Grilled Avocado with Tomato and Corn Salsa

Grilled Avocado with Tomato and Corn Salsa

After last night’s Guacaholics Anonymous event you’d really think the last thing I’d want to eat is more avocados! But in an effort to not waste food I decided to dig in the bag of avocados we had leftover to create lunch this afternoon.

I like improvising when cooking and I try to use what I have on hand as much as possible, so I ended up making a Grilled Avocado with Tomato and Corn Salsa. It’s sort of fun to force yourself to work with whatever ingredients you have in the kitchen without running to the grocery store! It makes it more of a challenge 😉

Here’s what I used:

• 1/2 of a ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
• 2 ears of fresh corn, kernels removed from cob
• 3 grape tomatoes, diced
• dash of cumin
• finely diced red onion (use your discretion, add as much or as little as you like!)
• squirt of fresh lime juice
• Athenos Feta
• salt and pepper to taste

Here’s what I did:

• In a grill pan, I added a bit of olive oil, the corn, onion, and cumin and let that cook until the corn was nicely browned.

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• Added the diced tomatoes and a spritz of fresh lime juice to the mix and refrigerated while I prepared the avocado.

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• I drizzled some olive oil directly on the flat side of the avocado and grilled it for about 3 minutes on one side and rotated the avocado to create a cross-hatch grill mark for an additional minute.

• Once the avocado was grilled, I topped it with the tomato and corn salsa and a generous amount Athenos Feta.

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The thing I like best about avocados is how substantial they are. I had this for lunch along with a handful of peanuts and I’m definitely thinking this will hold me over nicely until dinner time. The smoothness from the avocado and the fresh Summery crunch from the corn mixed with the crumbly traditional Athenos feta was music to my taste buds! This one is a keeper!

What’s the best thing you’ve created using ONLY what you’ve had in your kitchen?

[Chels]

20 Responses to "Grilled Avocado with Tomato and Corn Salsa"

  1. Oh my gosh that looks amazing! That looks like an ideal lunch for me. I may need to have it for dinner.

  2. Lia says:

    I love this idea. Black beans would be an awesome addition for something even heartier!

  3. This looks SO refreshing! In a pinch, I usually make a stir-fry since I always have some kind of protein and frozen veggies on hand!

  4. sweetersalt says:

    I have never tried grilling avocado, but that sounds so yummy! I’ve been obsessed with grilling this summer so this is right up my alley.

  5. Julie Q says:

    you guys are the classiest, most ladylike MacGyvers in the kitchen!

  6. Victoria says:

    Oh my gosh! That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!

  7. Simply Life says:

    Oooh what a delicious mix!

  8. I never thought of stuffing an avacado before! What a great idea!

  9. Daisy says:

    this is brilliant. sometimes i just eat a whole avocado – sliced with homey mustard, or a balsamic vinagrette, s&p. this really spices it up a notch. I’m so there.

  10. Christina says:

    Love the presentation! I like to make a chicken marinade of lime, honey & cilantro then grill it up on the grill pan – add a little frozen corn – delish!

  11. Kelly says:

    Wait. Are you saying it is possible to get sick of avocados? Never my friend. 🙂 I would say my pasta with cheesy pink sauce is one of my best ones because everything was already on hand, but it still tasted as if i shopped just for the recipe.
    http://pink-apron.com/2010/06/pasta-with-cheesy-pink-sauce/

  12. Erica says:

    What a great idea. And the end result is just pretty 🙂 I’ve made some good random cabinet/freezer soups & stews

  13. Lauren says:

    This looks incredibly delicious! Love the summery, sunny pics :).

  14. katelin says:

    seriously i look lick my computer screen right now because that looks so good. yummmm.

  15. Jan says:

    A few days ago I found a recipe for a 3 cheese quesadilla, but turned out I didn’t have the right cheeses. I used farmer cheese, feta (inspired by all the recipes from you guys), and Parmesan. I added diced roasted red pepper to the cheeses and topped the quesadilla with avocado slices. Pretty darn tasty.

  16. Corinne says:

    this is the classiest avocado i have ever seen! <3 it!

    in a pinch i usually whip up some sort of pizza or quesadilla using leftovers/what i have in the cabinets! never fails.

  17. Shannon says:

    ooh, i’ve been meaning to try grilled avocado!! looks fabulous 🙂

  18. Brittany says:

    You ladies had me at grilled avocado! This dish looks amazing- I’m definitely going to have to try it soon.

  19. DianaHayes says:

    I made a tossed salad, and threw in some sliced avocado (no grilling) which was really delicious.

  20. Dustin says:

    Hey girls, I tried this at my little dinner party last night for two vegetarians. It was a hit. I accidentally mixed in my feta before grilling the vegetables. Oops, so I let it just melt with it and then added a bit more fresh for presentation. It was awesome. I almost plated one for myself, but I had only bought one avocado. Great recipe ladyfriends.

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