Guacamole is one of those foods that doesn’t really need anything fancy to make it more exciting. You can smash some lime and salt with a perfectly ripe avocado half and call it a day. But I like the crunch of red onion and jalapeno. And there’s no such thing as too much cilantro!
This idea for this guacamole was born on burger night. The avocado and pineapple paired really well together on a burger, so we took it one step further. We started with our usual guacamole, but left out the tomatoes. Then we added a couple of diced pineapple rings that we’d nicely browned on the grill.
Each bite had creamy avocado, tangy lime juice, and crunch from the peppers and onions. But the best part – a burst of super sweet, smokey pineapple. We ate it with chips. We put it on top of shredded pork tacos.
And then we rearranged our dinner menu for the week just so we could make it again the very next night.
Grilled Pineapple Guacamole
Creamy guacamole studded with sweet, smokey pineapple chunks
- 2 large avocados
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
- Small handful of cilantro
- 1-2 serrano peppers, seeds removed and finely diced
- 2 pineapple rings ~1/2-inch thick, core removed
- Olive oil or cooking spray
- Preheat grill to high.
- Spray or brush both sides of the pineapple rings with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Grill 4 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
- Remove from the grill and set aside to cool to room temp.
- Cut the pineapple into small cubes.
- Remove the pit and scoop the avocado from its shell.
- Add lime and salt, and then lightly smash with a fork.
- Stir in onion, cilantro, peppers, and pineapple cubes.
- Serve with tortilla chips or as a taco topping.
Yields: 4 servings
Estimated time: 20 minutes