May 4, 2023

Grilled Onion and Avocado Guacamole

I like to make guacamole to order as it does not keep super well. If you do need to keep it in the refrigerator for a day or two, press the saran wrap onto the top of the dip to prevent any air from getting to it.


Grilling the onions and the avocados themselves gives this guacamole a smokey flavor. This recipe is from my “True North Cabin Cookbook,” as I serve guacamole at drinks a lot in the Summer.

Grilled Onion and Avocado Guacamole

Grilled Onion and Avocado Guacamole

Yield: 6

Grilling the onions and avocados gives this guacamole a smokey flavor.


  • 4 ripe avocados cut in half and pits removed
  • 1 small red onion peeled and cut in half crosswise
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 limes cut in half crosswise
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground cracked pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  1. Brush cut side of avocado halves, limes, red onion, and jalapeno with olive oil.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the grill over a medium-high flame. 
  4. Grill onions until charred and caramelized, about 5 minutes per side. Grill jalapeno, avocados, and limes cut side down until grill marks appear with a light char, about 5 minutes.
  5. When vegetables are cool enough to handle, chop the jalapeno into very small pieces and place them into a large bowl. Add the chopped grilled onions (1/4-inch dice).
  6. Scoop the flesh out of the grilled avocados and mash to desired consistency in your bowl, incorporating the grilled jalapeno and onions. Stir in the chopped cilantro and juice the grilled limes. 
  7. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. 

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