Lime Grilled Avocados

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Hello, beautiful state flower, blooming all over the place.  You remind me of the summer I moved here from the desert.  That was the first time I had ever seen a magnolia.

And although there were many good things about that summer, the heat and humidity were cruel to me.

And this summer is not exactly playing nice right now. Mississippi Summers never do, so I am grilling a lot.  Because turning on the oven in my house is not high on my list of things to do right now.

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Lime grilled avocados are my super simple summer side dish.  Avocados are such a beautiful fruit to me.  Warm and slightly charred on the grill, they melt in your mouth.

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Here are my notes:

–They can stick to the grill, so get a thin spatula when taking them off the grill instead of tongs.  Slide the spatula between the avocado and grill, pressing down to the grill rack, so you won’t disturb those beautiful char marks.  No need to cook on both sides.

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–Don’t forget the salt.  They need salt.

–I know they are “expensive” in calories and fat, but avocados are also very good for you.

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–Serve with lime wedges and hit them again with lime after you’ve cooked them. –Eat them right out of their skin with a spoon.

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Lime Grilled Avocados
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lime wedges
  • Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut avocado in half lengthwise and remove seed. Brush with extra virgin olive oil, then squeeze lime juice generously on top. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place cut side down on medium-high heat grill, and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until warm and char marks appear. (Use a spatula to remove from grill instead of tongs. Sliding a spatula between the avocado and the grill rack helps to separate it from the grill because the avocado can stick to the rack.)
Notes
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13 g 20 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 9 %
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 6 mg 0 %
Potassium 351 mg 10 %
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 18 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g 3 %
Vitamin A 2 %
Vitamin C 13 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 2 %
*Nutritional value was analyzed at www.myfitnesspal.com using my brands or brands in their database that were similar. Nutritional value can vary widely depending on the brand, so for the most accurate values, go to their website and use their analyzer with your brands.

 

Comments

  1. Vickie says

    These would be good made into quacamole, with fire roasted corn and homemade pico de gallo. Yum!!! Lets try these when your sister comes.

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