guacamole bacon bitesThere are tasty ideas, and then there are mind-blowing ideas. This is the latter: Bacon guacamole bites. Basically, this is just guacamole sandwiched between two little pieces of bacon. I can't believe I hadn't thought of this myself. But it showed up in Runner's World magazine and now it's all I can think about. (I guess you'd need to be a runner to justify eating these bad boys?) 

We love bacon. We love guacamole. It's a match made in heaven! The new peanut butter cups. Right?!? I think these would make excellent Superbowl snacks, especially if everyone takes a few laps around the yard during halftime. But I'm making myself a few today just because. Here's a recipe.

Bacon Guacamole Bites adapted from Runner's World

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1-2 serrano or jalapeño peppers, minced
  • Salt to taste (around 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 pounds very ripe avocados
  • 1 plum tomato
  • Juice of 1 lime

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut bacon into 1 or 2-inch pieces. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange bacon so that no pieces overlap. Bake for 10 minutes, turn pieces over, and bake for another 5-10 minutes until done. Let pieces drain on paper towels.
  3. Meanwhile, make the guacamole. Put onion, peppers, and cilantro together in a bowl and crush together with the back of a spoon. (Or use a mortar and pestle or molcajete if you have one.) Add avocado, tomato, and lime juice and mash together with other ingredients with a fork. 
  4. Spoon about 1-2 teaspoons of guacamole on a piece of bacon and top with a second piece of bacon. Continue with the rest of the bacon and guacamole. Serve immediately.

 

Image via Adriana Velez