Grilled Avocado and Tomato Salad

Recipe creator's name:  dash
Preparation time:  10 minutes
Total time:  15 minutes
Servings:  8
  • 4 unpeeled avocados, halved, pits removed
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil (optional)
  • Leaves from 2 sprigs fresh basil, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp pimentón
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Season the avocados with salt and pepper and rub with the olive oil and lime juice. Place the avocados flesh side down on the grill and cook for 5 minutes.

2. Arrange the tomato slices on a serving platter and generously season with salt and pepper. With a large soup spoon, remove the avocado halves from their skins and slice about 1⁄2 inch thick. Alternate the avocados with the tomatoes on the platter.

3. For the dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle over the salad.