Grillside Guacamole

This summery guacamole takes the “tableside” trend to a whole new place – the grill! Fresh avocados, sweet onions and other tasty veggies take on flavor from grilling, while a sprinkling of Mexican Cotija cheese gives this dish an even more delicious twist.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
medium sweet onion, thinly sliced, cut in half
2
jalapeño chiles (3 inch), cut lengthwise in half, seeded
4
ripe large avocados (about 2 lb) cut in half, pitted and peeled
3
plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut lengthwise in half, seeded
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
cup Queso Cotijo cheese, crumbled

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Spray 18x14-inch piece of heavy-duty foil or grill pan with cooking spray. Place onion and chiles on foil or pan. Place on grill over medium heat.
  • 2 Cover grill; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until onion and chiles are crisp-tender and just beginning to brown. Add avocados and tomatoes to the onion and chiles. Cover grill; cook about 5 minutes longer or until avocados and tomatoes are hot, turning once halfway through grilling.
  • 3 Remove vegetables from grill to cutting board. Finely chop chiles and coarsely chop remaining vegetables. In medium bowl, place vegetables, cilantro, lime juice, garlic salt and cumin; mix gently until combined. Stir in the cheese. Serve warm. If desired, serve with tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

For extra heat, add 1/4 teaspoon red or green pepper sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.