Velvety smooth avocados are charred and filled with salsa, then topped with melted cheese to make the perfect summer appetizer or side dish. Or, add them to your favorite guacamole recipe for a smoky dip!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: grilled avocados
Author: Melissa Howell
1/4cupshredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
fresh minced cilantro
Cut avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pits and gently scoop the flesh from the peels with a spoon, keeping the flesh fully in tact.
Combine the olive oil and lime juice and brush over all sides of the avocados. Sprinkle the tops with kosher salt.
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat (about 350-400 degrees)
Place avocados cut-side-down on the hot grill over medium for about 5 minutes, or until nicely browned. Turn avocados over and place a spoonful of salsa in the center of each, then top with shredded cheese.
Close or cover the grill and heat about 5 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Remove the avocados with tongs. Sprinkle with snipped cilantro and serve immediately. If desired, you can plate them on a bed of lettuce with additional salsa and sour cream.
Near ripe avocados will work; they will become creamy and smooth as they cook.