[1] Torching an avocado at Crown Shy restaurant in New York City (photo © Crown Shy).

[2] Charred avocado salad. Here’s the recipe from Food & Wine (photo © Victor Protasio | Food & Wine).

[3] Just peel and torch! (photo © Love One Today).


We have enjoyed many a grilled avocado.

But what if you don’t have a grill, or if your backyard grill won’t be out until later in the season?


Have a kitchen torch?

Then you can easily make torched—also called bruléed and charred—avocados.

In its simplest form, you can:

  • Torch the bottom of an avocado half, then serve it cut-side-down as a side, or in a pool of dressing as a salad.
  • Turn it cut-side-up and add ceviche, crab salad or or whatever you’d like for a stuffed avocado (a.k.a. avocado boat).
  • Slice the avocado as shown in photo #1, for a side or a first course, on a plate with dressed arugula or watercresss.

    Many of the recipes in which you use avocado can substitute a torched avocado for a bit of charred, smokey flavor.

    This avocado burger recipe tastes even better when the avocado is charred.

    More ideas for torched avocados:

  • Avocado Caprese Salad
  • Avocado & Citrus Salad
  • Avocado & Shrimp Cocktail
  • Avocado Summer Rolls (Recipe)
  • Avocado Toast
  • Grain Bowl Topping
  • Green Salad Garnish (photo #2)
  • Side With Grilled Fish & Shellfish
  • Sliced Avocado Salad With Vinaigrette
  • Stuffed Avocado
  • Tex-Mex: Burritos, Tacos, Tostadas
  • Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Recipe)
  • With Burrata Or Other Soft Cheese
    You can even used charred avocados to make guacamole.

    Torching is easy.

    But if you’d like a video showing the process, here it is.



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