This is a guest post by Avocados From Mexico lover Deborah from the Taste and Tell blog.
A couple of years ago, I was totally intimidated by the grill. I knew how to turn it on, but that was about it. But it’s amazing what a little bit of practice can do!
Today, I am totally addicted to grilling. It doesn’t matter the weather – I love being out in the backyard, watching the kids play while I get my grill on.
When I first started grilling, the only thing I ever thought about was the meat. Chicken, hamburgers, and of course, hot dogs. But today, I realize there is so much more to grill than just meat. Don’t get me wrong – I still love the grilled meat, but my eyes have been opened to all of the different foods that are fantastic on a grill.
Take avocados, for example. Do you know just how delicious avocados are when they are grilled? This was a new thing for me this year, but believe me – I’m sold! And it’s as easy as halving your beautiful Avocados from Mexico, removing the pit, and placing them flesh side down on the grill. It only takes a few minutes for those avocados to get the perfect smoky, caramelized taste that make the perfect guacamole. I kept mine pretty mild so that it would be family friendly. My daughter was thankful – and ended up eating quite a bit of the guacamole!
I know you are going to want to just grab a bowl of chips and go to town on this guacamole, but you’ll want to save some for these Grilled Guacamole Hot Dogs.
I admittedly have a little bit of a hot dog addiction, and these totally blew me away. This is definitely more than your regular grilled hot dog. Grilled hot dogs are topped with slices of tomato and the addicting grilled guacamole. This gives your all-American hot dog a little bit of a Mexican twist that everyone will love. You’ll be the hit of the next backyard BBQ if you whip up some of these!
Grilled Guacamole Dogs
4 Avocados from Mexico
1 small red onion, sliced into 1/2-inch slices
1 jalapeno, finely diced
Juice of 2 limes
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
A few dashes of hot sauce (use more for more heat)
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
1 Roma tomato, sliced and cut into half circles
Preheat an outdoor grill to low heat.
Cut the avocados in half around the pit. Discard the pit. Put the avocados flesh side down on the grill and cook until slightly browned and caramelized. Allow to cool.
Put the onions on the grill while the avocados are cooking. Grill until the onions are softened slightly and charred.
Remove the skins from the grilled avocados and dice. Place in a large bowl and roughly smash the avocado. Take the grilled onion and dice. Add to the avocados along with the jalapeno, lime juice, garlic salt and hot sauce.
Grill the hot dogs until heated through.
To assemble, place a hot dog on each bun. Put a layer of Roma tomatoes on the bun, and spread some of the grilled guacamole on top.