June is Recipe ReDux’s birthday month. So, we’re celebrating! Each other. We were challenged to:
Pick a fellow ReDuxer, go to their blog and either make one of their recipes or create one of your own inspired by theirs.
Choosing who I wanted to celebrate was not an easy task. Though a few of my ReDux friends immediately came to mind, one blogger and RD rose to the top. It’s someone whose recipes I save often so that I can quickly find that recipe to make in the future.
Problem is, that future rarely comes, for various reasons – time, out of sight out of mind, going back to the old standby weekly recipes, etc. That’s why I love this month’s theme, because it forced me (in a good way!) to create one of those recipes I’ve been meaning to make that my fellow blogger friends have shared. And, now I am motivated to do that more often!
This recipe for Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Corn & Black Bean Salsa was created by Jessica Levinson of the blog Nutritioulicious.
It’s super simple, quick to prepare and you likely have the ingredients on hand. Many of Jessica’s recipes are this same way. Jessica posts recipes and content that’s down to earth, approachable, simple, fresh and inspiring. I’ve had this grilled avocado recipe pinned for awhile and had to choose between featuring it or her Watermelon Feta Skewers … the skewers took a back seat this time around, but think I’ll make them for the 4th.
Anyhow, I had never grilled avocados before and we’ll definitely be doing it again. The soft, creamy avocado pairs really nicely with the crisp fresh salsa that’s just slightly sweet from the corn. Make these as a fun side dish for dinner or have atop or beside a salad for lunch.
Jessica is a registered and New York State-certified dietitian nutritionist and the founder of Nutritioulicious, a New York-based nutrition communications and consulting business with a focus on culinary nutrition. She is also a spokesperson and brand ambassador for food and beverage companies. And she’s a fellow Blog Brulee alum, which is where we met. If you don’t follow Jessica’s blog, check it out. She posts her weekly meal plans which are a great resource and inspiration for planning your family’s healthy meals throughout the week. One of the things I like most is that she often posts great seasonal round-ups including recipes from other bloggers which are great to save and keep on hand for culinary inspiration. A couple recent roundups include:
Here’s the full recipe for these Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Corn & Black Bean Salsa on Jessica’s blog.
Because I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand (no tomato, cilantro or jalapeno), I made the following tweaks:
- subbed salsa for fresh tomato
- subbed 1 scallion for the red onion
- skipped the cilantro ( I love cilantro and will definitely remember to pick it up to use next time)
- I also grilled a few limes to serve with the avocados for a fun twist
Make these Grilled Avocados as a fun side dish this summer. You’ll love them.
And don’t miss my fellow Recipe ReDuxer celebratory posts: