Grilled Guacamole

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Grilled guacamole

Avocados were on sale…can you tell? 🙂

I stock up when they’re a good price and then try to come up with some brilliant new recipe idea, but always resort to guacamole. Why? Because {1} I may be slightly addicted to the stuff {2} it’s super easy to make {3} what else are you going to make with 17 avocados? {4} I may be slightly addicted to the stuff.

I may or may not have a problem.

Raise your hand if you’re on team GUAC. {And before you raise your hand, I’m gonna let the cat out of the bag and say that this is the winning team…HOLLA!}

So instead of whipping up my usual Guacamole, I decided to grill all my ingredients first. Avocados? On the grill? YES, I did!! Truth be told, I’ve always wanted to be a rebel and grill a ripe avocado {it’s a messy and delicious business} plus I got a new gadget in the mail!! {One of the many fun things you’ll get to win starting next Monday! BE EXCITED.}

This recipe is just like any other guacamole recipe, except you char up the ingredients first. After that, you chop and mush it all together and voila–> Grilled guacamole! It’s really a beautiful, simple, mouth watering, calorie laden snack. However, it’s da and you won’t be able to shovel it into your mouth fast enough. *Consider yourselves warned*

Ready? Here we go….

Grilled guacamole ingredients

 All these ingredients shouldn’t look too foreign if you’re a guac addict such as myself.

panini press

Start out by preheating an outdoor grill or an indoor grill {or a panini press that turns into a grill ;)…yup, I’m giving away a panini press next week!}

avocado cut in half without the skin

Slice all your avocados down the center, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh, preferably in one big piece.

cut tomatoes

Quarter up some tomatoes and slice some red onions too.

sliced red onions

Brush all your veggies with some olive oil to make sure they don’t stick. *Important* {Also, see that gorgeous silicone brush? Giving away a big set of Le Creuset utensils next week too!}

grilling avocados

Then, just place everything on the grill and leave it all alone for a good 5 minutes or until you start getting some color.

grating garlic

In the mean time, grate a big fat clove of garlic into a bowl. Microplanes work amazingly well for this. If you don’t have one, I recommend getting one! This has been an unpaid endorsement for Microplane.

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grilled avocado

After 5-ish minutes, turn your veggies {or fruits?}. You’re looking for a deep brown/black. If I was using a BBQ, I’d want a little char action going on. An indoor grill doesn’t quite work as an outdoor one, but you get the idea.

grilling other veggies

Also, tomatoes are tough little buggers to char because their water content is so high. This is as good as I got.

grilled avocado in a bowl

Once your avocados are looking happy and delicious with some lovely grill marks, plop them into that bowl with the grated garlic.

squeezing a lime

Squeeze some lime juice over top…

mashing avocado

and mash the whole thing together. Is it just me, or do you want to dive head first into this photo?

adding cilantro and other veggies

Chop up the grilled tomatoes {removing the seeds and skins}, cilantro and onions and throw those on top of the mashed avocados.

seasoning with salt and pepper

Of course add in some S&P too.

Grilled guacamole

And stir the whole thing together. See? Not hard at all! My husband could even make this!

Grilled guacamole

Spoon it into a bowl and serve with chips.

Grilled guacamole on a chip

Come to momma.

Feel free to switch this recipe up and adjust it to your liking. Here are some yummy variations you’re gonna want to check out!

Grilled Guacamole from Savory Sweet Life
Grilled Guacamole from Two Peas and Their Pod
Grilled Guacamole from Civilized Caveman
Grilled Corn Guacamole from The Pioneer Woman

Do you have a Guacamole recipe you want to share? Leave the link below!

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Grilled Guacamole

Grilling the veggies makes this dip extra tasty. Grilled Guacamole is perfect for summer BBQs or as a side to Mexican dishes.
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 whole Haas Avocados
  • 2 whole On The Vine Tomatoes
  • 2 slices Red Onion 1/2 Inch Thick
  • Oil For Grilling
  • 1 clove Garlic make It A Big One!
  • 2 whole Limes
  • ¼ cups Cilantro Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper to taste


  • Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to medium high heat.
  • Slice avocados in half, remove the seed and scoop out of the skin using a large spoon. Wash and quarter tomatoes.
  • Brush avocados, tomatoes, and red onion slices with oil and place on the grill about 5 minutes per side or until dark grill marks form. Depending on how hot your grill is, this could take anywhere from 2 to 7 minutes per side.
  • Remove avocados from grill into a large bowl. Grate the garlic clove over top and squeeze out lime juice over top. Mash.
  • Chop up onions and add to the bowl. Chop tomatoes, removing seeds and skins and add to the bowl. Sprinkle cilantro in over top and add in salt and pepper.
  • Mix together, taste and adjust seasonings. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled guacamole

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  6. Mary

    What a great guacamole. I am new to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  7. laurie

    oh my this does look good…I also am addicted to avacados….hope I can find them at a good price and try this on the week end…craving some good Mexican food….thanks for the recipe and the photos….your… right dive right in …..yummy!!!!!

  8. Baking Serendipity

    Avocados were on sale in Phoenix too 🙂 I made guac with some and muffins with the rest. Now I’m seriously wishing I’d grilled my guac…this looks fantastic!

  9. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    I have seriously been craving guacamole for about a week now. I only have one lonely avocado sitting in my fruit bowl now but I see a run to the market coming up soon so I can get my hands on some of this pure guacamole goodness!

  10. Jolene (

    Now THAT is guacamole!!!!! How come avocados never go on sale in my grocery stores!!? Waaaaaaaaa 🙁

    Meh – this recipe is worth full price avocados anyway!

  11. Kathryn

    It took me a long time to understand the appeal of guacamole but now I love it! This version looks awesome and I bet the grill gives a really amazing flavour.

  12. Honey What's Cooking

    wow, you’ve really outdone yourself here. i don’t think anyone has ever thought of grilling avocados and making guac out of it. i’m curious, was there a more smoky flavor or did it taste similar? very nice job.

  13. Deborah

    I just bought a bunch of avocados on sale, but they won’t get ripe for me!! But when they do, I’m defnitely remembering this recipe!

  14. Cassie Laemmli

    Raising hand now!! So.Totally. Excited. About. This. LOVE when avocados are on sale…going to be searching for them now, this sounds so perfect!

  15. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    Oh my GOSH. My name is Tara, and I am a member of Obsessedwithguacamole Anonymous. And yes, I did want to dive into every single one of these photos.

    (Hmm, I think it’s lunchtime here…)

  16. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    Ditto what Carly said! I’m wishing for a corona and a big bowl of this right now! Oh, and 85 degree weather too!

  17. carly {carlyklock}

    Dreaming of summer as I look at this here at my desk, loving my space heater and staring out at a dreary winter day.

    Don’t even get me started on the fact that it is going to be dark when I drive home from work.

    Thanks for this ray of sunshine on a ‘case of the Mondays’ Monday!

  18. JP

    Normal guacamole is so good as it is…did grilling make it that much better…I mean, different enough and better enough to have to wash the grill, etc.? One thing I like so much about plain old guacamole is that it takes a bowl, the ingredients and something to mash them with. Is it worth it to complicate matters?

    1. Lauren

      Well, if you like the smokey flavor the grill imparts, then I would at least try to grill my guacamole just to try it. The grilled red onions are a yummy addition too! But if you’re loving the original because you only use one bowl, then this might not be for you!!

  19. April

    You know, I’ve never considered grilling the ingredients… So gotta try this!! Thanks for the post!! I’m not even hungry, and I’m still drooling. LOL 🙂

  20. Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese?

    My mouth is watering… This looks absolutely delicious. I’m a guacaholic, too, but have never thought about making a grilled version. Until now, that is. Looks great!

  21. Julie @ Table for Two

    oh my still my beating heart..i LOVE LOVE guacamole and I’ve been craving mexican all week…can i please come over?? you’ll surely share some won’t you?! hehe, love this, Lauren! It looks delicious!!