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Bacon-Wrapped Avocado

By May 25, 2018Recipes
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When you pair bacon with avocado great things happen. Typically for me, this pairing has happened on top of my salads and in my guacamole (or in my deviled egg recipe), so when I came upon this recipe for bacon-wrapped avocado I just had to try it.

Bacon-Wrapped Avocado

Avocados aren’t usually cooked, but when they are they transform into a soft buttery goodness that melts in your mouth. The bacon wrapped around the avocado crisps up so nicely, and the avocado becomes slightly firm on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s like biting into a perfectly crisp salty French fry. A sprinkle of chili powder (or, in my case, cayenne) adds an amount of spice that’s not too hot and adds richness to the flavors.

Bacon-Wrapped Avocado

This bacon-wrapped avocado recipe is super quick to make with just three ingredients, so it makes a perfect appetizer for parties. You could also incorporate these into your meals by adding them on top of fish, pairing them as a side to spicy shrimp, or eating them inside a lettuce wrap. Because, really — when bacon is involved you can’t go wrong.

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Bacon-Wrapped Avocado

Category Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Shannon Gilson

Ingredients

  • 4-6 strips bacon
  • 1 avocado
  • Chili powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  2. Line a small baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Cut the avocado into long equal slices.
  4. Wrap each avocado slice with bacon (I cut my bacon strips in half, and used half a bacon strip for each slice of avocado).
  5. Line your bacon wrapped avocado slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle with chili powder.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until your bacon is crispy.
  7. Let sit for a minute and place avocado slices on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  8. Serve immediately.
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Shannon Gilson
Shannon is an artist living in Grantham, New Hampshire, with her husband, four pups, and two cats. She graduated with a BFA from Suffolk University and is happily putting her fine art degree to good use.

She enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, exploring as many places and local food dishes as possible. Shannon feels that eating a country’s specialty food not only connects you to the culture, it also ensures you’re eating fresher and more local, too.

You can follow Shannon’s travels and art on Instagram.

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