Grilled Avocado and Feta Salsa Fresca
There’s a lot more to avocado than guacamole. Avocados are more versatile than people think; they’re adaptable to sweet and savoury recipes and can be eaten raw, baked or even grilled. That’s right – grilled. Packed with healthy fats and fibre, the buttery smooth avocado is the right inspiration for this light recipe.
Some of the best BBQ recipes are the unexpected ones and our Grilled Avocado recipe will definitely surprise you. Combined with a colourful feta salsa fresca and you have a perfect summer dish. Note: this feta cheese appetizer can be made in advance and stored in the fridge, served separately, or as an accompaniment to other dishes, too.
To start, cut avocados lengthwise, and remove pit and skin. Brush each avocado with lemon juice and 1 tbsp. of Krinos Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Place avocado halves flat side down on the grill, and grill for 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside. Note: the avocados can’t be too ripe or they’ll fall apart on the grill.
To make the Feta Salsa Fresca, in a medium-sized bowl, combine diced tomatoes, yellow pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeno. Cilantro has a very distinctive taste, and many aren’t fans. We are, so we include it, but if you’re not – leave it out.
Gently fold in Krinos Organic Feta cheese — drained, patted dry and crumbled. Fill the cavities of the avocados, mounting slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve on a buffet table, as a side to an entrée or salad. Optional: drizzle with hot sauce for some extra punch.
For the full measurements and other feta cheese recipes: https://krinos.ca/recipes/grilled-avocado-with-feta-salsa-fresca/