Grilled Avocado and Roasted Garlic Aioli

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Every time I serve someone a grilled avocado, they are amazed by the flavor. Grilling avocados adds just a bit of smokiness to whatever dish you are using them in, like our famous Grilled Guacamole. I suggest a really bright white wine, one with lots of minerals for this dish. If you are more of a red drinker, avoid the fruit, stick to herbal notes or a smoky Mourvèdre.

  • 2 avocados
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 hefty tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1. See how to properly slice and pit an avocado.

2. Grill the halved avocados for five minutes.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

3. Scoop the flesh into a large bowl and mash.

4. Toss a handful of garlic cloves with olive oil and roast them at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes or until your kitchen smells like you want to eat it.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

5. Mince the garlic and add it to the avocados.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

6. Add the Dijon mustard and mayonnaise.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

7. If needed, use olive oil to get the right consistency. You want the aioli to spread easily on bread or crackers. That said, I like mine a little on the chunky side so it looks like it was once real food.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

8. Salt and pepper the aioli to taste.

This is great for serving over warm bread but it is perfect for sandwiches! Check out this recipe for homemade ciabatta.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

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