Elevate your grilling game with this unique and flavorful recipe for Grilled Avocado with Veggie Ceviche. The creamy and slightly charred avocado halves are filled with a refreshing ceviche made with hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro. The combination of tart lime juice, coconut milk, and zesty flavors creates a delicious contrast to the creamy avocado. Perfect as a vegan and gluten-free side dish or appetizer, these grilled avocados are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue.
For Veggie Ceviche:
2 tablespoons coconut milk
Zest and juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving
¼ cup finely diced red onion
½ garlic clove, minced
1 can hearts of palm, drained, rinsed, and diced
1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
⅓ cup diced cilantro
½ diced jalapeño or serrano, more if desired
Heaping ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
For Grilled Avocado:
4 ripe yet firm avocados
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Prepare Veggie Ceviche:
In a medium-small bowl, combine coconut milk, lime zest and juice, red onion, and minced garlic.
Stir in hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, diced jalapeño, salt, and pepper to taste.
Set aside to let the flavors meld.
Heat the grill to medium-high.
Slice avocados in half and remove the pits.
Drizzle each avocado half with olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
Place avocado halves cut side down on the preheated grill.
Grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until char marks form.
Remove from the grill and place on a serving platter.
Fill Avocado Halves:
Spoon the prepared veggie ceviche into each grilled avocado half.
Sprinkle with an additional pinch of salt if desired.
Serve with lime wedges on the side.
Ensure the avocados are ripe yet firm to hold their shape on the grill.
Adjust the spiciness of the ceviche by adding more diced jalapeño or serrano according to your taste preference.
Drizzle a bit of extra-virgin olive oil over the filled avocados before serving for added richness.
Grilled Avocado with Veggie Ceviche is a delightful combination of creamy and zesty, showcasing the versatility of avocados on the grill. With the vibrant flavors of the veggie ceviche, this dish brings a refreshing twist to your barbecue menu. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer to impress your guests with the unique and delicious pairing of grilled avocado and tangy ceviche. Enjoy the flavors of summer with this creative and satisfying recipe!