There are very few things in life I love more than an avocado.
Call me basic, boring, weird, whatever but I am 100x more satisfied with my meal when there is a fatty, creamy, buttery avocado involved.
Back in the day (aka 6 months ago) when I didn’t eat meat, I was always looking for different grilling alternatives. While grilling fish and veggie burgers taste delicious, it got pretty old quickly. That is when I started making GRILLED AVOCADOS! Something that I was a bit hesitant about at first, but then quickly fell in love with them.
These Grilled Avocados with Charred Veggies are the ultimate vegetarian summer side dish and they are so simple and easy to make. Plus they are the perfect canvas for you to add your favorite protein on top. I added some grass-fed beef burgers when I made these and was in flavor heaven.
I stuffed charred veggies in the avocados and used Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette + Marinade to take the veggies up a notch. I love using PK products because of how simple they are and the ingredients are actually something I can get down with. This greek dressing is made with avocado oil and oregano oil. Please it is non-GMO, sugar free, canola +soybean oil free and gluten-free.
All of Primal Kitchen’s products are free of gluten, dairy, soy, canola, GMO’s and refined sugar. They make everything from dressings to mayos, protein bars with collagen and Jord’s recent favorite, chocolate coconut collagen fuel. It is a chocolatey delicious protein that Jord (the pickiest protein powder eater ever) actually loves.
I am also super excited to share that Primal Kitchen’s dressings are now in WEGMAN’S! Hello epic.
I am originally from New Jersey and Wegman’s has always been a staple in my family’s life. And by family, I mean my mom and I since we do all the food prep and shopping. I dream of Wegman’s often (no joke) and their amazing meat selection and the endless product options they have. I am so thrilled for Primal Kitchen that they are now sold there. It is SO exciting!
If you leave near a Wegman’s, swing by and pick up the dressings (there is a coupon here) or order some online if Wegman’s isn’t near you! Then you can make these delicious Charred Veggies with Grilled Avocado for your next BBQ.
WHAT YOU NEED
Charred Veggies with Grilled Avocado (vegan + grain-free)
- 3 avocados (ripe)
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 1 yellow squash, chopped
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 3 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Greek Dressing
- In a medium bowl, add pepper, squash, zucchini and shallot with the dressing and mix well
- Heat your grill or grill pan on medium-high heat and grease if needed
- Add veggies to the grill and cook for about 5-10 minutes or until your liking (you can also cook in a pan over the stove)
- Remove from heat and begin avocado prep
- Cut the avocados in half and grease with oil spray or brush with oil
- Cook each avocado half for 3 minutes on each side
- Remove from heat and fill with cooked veggies
- Enjoy immediately!
- *This tastes bests day of as avocado will brown
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