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
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.
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!