Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Grilled guacamole



Avocados.  I didn't start eating them until I was 32.  And at that point I could only tolerate a few slices on a bacon cheese burger covered in blue cheese dressing.  When "J" started eating solid foods one of the first and still to this day favorite is avocados.  She can eat them directly out of the skin-no salt, no pepper, no hot sauce, just plain old avocado in a primal fashion.

Enjoy this guacamole with corn chips, next to your steak, on top of your burger or just eat straight out of the serving bowl with a spoon. Traditionally a jalapeno is also mixed in...but with a three year old I cut it out of the recipe.

This is a non measured "add X" amount recipe.  Sorry.

Ingredients: (makes serving for 2 adults and 1-3 yo)
2 Avocados
1/4 onion chopped (or grill a couple of round slices and then chop)
1 lime (but I use 2 because I like the extra lime juice flavor)
Cilantro (small bunch) chopped
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Optional:
1 small tomato diced and added to mix
1 jalapeno (grilled and seeds removed) chopped
Hot sauce

Directions:
1. Heat grill

2. Slice avocado in a long quarters i.e. top to bottom leaving skin on
3. Slice limes in half
4. When grill is hot place avocado and limes over medium to high heat for about 3 minutes
5. As items grill flip gently with a bbq spatula
6. Once the avocados get grill marks, like a steak, on both sides remove from heat - the limes should be done about the same time
7. Remove avocado skins and mash
8. Squeeze limes over the mash (I prefer to use a hand lemon/lime juicer)
9. Add the onions and cilantro to the mash and mix together with a fork (along with any other optional ingredients)
10. Enjoy! Add salt and pepper to adjust for your liking.

Sidenote-"N" prefers to chill the mash before eating.  I'm happy with it hot or cold.

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