Grillside GuacamoleThis 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.



Ingredients of Grillside Guacamole:

  • 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

Directions for Grillside Guacamole:

  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Spray 18×14-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:

1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 80 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 180mg; Total Carbohydrate 4g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 0g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: 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.