Make individual, hand-held guacamole by grilling avocado halves and topping them with fresh lime juice, diced tomato, cilantro, and more! A fun and easy appetizer for a BBQ cookout.
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 you guys 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
- chopped cilantro
- diced tomato or pico de gallo
- sliced jalapenos
Walking guacamole is a fun and easy appetizer to make when you’re grilling. You could even set up a “Guacamole Bar” and let guests add the toppings of their choice.
It looks pretty, it’s fun, and everybody gets to make it their own. Since you don’t need to make it ahead, you don’t need to worry about the guacamole turning brown before you’re ready to serve it. And yet another added perk: no double-dipping! What’s better than that?
- 4 avocados
- fresh limes sliced
- 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.