Yes. This snack is insane. Avocado Bacon Snack. It’s that simple. And I’m introducing you to perfection.
Why is it perfect?
- It’s super easy to prepare.
- It celebrates two yummy ingredients.
- Bacon and avocado should get married — they are the perfect match.
- When the (optional) balsamic drizzle is introduced it’s like the bacon and avocado went and had a baby and out popped perfection #2 but this one is like dessert.
- There is a meat-free version.
- It’s all gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free — for those who have issues with that. And it’s basically really healthy.
- It’s suuuuuuuper satisfying.
Yes… it’s all those things. But let’s stay on number seven reason for a moment.
This wee Avocado Bacon Snack will keep me energized and my belly full for hours. Avocado is really rather high in fibre and good fat. And it’s satisfying in the mouth when salt has been introduced to it.
And guess what has loads of saltiness? BACON does! Ha.
I have sourced organic, nitrate-free bacon in the past but it’s not as easy to come by. We are so lucky to live in a place where bacon can be purchased from a farm that you know. I really love pigs in general — and eating pork is something I don’t do so readily. So when I do I have to feel okay about it.
However, if you do NOT eat pork, and you would STILL like a very tasty avocado snack then my NEXT favourite choice would be Avocado + Toasted Sunflower Seeds. Be careful with this one, too. Sunflower seeds become rancid very quickly. Buy them raw and fresh, store them in a cool spot like the fridge. Toast them yourself. And don’t keep them around for long. Rancid fats are nasty.
Now…I haven’t even told you about the REALLY insane part. When you add the optional reduced balsamic drizzle to this already-yummy dish, it becomes this HEAVENLY DESSERT type thing. I’m serious. YES. Bacon and avocado CAN be like a dessert. It’s that combination of fat, sweet and salt that is really killer.
So…if you want to take it one step further, give that a go. Enjoy.
Avocado Bacon Snack of Insanity
This snack is next-level-ridulous with the addition of the balsamic reduction, and tastes like a dessert — but completely delicious (and way less sweet) without it. Only add the balsamic to the bacon option — not the sunflower seed option.
- 1 avocado
- 4 slices bacon OR 2 – 4 Tbsp sunflower seeds, toasted
- splash of lemon juice
- sprinkle of sea salt
- *balsamic vinegar reduction, to taste (optional)
- If using the stove-top method for cooking the bacon, cut into smaller pieces. Fry until crispy and drain on a paper towel. If using the oven-method, heat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with foil, place the pieces on top, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the fat. Once cook, crumble the bacon into smaller bits.
- Cut avocado in half. Sprinkle each half with a bit of salt, and a splash of lemon juice.
- Place cooked bacon (or toasted sunflower seeds) in the pit hole of avocado.
- optional *Balsamic Reduction: Place desired amount of vinegar (at least 3 Tbsp) in a small pot. Bring to a boil and reduce until thickened.
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