Bacon Pesto Guacamole? Yes please. This is one delicious gourmet guacamole. One of my most popular guacamole recipes.
Here's another fabulous gourmet Bacon Pesto Guacamole for you to try. I am told this guacamole is almost as good as my Blue Cheese Guacamole which I have yet to publish on this blog. UPDATE: Here it is: Blue Cheese Guacamole.
I really do like this guacamole. Not because it has bacon in it either. We all know that bacon makes everything taste better? I think the Pesto and avocado combination is what makes this a delicious guacamole.
🥑 How to Pick the Perfect Avocado
Choosing the wrong avocado will ruin your dish. Especially when the avocado is the main ingredient like in Guacamole. Basically you want a perfectly ripe Avocado. This is a great article on how to select the perfect avocado.
Just like I've done for some of my other recipes, I wanted to know the history of Guacamole so I consulted the all-knowing Wikipedia and found this article.
🎥 How to cut an Avocado (Video)
Make sure you check out some of my other awesome guacamole and Appetizer Recipes.
🥓 How to Make Bacon
If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I've put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon - 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.
And don't throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Bacon Pesto Guacamole: Avocados, Roma Tomato, Red Onion, Fresh Cilantro, Lime Juice, Basil Pesto, Garlic Powder, Salt and Bacon.
🥣 How to Make this Bacon Pesto Guacamole
Peel, Pit and mash 3 of the avocados in a large bowl.
Add the tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, basil pesto, garlic powder and salt to the bowl and stir to combine.
Add more lime juice or salt to taste.
Dice the remaining avocado and fold it in, along with the crumbled bacon, into the bowl of guacamole.
🍳 Recipe Card
Bacon Pesto Guacamole
- 4 Avocado(s)
- 1 Roma Tomato, Diced
- 1/2 Cup Red Onion
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/3 Cup Basil Pesto
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Bacon, Cooked & Crumbled
- Peel and mash 3 of the avocados in a large bowl.
- Add the tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, basil pesto, garlic powder and salt to the bowl and stir to combine.
- Add more lime juice or salt to taste.
- Dice the remaining avocado and fold it in, along with the crumbled bacon, into the bowl of guacamole.
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