Last night, my mother took a few cold, crispy, paper-towel-wrapped bacon strips out of the fridge.
“What should we do with this leftover bacon?” she asked.
“WHY DO YOU HAVE LEFTOVER BACON?” I grabbed the strips and without hesitating, crumbled them into the bowl of fresh guacamole I was mashing. I was scared for a second, because what if it wasn’t a good combination? What if I had ruined some perfectly good guac and some perfectly good bacon? Haha. No way. It was just as awesome as it could possibly be. I ruined its aesthetics by eating a giant scoopful before thinking of photo-documentation, but you’ll get the idea from this Instagram:
Recipe: Bacon guacamole for 2
- 1 Large avocado
- juice of 1/2 a ripe lime
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 a small tomato, diced
- 1 (or 2) extra crispy bacon strip(s)
Mash up that avocado with a fork or small potato-masher. Squeeze that lime juice. Mix in garlic, salt, and diced tomato. Garnish with your fresh bacon bits. Serve with tortilla chips. YUM. (Note: I do not work with cilantro, ever. It tastes like dish detergent to me. Put some in if you’re a fan. I prefer to add chopped scallions to my guac for flavor, but I didn’t have any that day.)