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Grilled Guacamole

If you've never tried grilling your guacamole, it's time to give it a go. You won't find a more sophisticated, soigneÃÅ guac than this one. It's more mellow than tangy, with just a touch of smoky heat.
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Grilled Guacamole

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

7 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 1 shallot (peeled and halved)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 lime (halved)
  • 3 avocados (halved and pitted)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Tortilla chips (sliced carrots, sliced radishes, or celery, for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Place the shallot halves and jalapeno on the grill. Cook, turning frequently, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Place the lime halves cut side down on the grill and cook for about 1 minute or until nice grill marks form.
  3. Roughly chop the shallot and jalapeno, using as many or as few seeds as you like (fewer seeds make a less spicy guacamole). Place in a medium bowl and squeeze the charred lime over all. You should get just over 1 tablespoon of juice. Set the bowl aside.
  4. Using a large spoon, scoop the avocados from the skins. Drizzle the halves evenly with the vegetable oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place the avocado halves cut side down on the grill and grill for 1 minute. Flip the avocados and continue to cook for an additional minute or until golden brown grill marks are formed. Add to the bowl with the shallot-jalapeno mixture and cool slightly.
  5. Using a large fork, smash the avocados until they are evenly mashed but still slightly chunky. Fold in the remaining salt, the cumin, and the cilantro and serve with chips or crudite.
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