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Grilled Avocados with Strawberry-Mango Salsa Recipe

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Plated grilled avocados with fruit salsa

Avocado is good but grilled avocado is even better, especially in a dessert!

Yes, avocado is a fruit, so don’t be surprised to see me make a dessert with it, OK? This grilled avocado with strawberry-mango salsa recipe is delightful on a hot summer evening after a BBQ dinner or even served as a sweet grilling side dish.

Grilled Avocados with Strawberry-Mango Salsa Recipe


Plated grilled avocados with fruit salsa
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Grilling add an unexpected, but much welcomed, smokiness to avocados which fruit salsa stuffing takes them over the top.
Serve with: a dessert wine.

Course:
Appetizer
,
Dessert
Cuisine:
American

Makes:

Servings: 4 servings

Takes:

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 not-fully-ripe avocados, just turning soft
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium mango
  • 1/2 pound strawberries, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page

Method

  • Prep. Slice the avocados in half lengthwise and carefully remove the seeds. In a small bowl, mix together the honey and olive oil. Brush the exposed flesh with the honey-olive oil mixture, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a cool place (do not refrigerate).
  • Peeled and pit the mango then cut into 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) cubes. Remove stems from the strawberries then cut into 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) pieces.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the mango, strawberries, vinegar, orange juice, and lemon juice. Let sit for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, so the flavors can blend.
  • Fire up. Preheat the grill to 325°F (163°C).
  • Cook. Grill the avocados, skin side down, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the skin begins to lightly char and take on grill marks. Oil the grill grates, brush the flesh side of the avocados again with the honey-oil mixture and place them flesh side down on the grill for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve. With a spatula, carefully remove the avocados from the grill and place them on beds of lettuce on warm serving plates, 2 halves per person. Fill the seed cavity of each avocado half with the mango-strawberry salsa. Serve with spoons to scoop out the avocado flesh and salsa.

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Published On: 1/19/2014 Last Modified: 10/22/2022

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