The Recipes

Grilled Guacamole

Are you going anywhere to watch a game this weekend?  I promise this will be a crowd-pleaser.  While guacamole is easy to master in the summer when produce like tomatoes is at its peak, it's trickier to master in the dead of winter... but everyone still loves it.  My solution?  Grill the veggies!

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Grilled Guacamole

Ingredients:

- ½ avocado

- ¼ onion, sliced

- ½ heirloom or beefsteak tomato

- ¼ c. cilantro, chopped

- 1 lime, halved

- ½ jalapeno

- Olive oil

- Salt

- Pepper

- Hot sauce to taste (optional)

Drizzle a grill pan with olive oil.  Season the onion and avocado with salt.  Put the onion, avocado, lime and jalapeno on the grill.  Grill each until you get grill marks on each item, removing them as they are cooked.  Let all ingredients cool completely.

Chop the tomato and cilantro.  Put them in a bowl.  Scoop in the avocado.  Dice the onion and jalapeno and add them to the bowl.  Squeeze in the lime halves.  Mix together, mashing the avocado with a fork.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Add in the hot sauce if using.  Combine thoroughly.