Grilled California Avocado with Fresh Garden Salsa

Total Time: 3 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 170
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 270mg
Total Carbs 12g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Potassium 470mg

Vitamin A 371 IU; Vitamin C 30 mg; Calcium 32 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 80 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 4%; Iron 20%;

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

It’s easy to combine garden favorites into a mild fresh salsa that pairs perfectly with unique, grilled Fresh California Avocado.


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Serves: 4

2 Medium vine-ripened tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into ¼-inch dice 2 Tbsp. Julienne-cut and quartered orange bell pepper slices 1/2 clove garlic, minced 2 small green onions, sliced 1 Tbsp. chopped red onion 1 Tbsp. drained, sliced black olives 1/2 tsp. fresh orange or lemon zest, minced 1 tsp. minced fresh dill 1/4 tsp. sea salt, or to taste 1 tsp. fresh orange or lemon juice, plus extra for drizzling 2 Fresh California Avocados, halved and seeded As needed Olive oil spray
  1. In a medium bowl, gently combine the tomatoes, pepper, garlic, green and red onions, olives, zest, dill, salt and juice. Set aside for the flavors to blend while you grill the avocados.
  2. Drizzle the avocado halves with a little juice, then spray with olive oil spray. Gently place cut side down on grill over hot coals for 2-3 minutes. Remove to a platter or individual serving plates.
  3. Stir the salsa, then fill the hollows of each grilled avocado half with the salsa. Serve immediately with remaining salsa on the side.

Super Spicy Variation: Protecting your hand with rubber gloves, trim two to three thin slices from a habanero pepper. Mince and stir into the salsa.

Tip: To easily peel the tomatoes, slice an “X” across the top of each tomato. Using tongs, submerge the tomatoes into a pot of boiling water for 10 seconds. Cool, then peel the tomato skins starting from the center of the “X”.

Beverage Pairings: Try with a cold beer or fresh fruit drink.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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