If you were to ask me to name a handful of ingredients that make almost any food taste better, avocados and bacon would top the list. Honestly, when I’m looking at a menu in a restaurant or scanning a recipe at home, if I see avocados or bacon on the ingredients list, I’m more likely to choose that food.
So it’s no surprise that an appetizer whose two main ingredients are avocados and bacon would catch my eye.
- 4 medium ripe avocados
- 8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
- Lime juice (a few sprinkles)
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- ¼ cup chopped garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Slice avocados in half lengthwise; scoop out about half of each avocado flesh, leaving a small “bowl” of avocado in each piece. Place scooped-out avocado in a medium bowl; add bacon and mash gently. Spoon mixture back into each avocado half. Sprinkle with lime juice to prevent browning.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth and all sugars are dissolved. Pour hot mixture over filled avocado halves. Serve immediately.
I actually ate a bacon-stuffed avocado for breakfast before leaving for my trip to Detroit this past weekend, and found it to be both satisfyingly filling AND delicious. These little avocado “boats” would make a great appetizer or side dish as well. And don’t you think these would make perfect Super Bowl snacks?
Join me for the #AvocadoBowl Twitter Party!
When: January 21st, 2013 at 5-6 PM PST, 6-7 PM MST, 7-8 PM CST and 8-9 PM EST
Tweet Grid: http://bit.ly/107X0na
Hosted by: @PGAvocados and @BirdBanter
Panelists: @WholesomeMommy, @JennFowler, @1momof5, @DariaDG, @CentsibleLife
Prizes: many prizes including avocados, PopChips NEW tortilla chips, Super Molcajete Bowl, and more (check out the main party post for details).
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