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Smoky Vegetable Guacamole

Yield Makes 4 cups


  • 4 small avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and quartered
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices
  • 6 large shallots, peeled
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make It

  1. Mash avocados and lime juice together in a medium bowl. Stir in sour cream, vinegar, and salt. Chill.

  2. Brush vegetables with oil, and place in a grill basket, if desired.

  3. Grill vegetables, without grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 8 minutes on each side. Remove vegetables; cool. Remove seeds from jalapeño peppers. Chop vegetables; stir into avocado mixture. Cover and chill, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.