Grilled Avocado

/Grilled Avocado

Grilled Avocado

There is a long list of reasons why avocados should be a part of any healthy eating plan; these reasons include: dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K-1, folate, vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, monounsaturated fatty acids, and more! The nutrition you get from eating avocados factor in cardiovascular health, healthy aging, and even weight management. Read the research here: Hass Avocado Composition and Potential Health Effects.

The following recipe, a favorite of our Executive Director, John Doleman, has been adapted from Chris Schlesinger’s Grilled Avocado recipe.

For 4 avocados, multiply for larger crowds.


  • 4 avocados
  • 1 tsp. cumin (or use whole seeds, toasted in a skillet and then ground in a mortar)
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander (or whole seeds, ground in mortar)
  • 1 tsp. chile powder (to kick it up a notch add a 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh lime (optional)


  1. Cut avocados in half, remove the pits but leave the skin on.
  2. Mix all of the spices in a bowl or in a mortar and pestle.
  3. Brush olive oil onto the flesh side of avocado and sprinkle on the spice mix.
  4. Grill flesh-down over medium heat for 4 minutes or until a good crust forms.
  5. Flip avocado to the skin side for one more minute.
  6. Remove and serve! (Optional: Serve with a fresh lime wedge and squeeze juice over the avocado right before eating to make it even tastier!)

Tip: This spice mix makes a great rub for grilled fish, too! Mix it with extra-virgin olive oil and grill your favorite meaty fish, like tuna or mahi-mahi.



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Kaplan Center Kitchen
The Kaplan Center Kitchen offers a selection of nutritious and healthy recipes - some straight from our staff members’ kitchens - for you to try at home. Bon Appétit!