- Fresh cilantro leaves or diced green onions.
- Fried tortilla strips (tostadas).
- Toasted sesame seeds.
- Shredded cheese (e.g., queso fresco, Parmesan).
- Sliced jalapeno peppers (leave seeds out if you don’t like it spicy).
- Fresh lime juice or mild vinegar such as balsamic or rice wine vinegar.
Whether you eat yours with breakfast, lunch, dinner, as a snack, or dessert — they’re always welcome on my table!
Who knew that grilling an avocado would be one of life’s greatest pleasures? Do you have a favorite grilled avocado recipe? If so, feel free to share it in a comment! Thanks for reading and enjoy!
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