Friday, June 7, 2013

Grilled Avocadoes

I know I've said this before, but sometimes the simplest things are the best.  This last week or so, I have realized this yet again while enjoying a beautiful green salad, a bowl of peaches and cream and, yes, grilled avocadoes.

I have been hearing a lot about grilling these little beauties, and finally decided to try it for myself.  Mind you, I love avocadoes almost any way you can think of, so I was fairly certain I would like them grilled.  Let's just say that I was not disappointed.  They took on such a lovely, smoky taste that I was not quite expecting.

Here's your Cast of Characters.

2 - 3 Ripe avocadoes
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. lime juice
Sprinkle of kosher salt
Snippet of cilantro

Cut avocadoes in half, and remove pit.  Mix olive oil and lime juice.  Brush generously on avocado halves.

Sprinkle liberally with  kosher salt.

Heat grill to 350 - 375 degrees.  Place skin side down first.  Cook about 3 minutes.  Flip over and grill flesh side for another 3 minutes. 

Place a few cilantro leaves in the well; continue grilling for another minute.

Remove from heat, drizzle with a little more lime juice and sprinkle a little extra salt and pepper, if needed.