BLT Guacamole

photo of a bowl of BLT Guacamole

I came across a recipe for BLT guacamole on the California Avocado Commission website. Immediately I thought, Duh, of course bacon would make guacamole taste better.

I love making fresh guacamole. I discovered how easy and delicious it was when we ordered it made tableside at a Mexican restaurant a long time ago. After that, I always made my own, especially for BBQs, Superbowl, etc.
close-up photo of a chip with guacamole
Of course, I always had to plan in advance. Get avocados ahead of time and give them a chance to ripen. Buy fresh cilantro only a few days before so they don’t spoil. It was really fun for a while, but it didn’t really seem like my family appreciated the effort.
photo of diced tomatoes on a cutting board
So last time we had a bbq, I decided to just buy some premade guacamole from Costco instead of having to buy so many fresh ingredients. After tasting it, my siblings told me that they like mine better.  Aww. It was great to know that they had indeed appreciated my homemade one. So I decided to make my own guacamole again, and this one was the perfect one.
BLT Guacamole
The recipe I looked at actually uses a lot of mayonnaise in the guacamole, which I guess fits better with the BLT theme. But I don’t like mayonnaise. So I decided to make my own version. I basically took my go-to guacamole recipe. I eliminated some of the ingredients that I don’t normally see on a BLT burger like cilantro. I also left out the lettuce. But I kept the tomatoes, and added cooked crispy bits of bacon.

The result was delicious. I may never go back to regular guacamole again.
photo of a bowl guacamole with chips

BLT Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

A classic BLT meets guacamole! This is a great dip for football parties and other get-togethers.

Ingredients:

  • 3 avocados mashed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 5 strips of crispy cooked bacon diced into very small pieces

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in pepper and bacon. Refrigerate for an hour to let flavors sit or serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
BLT Guacamole
Amount Per Serving (0.17 of recipe)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 517mg22%
Potassium 592mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
Net Carbs 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

10 comments on “BLT Guacamole”

  1. BLT guacamole! That is a brilliant idea. I always make my own, too. It’s so easy and tastes so much better that the pre-made stuff. Heck, I like even just eating avocado sandwiches!

  2. This recipe is pure genius! Bacon in guac! I love it already! 🙂

  3. Yum, who wouldn’t love bacon in guacamole!

  4. I like mayonaise, but not in guacamole! Love the idea of adding bacon.

    • I’m not a huge fan of mayo but I’ll eat it with tuna, egg salad, and on some other things. But mixing it with my guac didn’t sound appealing.

  5. Mm, just made this and added some fresh mozarella as well, the flavors are wonderful! What a wonderful recipe! 

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