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This one is for all you avocado lovers! Grilling the avocados gives them a nice smoky flavor that I love. Pairing that with the crisp lettuce and the creamy dressing – we are hitting all the notes with this one! This little salad is the perfect dish to get the ball rolling for the grilling season that is coming up. I hope you guys love this one! ♥ Teri

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Grilled Avocado and Gem Salad with Herb-Yogurt Dressing

Serves 4

herb-yogurt dressing:
2/3 cup plain (fat free) Greek yogurt
1/4 cup minced mixed herbs (such as chives, thyme and dill)
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for avocados
3 tablespoons water or more as needed to achieve desired consistency
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
salt and pepper to taste

2 avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
1/2 lemon
3 heads gem lettuce, ends trimmed and leaves separated
shaved Parmesan

1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until fully incorporated and smooth. (You can also blend everything in a blender until smooth).
2. Preheat a grill or grill pan over high heat.
3. Brush flat sides of avocado with oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and season generously with salt and pepper.
4. Place oiled sides of avocado down on grill or grill pan and sear for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Remove avocados from heat and transfer to a plate.
6. To assemble: Arrange lettuce leaves and avocado halves onto a large platter and drizzle with dressing. Season with salt and pepper and finish with lots of shaved Parmesan. Serve with side of crostini or grilled bread.

  1. Sabrina Not Specified Not Specified

    love avocados, and really nice flavor tweak to grill them too, thank you, a great salad that is much appreciated

  2. Umesh Not Specified Not Specified

    I never knew avocado can be used like this too, thanks for the great recipe.

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