Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites

Become a Member and get free shipping on your orders!


Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Grilled Guacamole

10 MINPrep Time
7 MINCook Time
by Giada De Laurentiis
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
You must be signed in to print this content
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.

Grilled Guacamole

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

7 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

Image of Grilled Guacamole


  • 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)


  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.
Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter YouTube Play Cart Email Mailing List Search Dairy Free Nut Free Gluten Free Vegan Vegetarian Delete Close Admin Star Badge Like Comment View More Right Arrow Left Arrow Down Arrow Food Submit Recipe Shop Video Entertaining Living Recipes Ask Giada Family Live Stream Pets Checkmark Lock Lock
dairy free
gluten free
nut free


Please sign in or create an account to review or comment on recipes.