Fruit Salsa Stuffed Grilled Avocados, An Unexpected Fan Favorite

Grilled Avocados with Strawberry-Mango Salsa Recipe

By:

Rick Browne, Ph.B.

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
Difficulty: Easy

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

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 cubes. Remove stems from the strawberries then cut into 1/2-inch 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.
  • 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: 4/16/2021

  • Rick Browne, Ph.B. -

    Rick Browne does product testing and recipes. A renowned TV cooking show host, photojournalist, and author of 16 barbecue books, he was the creator, host, and executive producer of public television’s popular Barbecue America TV series, a cooking and travelogue highlighting the world’s outdoor culinary landscape. It has aired on more than 230 stations.

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