Tuesday, May 24, 2011

bacon and sun-dried tomato guacamole

Yummy note: So my inspiration for this recipe came from when I went to one of Rick Bayless' restaurants last year. The guacamole there was just so tasty, I wanted to make my own and find some good flavors. I didn't want just any imitation salty flavors, like when you often use one of those pre-packaged mixes you stir up with any ole avocado. So I found some guacamole recipes in the Fiesta at Rick's Cookbook http://www.rickbayless.com/cookbooks/fiestaatricks.html and decided to adapt them to a bit and make my own creation. This bacon and sun dried tomato guacamole is a mix of two of his recipes. I didn't have all the ingredients on hand for any of the recipes, so I made some variations, and it came together very nicely and quickly was able to make a delicious side dish.


Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole




Ingredients:
4-5 slices of bacon (about 1/2 cup or so crumbled up)
2 ripe avocados
1/2 medium onion, diced (about 1/4 cup diced)
1/4 cup of fire-roasted red bell peppers, chopped (can find these peppers already roasted and prepared in a jar)
1/3 cup soft sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
about 1/2 fresh lime




Directions:

Prepare bacon and cook to desired crispiness. Let bacon cool on paper towel (if you can handle just letting the bacon sit without eating it all :). When cool, crumble up bacon.



Cut open and prepare avocados by scooping out the avocado and place in a mixing bowl. I used a potato masher here and it worked beautifully to break up the avocados well.




Next, add in diced onion, cut up sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, bacon crumbles, and red roasted peppers.


Add in the lime juice at the end and season with salt if needed. Cover guacamole with plastic wrap directly against the guacamole so that it does not turn brown as fast. Keep in refrigerator. Can garnish with extra cilantro and bacon when ready to serve.





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3 comments:

  1. Great idea. I love guacamole and with bacon&sun- dried tomatoes it should be heaven :P

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  3. This recipe was featured for a July 2011 SRC post on http://cooklisacook.blogspot.com/2011/07/holy-guacamole-and-secret-recipe-club.html

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