There are oodles of recipes incorporating an avocado but the most familiar is guacamole and everyone has their own version. Grilled guacamole is a slight spin on an old favorite. The avocado has been around for thousands of years and is rich in potassium (helps regulate blood pressure) and vitamin A (helps your eyes). Avocado paste can be applied to the skin to help with rashes and to smooth rough skin. Guacamole is so easy to make and is a crowd pleaser at a barbeque, pot luck or family gathering. I’ve been making guacamole for years and was recently inspired by the one I saw from The Kitchn.
2 avocados, halved, stones removed
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
5-6 drops of Tabasco sauce
1 large tomato, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup fresh coriander, chopped
juice of one lime
Turn barbecue on to medium heat. Make sure grate is clean and lightly oiled. Place avocado halves flesh side down and grill 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Scoop out flesh and in a bowl lightly mash avocado. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Serve with your favorite corn chips.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: Try to select avocados that aren’t too ripe otherwise the consistency will be mush-like. Enjoy!