Summer is here! Grab a bag of tortilla chips and whip up a batch of Grilled Guacamole!
As soon as warmer days roll around, I get an itch to grill everything. Heck, I’ve even been known to pull out the grill and park it right on top of the snow pile on our back deck. Desperate times call for desperate measures. After a wacky winter this year, it looks like the warmer temps are here to stay. And you know what else is here to stay? Yup, you guessed it. The grill.
I’ve grilled some crazy things over the years. I’m talking breakfast sausage at a 6am tailgate all the way to grilled alligator bites as a late-night snack. But this latest creation takes the cake. Grilled Guacamole. I looked at my wife a couple of days ago, and I had this crazy look in my eye. She knows the look quite well. Like the time I tried to melt leftover Halloween candy corn as a filling for cinnamon rolls. (Don’t try that one, please. Seriously. It was an epic fail.) I knew she was skeptical of my idea to grill guacamole, but she just shrugged her shoulders and let me go about my business.
So how does one actually grill guacamole? Do you make the guac and then try to grill it? No way. You just grill the avocados and onions until they get nice dark grill marks, and then proceed to make guacamole as normal. I whipped up this creation on a late afternoon last week. Laura walked in from work, and I had a plate of Grilled Guacamole sitting there along with a couple of bags of Tortilla Chips from Food Should Taste Good.
In truth, I actually had two bowls of guacamole. One was the Grilled Guacamole, and the other was a non-grilled version that I whipped up using a leftover avocado. Laura happened to dip her blue corn chip into the non-grilled version. I believe her exact words were, “It’s good, but it doesn’t taste grilled.” Then I passed across the bowl of the grilled version. One bite, and I saw the skepticism fade away. I believe her exact words were, “Woah! This is delicious. I’m sorry I ever doubted you.” (Ok, maybe I embellished that one slightly.) But the point remains that Grilled Guacamole is a real thing. And it’s really delicious.
A tasty dip requires tasty chips. That’s a rule. And we love Food Should Taste Good chips around here. I really enjoy their Blue Corn Tortilla Chips. I remember scouring the aisles at my grocery store one day last year looking for blue corn tortilla chips. They aren’t the easiest things to find! But then I stumbled across the organic section, and that’s where I found Food Should Taste Good’s Blue Corn Tortilla Chips. Two bags immediately landed in my cart, and I went on my way. And I’ve been a fan ever since!
The Blue Corn Tortilla Chips from Food Should Taste Good are all-natural and gluten-free. Among other benefits, they’re also trans-fat free and include 20g of whole grains per serving. And get this…they’ve got flax seeds baked right into the chip! They were the perfect dipper for this Grilled Guacamole. I just had to avoid breaking into the bag until the photos were done.
Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips come in a variety of other flavors, too. I stumbled across the guacamole flavor, and of course I had to include those as well. I mean what’s more appropriate than serving Grilled Guacamole with Guacamole Tortilla Chips? Have I convinced you that you need a late afternoon guac + chips snack today?
Oh, and before I go, what are your thoughts about tomatoes in guacamole? When I told my wife I was making this guacamole, she told me not to include tomatoes. Well, I happen to like tomatoes in guac, so I included tomatoes. I listed them as optional in the recipe, but I’m curious…do you put tomatoes in your guacamole? What about other ingredients…like corn or black beans?
Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips are available at retailers nationwide. Flavors include Multigrain, Blue Corn, Sweet Potato, Guacamole as well as Cantina, Cheddar, Falafel, Harvest Pumpkin, Jalapeno, Jalapeno Cheddar, Kimchi, Lime, Olive, The Works! and White Cheddar. (I’m dying to try that Harvest Pumpkin flavor. I bet it would be a great addition to a tailgate table in the fall!)
This Grilled Guacamole post was sponsored by Food Should Taste Good, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!