Grilled Avocado and Eggs
Grilled avocado and eggs is a protein-packed, energizing breakfast that will fill you with the energy you need to take on the day!
I think I’m going to make it my mission to cook every type of food on the grill this summer. Mostly because grill lines are fun, and I like cooking outside. (Grilled pineapple is amazing by the way. Plop it on top of a burger and you’ll be in heaven.) I originally was going to make some grilled avocados and leave it at that. But those giant pit holes in the middle were just begging to be filled with something, and what’s more appropriate that a perfectly round egg yolk? Grilled avocado and eggs is a power breakfast if I’ve ever seen one.
I just ordered this avocado slicer, because kitchen gadgets are fun, and because I can’t neatly slice an avocado (or remove the pit) to save my life. This thing pops the pit right out! It’s amazing. I was giggling by myself in the kitchen like a nut job. You can also make thin little slices for topping a salad or some toast. Pretty nifty.
Before we start, let’s go over some avocado shhhhhtuff. I’m sure you’ve wondered about some of these things at one time or another, maybe? Avocados are mysterious creatures after all.
How can you tell if an avocado is ripe?
A ripe avocado should be slightly soft on the outside when touched. I like to test this by pressing on the ends to avoid creating a finger dent. Avocados that are still hard on the outside aren’t ripe yet. Ones that are very soft will end up being mushy and are overripe.
How long does it take for an avocado to ripen?
An unripe avocado generally takes 4-7 days to ripen when stored at room temperature. Fun fact: An avocado ripens more quickly in a paper bag!
Do avocados keep longer in the fridge?
Yes. If you have a ripe avocado and aren’t ready to use it yet, store it in the fridge to slow down the ripening process. It will stay good in the fridge for an additional week.
How many calories are in an avocado?
There are *approximately* 322 glorious, energizing calories in an avocado.
Grilled Avocado and Eggs
- 2 avocados, ripe
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch fresh ground pepper
- Parsley, to garnish
- Preheat the grill the medium-high for 10 minutes.
- Slice each avocado in half, lengthwise. Remove the pit. This avocado slicer makes this super easy.
- Brush each avocado with olive oil and place them face down on the grill. Close the lid.
- The avocados should have nice grill lines after about ten minutes, but start checking them after five minutes to be safe. You can carefully use an oven glove and a spatula to gently lift one up to check out the bottom, then put it back in place if it needs more time.
- Once nice and grilled, place the avocados on an aluminum tray and leave the grill on.
- Crack an egg into a small bowl or cup and use a spoon to lift out the yolk, place it in the middle of each avocado. If you have extra room in the middle, add some additional egg white. Sprinkle with salt/pepper.
- Place the aluminum tray on the grill and close the lid. Bake for about 12 minutes, until the yolk is set and cooked to your preference. Use a spatula to place them on a plate, garnish with parsley if desired, and serve!