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May 1, 2013

Bacon and Roasted Garlic Guacamole

Welp, this stuff is pretty amazing.

You know about roasted garlic, right? It's soft, it's a bit sweeter, it makes all things better. 

Except your breath. 


And you already know my thoughts on bacon.

It too makes everything better.

Except scallops. That is the one thing I don't like wrapped in bacon. I'm weird.

But roasted garlic and bacon make this guac oh-so-special. I dare you to try it and not like it. Double dog dare you.

Bacon and Roasted Garlic Guacamole
adapted from Fabtastic Eats
  • 1 head of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 2 strips of bacon
  • 4 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • 3 avocados, seeded
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • salt to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Slice off the top of the head of garlic to expose some cloves inside. Place the heads on a piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper and wrap in the foil. Roast until cloves are lightly browned and tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and unwrap to cool.

While garlic is roasting, chop bacon and cook in a skillet until crisp. When bacon is almost done, add in minced red onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and drain off grease on a paper towel and set aside.

In a medium bowl, toss in avocados and squeeze in all of the roasted garlic. Add the lime juice and cayenne pepper. Mash together roughly.  Stir in the bacon and onion mixture, and cilantro. Add salt to taste.

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Would you believe I didn't like guacamole until I was an adult? 

I said I was weird! And now I'm making up for all that lost time.

Linking up here.  

Peace, and bacon grease!


Winelady Cooks said...

Hi, I just stopped by from Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday. Guacamole is one of my favorites. Would love it if you stopped by to share this with Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo. The party goes live tonight at 9:00 PM Eastern.

Joanne/Winelady Cooks said...

Holy guacamole!! I'm pretty sure this is the best guacamole ever!!! I love the crispy, salty bacon with the creamy avocado! Brilliant. The roasted garlic is just the icing!

Jenn said...

This sounds so dang good!

Faith said...

I'm going to have to try guacamole again because I haven't tried it since the first time I hated it. I hear the taste buds change as we get older so I'm going to try again!

Looks amazing!

AG said...

Oh, this looks absolutely lovely! I love guacamole revamp recipes & this one excites me! I followed you here from The Mandatory Mooch's link party. :) Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link:

Garden Chef said...

Just pinned this! Thank you for the recipe. Hopping from The Best Blog Recipes link up.

Winelady Cooks said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo. If you have a chance please stop by to vote for your favorite recipe.

We look forward to seeing you again next week.
Joanne/Winelady Cooks

a joyful noise said...

this is so interesting and a must try idea to roast garlic and bacon

AG said...

It's me again!I love this recipe & I’ve featured it in my Cinco de Mayo Recipes Roundup over on my blog, Anyonita Nibbles. I’ve also joined your sites & started following you socially! You can find the roundup here: I hope you’ll stop by & share the roundup with your followers! :) Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Karen at said...

That looks sooooo good! Bacon does make everything better! I am not the guacamole maker of the family but I am gonna pass this along to the one who is :)

Savannah McQueen said...

This really looks delicious. Pinned! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes.

Amber @ said...

Bacon makes everything better! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #11.

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Unknown said...

Just stopping by to share this post on my Facebook page! Don't know why I've never thought to put bacon in guacamole, lol! This recipe seriously sounds so good :)

Thanks for sharing at The Weekend re-Treat last weekend!


cooking with curls said...

OMG...this looks so good! I think I have you beat, I didn't not even try guacamole until I was an adult! And I grew up in California :) I have got to try your version!!!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

We make bacon guacamole at home at the time. Now I am going to have to give adding roasted garlic into it a try.
Thanks so much for linking them up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

Amy said...

Genius! Definitely trying this!

Chris said...

Guac rocks!

Kayla's Creations said...

Oh Yum! I love guac, garilc, & bacon! I'm featuring you today at the circle of faith link party! :) > I hope your having a great weekend!,

-Kayla :)

Michelle Day said...

This looks amazing! I love that you added bacon to an already amazing dish! I love Guac and can't wait to try this one. You are being featured on Tasty Creations tonight. Have a great weekend :)

Alaina said...

Im so glad you liked it! IT's my favorite way to eat guac lately! Bacon makes everything better! Beautiful pictures! :)