Grilled Avocado & Pico de Gallo

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Avocados that are sliced spiced, and grilled, then filled with pico de gallo! This recipe is fantastic when paired with chips for the ultimate appetizer or snack!

For more great avocado recipes, why not make this Avocado Crema recipe? Or maybe make this Best Taco Dip instead?

Table of Contents
  1. Grilled Avocado & Pico de Gallo
  2. Grilled Avocado & Pico de Gallo Ingredients
  3. How To Make Grilled Avocado & Pico de Gallo
  4. How To Make The Pico de Gallo For This Recipe
  5. How To Tell If You Have Ripe Avocados
  6. PIN THIS RECIPE to your APPETIZER RECIPES Boards and Remember to FOLLOW ME ON PINTEREST!
  7. Grilled Avocados Recipe
Grilled Avocads on a cutting board with lime
Grilled Avocado & Pico de Gallo

Grilled Avocado & Pico de Gallo

Not everyone really thinks of grilling their avocados normally. Most of the time, people only keep avocados for eating fresh, either sliced into wedges and served with a meal or eaten as a meal on their own.

However, if you have never tried grilling an avocado at home, you are in for a huge treat.

Cooked properly, avocados develop their gorgeous, browned grill marks that, when paired with a spiced oil to coat the avocados and stop them from burning, make for a smoky, tangy, and delicious avocados that almost makes you think you are eating actual barbequed meat.

Pair this with a homemade pico de gallo, and you will be enjoying an incredibly good Mexican meal all on its own. Or just serve it with some chips and turn it into a party snack!                            

Grilled Avocado ingredients in small bowls

Grilled Avocado & Pico de Gallo Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.

• Ripe avocados, halved and pitted

• Olive oil

• Chili powder

• Cumin

• Pico de gallo

• Tortilla chips

Grilled Avocados in process half with sauce

How To Make Grilled Avocado & Pico de Gallo

• Wash and slice your avocados in half, being careful to remove the pit

• Whisk together the olive oil, chili powder, and cumin

• Brush the cut side of each avocado with the oil mixture really generally

• Preheat your BBQ to high

• Once heated, lay the avocados on the grill so they will have grill marks across them

•  Grill for 4-5 minutes, watching carefully and checking after the first 3 minutes

• Remove the avocados when they have grill marks on them

• Fill with pico de gallo and serve with tortilla chips

Grilled Avocados filled with pico de gallo

How To Make The Pico de Gallo For This Recipe

Pico de gallo is an incredible Mexican recipe that is part side dish, part dip and is so simple that it almost doesn’t need a recipe.

Pico de gallo is basically just diced tomato, peppers, and onions, with plenty of lime juice and salt added to it to make it into a thick salsa.

However, no two pico de gallos are ever the same – the choice of individual tomatoes, the size you cut your onions, and even the types of chilies you use will all create individual flavors that make everything very different.

To make a simple pico de gallo, simply dice some tomato and onion into uniform shapes. If you are one of those people that struggles to eat raw onions or garlic, you can actually just rinse and wash your onions in a small cold water bath for 10 minutes before draining them and adding them back to the tomatoes.

After that, dice whatever chili you prefer –  a simple jalapeno or Serrano is usually preferable and fits best.

A few squirts of lime juice and plenty of salt complete this recipe; however, keep one thing in mind about the salt.

You want to be adding the salt into your pico de gallo at the very last minute, as the salt will start to leech out some of the water from the other ingredients.

Try and only salt it just before serving, and then give everything a really good stir to help get the salt really incorporated, and you should be fine.

Grilled Avocado filled with pico de gallo and toriilla chips

How To Tell If You Have Ripe Avocados

Avocados are pretty fantastic, but one of their biggest flaws is that their ripeness is a bit of a mystery.

Unless they are super rotten, most avocados look perfectly fine; that is, of course, until you cut them open and discover a bunch of black goo and a rotten avocado.

However, there is a good trick to finding the right ripeness of avocados – simply give them a feel.

As avocados ripen, their flesh gets softer and softer. This means that when you find an avocado, you just need to give it a little squeeze to be able to tell whether or not it is too far gone.

A good avocado should have a good amount of giving to it, but you shouldn’t be able to leave an indent in the avocado when you press firmly with your thumb into the skin. It should almost bounce back while still not being rigid or tough when you touch it.

However, if you are looking to buy your avocados a few days in advance, try and get the slightly under-ripe ones – any avocado that still feels pretty firm, though not like a rock. This lets them slowly ripen on your counter, hopefully leading to perfectly ripe grilled avocados when it comes to grilling time!

Looking for more delicious Appetizer recipes? Try these out:

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Simply Delicious Stuffed Mushrooms

Happy Cooking

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Karlynn

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Grilled Avocados

Avocados are sliced, spiced and grilled, then filled with pico de gallo! Fantastic paired with chips for the ultimate appetizer or snack!
5 from 3 votes
Grilled Avocads on a cutting board with lime
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
234
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 2 ripe avocados halved and pitted
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup pico de Gallo see notes
  • scoops tortilla chips

Instructions
 

  • Wash and slice your avocados in half, removing the pit carefully.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, chili powder and cumin.
  • Brush the cut side of each avocado with the oil mixture generously.
  • Preheat your BBQ to high.
  • Once heated, lay the avocados on the grill so they will have gorgeous grill marks across them. Grill for 4-5 minutes, watching carefully and checking after the first 3 minutes.
  • Remove the avocados when they have nice dark grill marks on them.
  • Fill with pico de Gallo and serve with torilla scoop chips.

Recipe Notes

  • make sure you have extra pico de gallo for guests 
  • scale this as needed for extra servings

Nutrition Information

Calories: 234kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 490mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 299IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Karlynn Johnston says

    This was on my dinner menu when I finally have you two over, but you can try it at home. I would, since my house is going to be a disaster forever. I really love the charred flavor that it gives them! I’ve seen it around before, I’m not the creator of grilled avocado, but I DID beat ya to it! 😉

  2. Phil says

    I’ve never thought to grill the avocados before. I’m totally trying this. 

    You’re such a jerk for thinking of this before me! 😉

  3. Nohemi Espejel says

    sososos Yu,my Dorotos chips and avocado was used

  4. thekitchenmagpie says

    Peggy! You’re the first to nail the quote! Woohoo, girl geeks unite!

  5. Peggy Doyle says

    Love the “Game of Thrones” quote at the end 🙂

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