Bacon Wrapped Avocados

I pretty much love pork. It’s wonderful. I love it in all shapes and forms. I love bacon, especially when it is baked in the oven, not fried in a skillet. I am embarassed to admit that I used to be a bacon hater. Yup, it’s true. I used to think that bacon was fatty, chewy, nastiness. In fact, I hated it so much that I would take the time to pick it out of sandwiches, off of chicken dishes, and I certainly would never touch the stuff at breakfast. Thankfully I grew up and realized that bacon is lovely. It’s crunchy and flavorful. You just want to wrap yourself in it. Bacon, is the new cashmere. Or at least these bacon wrapped avocados are.

Bacon wrapped avocado

A few weeks ago I was trying to think up a way to use the last of my avocado. It was lunch time, and while this Wrap with a honey Avocado dressing is pretty much the best thing in all the world, as is a little BBQ pork and guacamole grilled cheese, but I really needed something else. I had just come home from Harmons with a delightful little bag of avocados and I decided to forgo the bread and make something a bit broken down, and boy was it awesome. As is Harmons. I love that place. I love how happy everyone is to work there, and that their food is high quality. Where else can you go and get perfectly fresh food because they refuse to keep meats on the shelf for more than three days, etc? AWESOME!

Did you know that they carry their produce differently? Head to City Creek or other stores. They even have bananas hanging from the wall, apples in the chilled section and nothing is ever stacked high because it can damage the food and shorten shelf life. In fact they only stock enough food for each day, so that produce is never wasted or damaged. Their goal is to give the customer a longer shelf life, not themselves. Finally a brand that is more worried about the customer than their pocket book!)

bacon wrapped avocado

Sweet deliciousness this was good. Probably the best lunch ever! And because I’m trying to be good about balance, I figured I should add a little calcium and fruit in too. So, I went ahead and added apples and laughing cow cheese. I know I don’t get nearly enough calcium in my diet, and I wonder how many of you are the same? Sometimes I do great, and then the next thing I know I haven’t had a single serving all week. That’s totally going to change though. There are too many health benefits to just ignore it.

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Bacon Wrapped Avocados

Bacon Wrapped Avocados

Brown sugar bacon with a hint of spice all wrapped around a creamy piece of avocado. The appetizer that's making the others jealous.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Strips of Bacon
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2-1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 425
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and chili powder. Set aside
  3. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  4. Cut open the avocado and remove the pit. Slice about 3/4" slices lengthwise through the avocado, and then cut through the middle to cut all of the slices in half so that you have thick chunks of avocado.
  5. Cut each slice of bacon in 3-5 pieces and wrap each piece around the avocado. Roll in the brown sugar mixture and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven to a platter and stick a tooth pick in each for serving.

Notes

I pit my avocados by smacking my blade into the pit and giving it a quarter turn. The pit pops right out leaving the perfect flesh behind.

Depending on the size of your avocado pieces and length of your bacon you may get a different number of chunks of bacon. I wrap an end around the first piece of avocado just to measure and then cut all of the bacon together accordingly.

http://www.ohsweetbasil.com/2012/12/bacon-wrapped-avocado-appetizer.html

 

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*this was a sponsored post, but my opinions remain my own.

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