Avocado & Bacon Dip

healthy fats galore!

healthy fats galore!

Avocados are in season pretty much all year round here…or so says a friend who’s lucky enough to have an avocado tree in his backyard.

Sigh….the things I would do for a back yard, and an avocado tree (hint: some of them would be considered illegal).

But, on reflection, perhaps it’s a good thing we don’t have a daily deluge of avocados.

I ate some bacon. I couldn't help it.

I ate some bacon before it went in the dip. I couldn’t help it.

My avocado recipes are limited. I tend to stick to the favourites and make lots of guacamole/dips/salsa/salads.

Or do the lazy thing and chuck ’em in a smoothie.

creamy, salty, good

creamy, salty, good

But, if I’m going to do the classics, I like to mix them up once in a while.

I’ve used smokey bacon because it gives a nice rich flavour to this dip. It goes well with crackers, raw veg, toast…hell, I even had a dollop on some chicken breast.

Avocado & Bacon Dip (makes about a cup and a half)

  • 3 slices streaky, smoked bacon
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chives, very finely sliced
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Fry or grill the bacon until browned and crispy. Let cool. Chop into 1cm pieces.
  2. Mash the avocado ’til smooth. Stir in the sour cream, garlic and chives. Season well.
  3. Add the bacon bits and stir. Chill until needed

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