One of the best parts about the warmer weather is the excuse to fire up the grill and start eating al fresco. The good news is you do not need to wait for summer or any given season to arrive to make these amazing grilled potato skins with a guacamole filling! Are you excited?
Simple easy recipes are our favorites. With no fuss and little to no planning ahead, this grilled potato skins recipe from the Vegan BBQ cookbook is a real winner. Let’s get the grill started!
Grilled Potato Skins with Guacamole
These grilled potato skins are basically crispy barbecued finger food. Perfect as hors d’oeuvres or as a starter served with our craft beer and vegetable chili.
for the potatoes
- 6 medium potatoes (choose a fast-cooking variety)
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt (to taste)
for the guacamole
- 1 red chili pepper
- 1 avocado
- 4 teaspoons of lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (to taste)
- 3 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves
Boil the potatoes in their jackets and leave them to cool. Halve them and scoop out the flesh, leaving 5 mm over the skin. Set aside the potato flesh.
For the filling, finely chop the chili. Crush the potato flesh and the avocado with a fork and mix them with the remaining guacamole ingredients.
Brush the potato skins with the olive oil and grill them on their cut side over high heat for 3–4 minutes. Turn them over, fill them with the potato guacamole, and finish cooking for another 3 minutes with the lid closed.
Top with chopped coriander and serve with lime wedges.
Budget And Garden Party Friendly!
This is one of the simplest recipes ever. You’ll only need potatoes, avocados, and limes as the main ingredients! So easy! Buy a big bag of young potatoes and try to find some avocados on sale. If you don’t have limes just use lemons and the spices you have on hand.
Wouldn’t these potato skins be a perfect side for some chunky veggie burgers? Or even as a starter to eat with your hands while waiting for the corn on the cob to caramelize. So delicious!
As it usually happens with simple recipes, it’s super easy to swap ingredients. In case you don’t fancy using guacamole or you simply don’t have any avocados on hand then you could fill the potato skins with some creamy store-bought or homemade hummus, pico de gallo, or melted vegan cheese.
Do You Need A Grill To Make Potato Skins?
Not at all! You can easily make this recipe in the oven. Just boil the potatoes, halve them and scoop up the flesh out. Drizzle them with olive oil and place them in the oven tray (lined with parchment baking paper) and select the grill mode on your oven. Leave them in there for 5 minutes and turn them around, once ready fill them with the guacamole (or hummus) and bake them for another 3 minutes.
There you go! No need to own an outdoor grill to enjoy these yummy potato skins—and you can prepare them during rainy days too. They’ll work for any get together as they take so little time and effort to make.
About The Cookbook
This Vegan BBQ cookbook by Nadine Horn & Jörg Mayer is full of mouth-watering recipes to cook outdoors (or not!) while enjoying the sun. From grilled sandwiches to veggie burgers, from salads to pickles to amazing bread recipes, you’ll want to prepare every single one!
The notion that a vegan barbecue is a challenging feat is a thing of the past.
Nadine Horn and Jórg Mayer are foodies at heart and dedicate their time to developing amazing vegan recipes for all of us to enjoy. This German couple is the one behind the amazing food blog Eat This! and they contribute to the ever amazing vegan resource page One Green Planet. This is not their first vegan cookbook, so make sure you check out their others, too!
Want more amazing vegan barbecue recipes? Get your copy here!
This Grilled Potato Skins recipe and photos are published with permission from the Vegan BBQ cookbook by Nadine Horn & Jörg Mayer at Grub Street Publishing. Please note that this article contains affiliate links that help support our work at World of Vegan!