Thursday, April 14, 2011

avocado with warm bacon cilantro dressing

i apologize for the horrible picture of this absolutely delicious concoction.
it does not do it justice what so ever.
i had many issues going on here.

i had a huge avocado waiting to be used for this recipe. when i sliced it open part of it was rotten, but most of it was salvageable.
no pretty slices. that was a bummer.
then the sun started setting as i was finishing up and my natural light was fading.
so i rushed the styling of my plate.
i also wanted to make sure i tried WARM bacon dressing so pictures weren't really a priority at that point.
and i'm pregnant so i needed that bacon to get in my belly.
basically you are lucky there is "ahh" picture at all.

i saw this recipe on elizabeth's blog the other day and i knew i needed to have it.
i made adjustments for what i had on hand and the results were delicious.
some things i would change for next time;
i chopped the bacon in to small pieces. bigger, hand crumbled chunks would be better.
also not chopping the cilantro as fine...a rough chop would have worked.
spoon the mixture out of the pan on to the avocado. in my haste i dumped the whole pan over the slices...not as pretty as it could have been.
but delicious none the less.
i served this to jere jae on his burger last night and he loved it. 

Avocado with Warm Bacon Cilantro Dressing
makes 4 servings
{print recipe}

1/3 pound sliced bacon (about 4 slices)
2 firm-ripe avocados, each pitted, peeled, and cut into 4 to 6 wedges
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-low heat until crisp.
Drain bacon on paper towels. Remove pan from heat and pour the bacon fat into a bowl. Add 2 tbsp. bacon fat back into your skillet.
Divide the sliced avocado wedges among 4 plates.
Heat bacon fat over medium heat. Add garlic, 1/4 cup water, lime juice, and sugar and simmer for 1 minute, stirring.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cilantro.
Crumble the bacon in to the skillet.
Stir until combined.
Spoon over avocado wedges and serve immediately.
Lick your plate.


  1. This looks absolutely delicious!

  2. Oh no, the picture is perfect, made my mouth water. It looks incredible!

  3. Beautifully yummy!!! you could even add a little crumble blue cheese.

  4. Holy Moly, I guess it would be safe to say that calorie counting would go out the window when eating this heavenly concoction. Or.....does the delicious GOOD fat from the avocado out weight the bad fat from the bacon grease? Yes, I believe it does (or at least that is what I will tell myself while eating it). My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Thanks......again!!

  5. OMG. Drool. If fat on fat is wrong, I don't ever want to be right!

  6. This is awesome!!! I served mine over grilled chicken that was laying over a pile of refried black beans with tomato slices. Before I could even ask my husband if he liked it he had cleaned his plate.

  7. Made this tonight. Didn't have lime juice so just used a little white wine vinegar. It was absolutely delicious. Thank you for the great recipe!

  8. Made it on Friday for a bunch of girlfriends. Didn't have bacon but I had some left over smoked sausages. Chopped it up into tiny pieces and sauted it with fresh garlic, spring onion & cilantro with a dash of chipotle sauce. Served with slices of baquette & paired it with skinny wine pinot grigio. This was yummy. The girls & I thank you for a great recipe. Will be making again this Sat at my bbq party



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