I absolutely love magazines but rarely buy them but when I saw this one last week I just couldn’t resist.
Yikes…not good for the whole diet thing. Seriously, 108 bacon recipes! That’s just crazy talk.
This guac recipe is not from the magazine but can you tell I had bacon on my mind? I whipped up a Mexican feast the in-laws this past weekend and needed a yummy little appetizer to start things off. Joel is kind of addicted to guacamole so I knew it would be the perfect starter.
I have a standard go-to guacamole but I wanted to spice things up and try one of the many fun, creative varieties that I have been seeing so much of lately. And really, what’s better than roasted garlic and bacon? Not much in my opinion.
My father-in-law Ken doesn’t even like guacamole but he really enjoyed this recipe. I think that says a lot!
The roasted garlic brings a slightly sweet, nutty flavor and the bacon brings its signature smoky, saltiness. The perfect way to start off a little fiesta!
Roasted Garlic and Bacon Guacamole
recipe slightly adapted from Fabtastic Eats
1 head of garlic
3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 avocados, pit removed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Juice of 1 Lime
1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped*
Kosher salt to taste
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Meanwhile, slice a bit of the top off of the garlic (just enough to cut open each clove) then place it on a square of foil and drizzle with olive oil. Seal it up tightly and bake for about 45 minutes.
2. Place avocados in a bowl and mash to desired consistency. Squeeze roasted garlic into the mashed avocado and mix along with the bacon, cayenne, lime juice and cilantro. Add kosher salt to taste. Enjoy with chips and carrot sticks.
*I left out the cilantro because Joel isn’t a big fan but I think it would be an amazing addition and am totally adding it next time.