Grilled Avocado Boats with Blistered Tomatoes

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Last week, I grilled cantaloupe and today it’s avocados! I’ve been getting my fruit freak on by firing up whatever pretty produce catches my eye. This isn’t big news at my house. When it comes to backyard cooking, I’m always in beta mode and, thankfully, it’s nearly impossible to mess up a simple, fresh meal on the grill. Grilled Avocado Boats

Are you ready to swoon over the “smoky swag” of my Grilled Avocado Boats with Blistered Tomatoes. Trust me, you’ll swoon and then run for a spoon!I originally made this grilled avocado recipe for the 31 Days of Salad promotion going on right now at Litehouse Foods in honor of National Salad Month. They make so many different dressings that I never, ever bore of eating salad.Grilled Avocado Boats with Blistered Tomatoes makes a beautiful, delicious appetizer or light meal for summer entertaining.

Grilled AvocadoEarlier this spring, I shared my light bulb moment of the grilled avocado.  I talked about two ways to grill them. First, peeled and cut into slices and, second, simply cut in half with skin on. These boats use the later method, and honestly, it’s easier. You can pick them up each half with tongs and they don’t fall apart into burned guacamole on the grates.

While I’m grilling the avocados, I simultaneously grill tomatoes and corn on the cob to make the delicious “stuffing” for the center of the avocado – that little hole that remains after the pit is plucked out!  Go ahead and grill the corn with the husks and silks removed so that it actually gets a bit of smoky char, and not just steamed inside it’s “wrapper.” Grilled Avocado Boat Salad with Tomatoes

You can serve these avocado boats “as is” for an appetizer or on a bed of lettuce for an entrée salad. Drizzle with your favorite Jalapeno Ranch or variation . . . I used OPA by Litehouse Avocado Cilantro Greek Yogurt Dressing.

Grilled Avocado Boats
Grilled Avocado Boats with Blistered Tomatoes
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Make waves at your next summer party with these grilled avocado "boats" that are filled with a jumble of blistered veggies. A healthy salad or appetizer.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Grilled Avocado Boats
Grilled Avocado Boats with Blistered Tomatoes
Print Recipe
Make waves at your next summer party with these grilled avocado "boats" that are filled with a jumble of blistered veggies. A healthy salad or appetizer.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat grill to approximate 400F degrees or grill pan to medium-high.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice avocados in half lengthwise and gently twist to separate. Leave the peel on but use a spoon to gently remove and discard the pit.
  3. Remove husk and silks from corn and place tomatoes on a skewer. Brush cut side of avocado, corn and tomatoes with olive oil. Season with Tajin and pepper.
  4. Place avocado (cut side down), corn and tomato skewers on grates. Avocado should take about 3 to 4 minutes to get a good sear. You can press down lightly for a few seconds to lock in some good grate marks before removing.
  5. Let vegetables cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Shear corn off the cob and toss with grilled tomatoes and chopped fresh cilantro.
  6. Set grilled avocados cut side up on a bed of lettuce. Pile up tomato mixture evenly among the center wells, allowing any remainder to fall over the sides onto the lettuce.
  7. Drizzle with salad dressing and serve immediately.
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    • Uhhhh, I think you are onto something. Mac & Cheese stuffed avocados, i’m serious

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