A fun and easy side dish or appetizer for your next BBQ. Serve grilled avocado halves with a variety of toppings. Perfect for a Mexican themed dinner or party.

Grilled avocados topped with cilantro, diced tomato, red onion, and lime juice

Avocados are awesome any time of year, but when summer rolls around, I feel like I could eat them with every meal. I’ve been making guacamole for many years, and I keep my guacamole recipe as simple as possible: ripe avocado, fresh lime juice, diced tomato, salt, and cilantro. 

I didn’t think it was possible to get much simpler than that until I got the idea for making guacamole right in the avocado shell. Have y’all heard of walking tacos?

You take all of the ingredients you’d put on a taco (seasoned meat, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sour cream, beans, avocado, etc.) and combine them inside an individual-size bag of Fritos or other corn chips.

When my mother-in-law recently told me that she put some avocados on the grill, it gave me an idea: Walking Guacamole!

When you grill an avocado, it makes it a little more tender so that you can easily scoop the flesh right out of the shell.

After the avocado is grilled, you top it with the ingredients you’d typically use in guacamole. Use a fork to combine the ingredients right inside the avocado shell, and either eat it with the fork or with a sturdy tortilla chip.

Grilled avocado toppings:

  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced tomato or pico de gallo
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Tajin

This is a fun and easy appetizer or side dish to make when you’re grilling. You could even set up a “toppings bar” and let guests add the toppings of their choice.

It looks pretty, it’s fun, and everybody gets to make it their own. And yet another added perk: no double-dipping!

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Servings: 8

Grilled Avocados

Create a fun “toppings bar” for these grilled avocados at your next BBQ.


  • 4 avocados
  • salt
  • fresh limes, sliced
  • cilantro
  • cumin
  • diced tomato


  • Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit. Place the avocado halves flesh-side down onto a hot grill for 3-4 minutes or until grill marks appear (the grilling time will depend on how hot your grill is, so make sure to monitor).
  • Remove avocados from the grill and squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top. Sprinkle with salt, cumin, and chopped cilantro. Fill center cavity with some diced tomato.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 160kcal (8%)Carbohydrates 8g (3%)Protein 2g (4%)Fat 14g (22%)Saturated Fat 2g (13%)Sodium 7mgPotassium 487mg (14%)Fiber 6g (25%)Vitamin A 145IU (3%)Vitamin C 10.1mg (12%)Calcium 12mg (1%)Iron 0.6mg (3%)
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