We cranked up the flavor of classic guacamole by lightly charring the avocados and veggies on a cast-iron grill pan. The result is a slightly smoky dip that just might become your go-to guac from now on.
Smoky Grilled Guacamole
Makes about 4 cups
- 4 large ripe avocados, halved and pitted (unpeeled)
- 2 large limes, halved
- 1 large jalapeño, halved lengthwise and seeded
- ½ medium white onion, cut into wedges
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro, smoked paprika
- Spray a cast-iron grill pan with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Add avocados, limes, jalapeño, and onion, cut side down, and garlic. Cook until grill marks form, about 1 minute for garlic and 3 to 4 minutes for other vegetables.
- Juice limes into a medium bowl. Finely chop onion, jalapeño, and garlic. Peel and chop avocados. Stir vegetables, avocado, cilantro, salt, and paprika into lime juice just until combined. Garnish with cilantro and paprika, if desired.
If your limes are hard, press and roll them back and forth on your counter a few times before cutting and grilling.