Grilled Avocados With Mango Salsa is an easy recipe for lightly seasoned avocados that are grilled to perfection and topped with a homemade lime-kissed mango salsa. Delicious as an appetizer or side dish, our avocado and mango salsa will be the hit of your summertime get togethers.
Grilled Avocado With Mango Salsa Recipe
Avocados taste amazing just as they are eaten right out of their skin but have you thought about grilling your avocado? Yes, a grilled avocado, imagine that! Our grilled avocado recipe takes this super food to the next level. Lightly seasoned with kosher salt, garlic powder and chili powder and slightly grilled, your avocado will taste heavenly.
Top it with a simple homemade tropical fruit salsa of mango, tomatoes and red onion kissed with a hint of lime and you'll never go back to eating a naked avocado again! Fire up the grill and serve Grilled Avocados With Mango Salsa as an appetizer or side dish at your next al fresco get together!
Can you grill avocados?
Yes, you certainly can grill avocados! Simply cut an avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit, brush the cut sides with olive oil and season if desired with salt and pepper. Then grill, cut sides down, until just heated, about 3-5 minutes, depending on the temperature of your grill.
What are some facts about avocados?
- With it's shape similar to a pear and it's leather-like skin, the avocado is also referred to as an alligator pear.
- This super food grows on tall evergreen trees that can grow up to 65 feet in height.
- Avocados can vary in weight from 8 ounces to 3 pounds depending upon the variety.
- The rich and creamy Haas avocado is primarily grown in California.
- The peak availability of the avocado is spring and summer.
What are the health benefits of avocados?
- Although 85% of its calories come from fat, the fat in avocados is unusual because research has documented that it provides health benefits.
- The avocado has anti-inflammatory benefits
- The avocado promotes blood sugar regulation.
- The avocado supports cardiovascular health.
- The avocado has cancer preventing properties.
- The avocado is low carb.
- The avocado is low in sugar.
- The avocado is high in fiber.
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The avocado is not just a super food, the avocado is a super duper food!
So let's start grilling up some avocados and topping them with a fabulously delicious Mango Salsa!
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- red onion
- olive oil
- lime zest
- lime juice
- kosher salt
- garlic powder
- chili powder
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Enjoy Grilled Avocados With Mango Salsa when you're dining al fresco, lightly seasoned avocados are grilled to perfection and topped with a homemade lime-kissed mango salsa.
- 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen mango
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, grape, cherry or plum tomatoes
- 2 Tbs. minced red onion
- 1 Tbs. chopped cilantro
- 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
- 2 tsp. lime zest
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
- 2 avocados, halved lengthwise and pitted
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. chili powder
In bowl combine mango, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, 1 tsp. olive oil, lime zest, lime juice and 1/4 tsp. kosher salt; reserve.
Preheat grill for direct heat grilling.
Brush insides of avocados with remaining 3 tsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, garlic powder and chili powder. Grill until just heated and grill marks appear, 4-5 minutes.
Arrange avocado halves on serving dish. Top with reserved mango salsa.
Makes 4 servings.