Here in the heart of North Carolina, the weather is perfect. There is a slight chill in the air and the leaves are changing color. But more importantly, it is perfect tailgating weather.
Being huge Clemson tiger fans, we love making the drive down to Clemson, South Carolina. However, this year we haven’t made it to a home game yet. But not making it to the games hasn’t damped our spirits. Instead, we have spent this football season trying to convert the non-Clemson fans. The best way to do that is to hold tailgate parties at the house, and this guacamole recipe has been a huge hit with our friends.
Grilling everything gives the guac a smokey flavor that isn’t overpowering and really helps take this recipe from everyday guac to great guac. And if you are traveling to a tailgate, make this recipe before you leave and pop it in your Clemson cooler!
- 6 medium Roma tomatoes
- 4 avocados
- 12 oz of cored, cut fresh pineapple (you can use more if you like!)
- 1 medium red onion
- 2 limes
- Turn to grill on low, around 300 degrees. While the grill heats up, prep the fruit for grilling.
- Dice the Roma tomatoes into small chunks and put them to the side.
- Cut the avocados in half and lightly brush with olive or coconut oil so they don't stick too much to the grill. Leave the skins on because it helps the avocado hold its shape.
- Cut the limes in half as well. Cut the onion into thirds, making three circular pieces: top, middle, bottom. Make sure the pineapple doesn't have a core. (I bought the pre-cut plastic container of pineapple from the grocery store's produce aisle and used half of it.)
- Put everything on the grill. The limes might get done before everything else. You want them to get a little brown, but don't let them stay on the grill too long or else you will dry them out. I watched the skin of the lime to figure out when to take them off. When the skin's color has changed about half way up the fruit, take it off the grill.
- Take the pineapple off when both sides have wonderful grill marks. The same goes for the onion and avocado. The grilling process should take about 30 minutes
- Now mash the avocado up in a bowl.
- Cut up the onion and pineapple up into small chunks.
- Add the tomatoes, onion, and pineapple.
- Squeeze the lime into the mixture. You actually want to add the juice and pulp of the lime to the guacamole.
- Mix then salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!