Creamy Bacon Guacamole

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This Creamy Bacon Guacamole recipe only takes 5 minutes to make! It’s an easy homemade guacamole paired with the subtle saltiness of bacon. It makes a completely irresistible bite. 

Looking for a classic guacamole recipe? Try this recipe for homemade guacamole.

Crispy bacon pieces on top of a bowl of guacamole

Creamy Homemade Bacon Guacamole Dip

Avocados and I.

Well.

We kinda have this thing, avocados and I. It was love at first taste. It’s creamy green goodness is unmatchable. Guacamole is centered around them. Toast pays tribute to them (ahem.. avocado toast) and there are shirts with pictures of them.

People love them some avocado.

A chip being dipped into a bowl of Creamy Bacon Guacamole

And believe me, I am first in line at that avocado party.

Someday I hope to have an Avocado tree in our backyard. With the amount of avocados that I buy per week, it would save us some money!

The funny thing about avocados is they don’t really taste like much. Have you noticed that? They are creamy yes. But they aren’t tangy, sweet, salty. or spicy. They are just kinda neutral. But they are one of the most adored fruits ever. And yes, it is a fruit NOT a vegetable. (just like tomatoes)

Bacon strips on a cooling rack and a bowl of mashed avocado

These guys are most definitely the star of the show when they are brought to a party. Which is why it’s a MUST to have them! ESPECIALLY at a Cinco de Mayo party.

You know that Cinco de Mayo is next weekend right? And how fun that it falls on a Saturday this year instead of a weekday.

Last year, we created Maddie on Cinco de Mayo (or at least that’s what I’m claiming because the timing works out)… too many margaritas! haha This year, no more babies but let their be margaritas and guacamole galore.

Creamy Bacon Guacamole in a bowl

I’m hosting a Cinco de Mayo party at our house and the list is bountiful –> Chicken Taquitos, Beef Fajitas, Carnitas, Pineapple Salsa, Churro Cheesecake Bars, Margaritas and Sangria. This Bacon Guacamole will definitely be there in all it’s glory!

I mean come on. Bacon + Guacamole. Sounds like a recipe for total deliciousness to me! Am I right?

Bacon Guacamole Ingredients

This easy guac is filled with classic ingredients for an authentic guacamole with a bacon-y twist. Here’s what you’ll need to make this guacamole dip:

  • avocado
  • bacon
  • red onion
  • fresh cilantro
  • roma tomato
  • jalapeno
  • fresh lime juice
  • garlic cloves
  • salt to taste

How to Make Bacon Guacamole

Making guacamole is simple! Here’s what you do:

  1. Mash your avocado in a bowl.
  2. Mix in the cooked bacon, onion, tomato, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro.
  3. Stir in the lime juice.
  4. Taste and adjust salt to taste.

That’s it! You’re definitely going to love every bite of this guacamole.

Guacamole in a bowl topped with bacon and lime slices

Tips for the Best Bacon Guacamole

Making guacamole is super easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind for the absolute best homemade guacamole!

  1. Pick ripe avocados. Look for avocados that are pretty firm and only have a slight give to them when you press gently with your fingers. Also look for avocados that still have the stem attached (that little knob at one end of the avocado).
  2. Use fresh ingredients. What makes a good guacamole really shine are quality ingredients! This is especially true with the cilantro. Don’t use try cilantro in your guac.

How to Store Leftover Bacon Guacamole

Guacamole can be tricky to store because it oxidizes and turns brown pretty quickly. The citric acid in the lime juice helps slow this process down, but not by much.

If you have leftover guacamole the easiest solution I’ve found is to place plastic wrap directly onto the guac to reduce the amount of oxygen it comes into contact with. 

Another option is to use this guac hack, which involves packing your guacamole into a bowl with a top, then covering it with water. The water seals out oxygen better than plastic wrap and doesn’t create any plastic waste either! When you’re ready to enjoy your homemade guacamole again, just drain off the water, stir and dig in.

Whichever method you choose, homemade guacamole can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Truthfully though, you probably aren’t going to have leftover guac! It’s just too good to stop eating until it’s gone.

Bon Appetit friends!

 

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Creamy Bacon Guacamole

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer
  • method Method: Bowl
  • cuisine Cuisine: Mexican

Description

This easy, 5-minute Creamy Bacon Guacamole is an incredible twist on the classic spread. You”ll never want to make your guacamole another way!

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Ingredients

  • 5 avocado, mashed
  • 3 strips of bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 roma tomato, diced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno
  • 23 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. To a large bowl, add mashed avocado, diced bacon, red onion, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno, lime juice, and minced garlic. Mix everything together, season with salt to taste.
  2. Serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 89 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg

Keywords: best guacamole recipe, guac recipe, guacamole dip, bacon dip, mexican appetizers

 

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Hi! I'm the recipe developer and food photographer behind all these easy healthy recipes! I love food, Jesus, morning lattes, and am obsessed with fantasy football!

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9 Responses
  1. Jen

    Adding bacon is a sure fire way for this to be devoured very quickly in my house, lol! I may have to try this before the kids get home just to ensure I get a scoop or two!

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