Grilled Cherry Guacamole

by Amie on August 6, 2012


It’s so easy to make…why don’t we make it more often?

Especially when the summer produce is pleasantly sweet and perfect to be tossed into a fun guacamole recipe.

A guac with grilled cherries?


Last week I met my buddy, Gina from the fabulous Skinny Taste at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. We met this year on the Dole trip out in California and realized we only live a few minutes from each other so I hope for a few more farmer’s market trips with her before winter.

Talk about a fun day. We spent an hour walking around and gazing at the amazingly beautiful produce.  After meetings all day- I had to go back and buy a large bunch of fresh cherries- they just looked too darn pretty and they were calling my name.


Yes, the cherries were talking to me.

Or maybe I was just tired and talking to myself.

Either way. I bought ‘em.

Grilled ‘em.

Add tossed ‘em into a simple guacamole recipe.

I’ll leave you with that.

You really must try this.

So, get your crudites or rice crackers ready because this baby calls for a special occasion- invite your neighbors over for an iced tea and have a sweet summer guac party on your porch.

(Or if you live in Manhattan….on your front stoop…hehe)

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Grilled Cherry Guacamole
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 4
Gluten-Free and Vegan
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ tsp. fresh lime zest
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground white pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently toss cherries in olive oil. Place cherries into a large piece of tin foil and fold to seal foil at the top.
  3. Transfer cherries in foil to the heated grill; cook for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mash avocados until it forms a chunky consistency.
  5. Remove cherries from grill; set aside for 2 minutes to cool then add to the guacamole mixture along with remaining ingredients; mix well to combine.
  6. Serve immediately. Garnish with additional fresh basil.
Serving Size: ¼ Cup Calories: 106 Cal • Fat: 7.9 g • Protein: 1.3 g • Carb: 10.0 g • Fiber: 3.8g • Sugar: 4.9g • Sodium: 58.6 g
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Jenn@slim-shoppin August 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm

That sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Amie August 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Thank you Jenn; so nice to hear from you! Enjoy darling; have a sunny day!


Cara August 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I’ve added a lot of crazy fun things to my guac, but never cherries! Sounds like fun :)


Amie August 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Thanks Cara; so nice to hear from you! Hope you are having a great August so far and hope to chat soon. Loving your photos darling! Keep it up. xoxo Hugs to you!


Mikelle @ Zen Thyroid August 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

OH MY YES!!!!! This looks so delicious! How incredibly creative to add cherries…grilled nonetheless…guac. Love it and cannot wait to try this.


Amie August 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Awe; thanks Mikelle. Hope you like this guac. It’s so fun n’ tasty. Lovin’ me some cherries this summer!


Alaine @ My GF & DF Living August 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm

What an amazing idea to throw some cherries into guac! Very clever. I can’t wait to try this!


Amie August 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Thank you Alaine; hope you enjoy it! Have a great night!


Stephanie @cookinfanatic August 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

what a crazy fun idea for guac, looks delicious!!!


Amie August 8, 2012 at 9:30 am

Thanks darling; so great to hear from you! Hope all is well and hope you are having a great summer. xoox


Nancy August 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

Wow! So excited going to buy cherries right now and trying this today!


Amie August 10, 2012 at 9:23 am

Thanks so much Nancy! Hope you enjoy it!


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