Grilled Guacamole

I really love guacamole, to me it's just such a versatile appetizer, a blank canvas for adding seasonings and toppings. This recipe takes guacamole back to basics with the subtle twist of grilling the ingredients prior to turning them into the avocado appetizer that we all know and love.
-2 ripe avocados , halved, pits removed
-1 small onion, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
-3 small limes, halved crosswise
-extra virgin olive oil
-kosher salt
-freshly-ground black pepper
-1 garlic clove, minced
-3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Lightly coat the limes, avocado and onion in olive oil. Grill cut side down until grill marks appear, this will take about 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and let cool
Once cooled, dice the onion, remove the avocado from it's shell and squeeze the juice from the limes. Combine those ingredients with the seasoning and garlic. Serve with tortilla chips.

Grilling the ingredients first helped to bring out a smoky flavor, especially when the cumin was mixed into the recipe. Otherwise this recipe was incredibly easy to make and aside from the smoky flavor, it was a pretty standard guacamole. It would be fun to grill some additional ingredients and add them into the mix, maybe I'll take on that challenge later. 


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