The rich, creamy and versatile avocado is loaded with fibre and heart-healthy fat. And it’s one of the few foods allowed in many diets from Paleo to Keto. Now, take them to a whole new level with your grill. Learn how to grill avocados in a few quick and easy steps. Then, finish them off with your favourite ingredients for Grilled Stuffed Avocados that will make this super food even more super.
How to Grill Avocados
- Select Your Avocado
With avocados ripening in 4 to 7 days at room temperature, it is best to buy them a few days before you plan on grilling. Avocados are ripe when they yield to a gentle squeeze, but are not too soft or mushy.
- Prepare Your Avocado
Begin by cutting your avocados lengthwise. Twist halves in opposite directions to separate. To remove the pit, use a spoon or sharp knife. If using a knife, take caution. Thwack the pit of the avocado with your knife and twist to remove.
- Preheat Your Grill
Preheat your grill to medium-high at 500°F.
- Grill Your Avocado
Before placing the avocados on the grill, brush avocado halves with olive oil. Place the avocados on the grill, cut or flesh side down. Grill for 2 or 3 minutes. The avocados should be firm, but slightly softer than prior to grilling.
HOT TIP – Since the flesh of the avocado is delicate and may crumble, don’t remove the skin before grilling.
Grilled Stuffed Avocados: 4-ways
Now, it’s time to stuff. Stuff your avocados with a mix of your favourite ingredients, or give these 4-Ways to Grill Stuffed Avocados a try.
- Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Avocados are topped with a cheesy barbecue chicken.
- Taco Stuffed Avocados are loaded up with taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, green onions and topped with a dollop of sour cream.
- Crab Stuffed Avocados are stuffed with sweet crab dressed in zesty lemon and melted cheese.
- Cheesesteak Stuffed Avocados are filled with thinly sliced ribeye steak, sautéed onions and topped with provolone cheese.