Grilled Yellow Tomatoes with Avocado Sauce

Keep that grill fired up! Yellow tomatoes are known to be milder than their blushing cousins, but the sauce in this dish adds plenty of zip. The tangy avocado-based sauce can also be served as a dip with veggies and chips, or used as a burger topping or sandwich spread.
By / Photography By The Naked South | June 03, 2016


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. 
  2. Combine avocado, cilantro, sour cream, lemon juice, and garlic in bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth, adding a tablespoon of water as needed to make a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Toss tomatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to grill and cook until softened and lightly charred, about 3 minutes per side. 
  4. Transfer to serving plate and top with sauce, cilantro, and a drizzle of oil.


  • ½ cup chopped avocado
  • ¼ cup cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • Water, as needed
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 pounds yellow tomatoes, cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
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