Avocado with Warm Bacon Dressing

Avocado with Warm Bacon Dressing – fresh ripe avocado topped with a warm dressing made from bacon, lime juice, shallot, sriracha and parsley.

So, I’ve been obsessed with avocados lately (you may have noticed here, here or here). For those of you who don’t get the allure of these creamy, tasty beauties – there’s no end in sight to my avocado madness. Sorry / not sorry. I’ve also eaten my fair share of bacon lately, so I thought it high time to combine the two.

While most avocados I eat end up smashed into something or kind of squished on top of something else, there’s something really elegant about just eating an avocado – you know, with a fork or a spoon. People call avocados “nature’s butter,” so if you’ve ever dreamt of eating butter with a spoon (I haven’t, but no judgement), here’s your chance.

Because this is a dish of simplicity, make sure your avocados are perfect – save the overly ripe ones for guacamole, and go for the just-ripe ones here. It’s ok if they’re a little toothsome. Also, you want to use good bacon for this (more on that here) – save the cheap stuff for something else.

One last thing – make sure your dinner guests are sitting down and waiting while you finish this dish. You’ll want to eat it immediately. Because cold bacon dressing and warm bacon dressing are at polar opposite ends of a very porky spectrum.

Avocado with Warm Bacon Dressing – fresh ripe avocado topped with a warm dressing made from bacon, lime juice, shallot, sriracha and parsley.
 
Avocado with Warm Bacon Dressing

Yield: 2 to 3 starter or side dish servings

Avocado with Warm Bacon Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 slices smoked bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves (cilantro is good here as well)
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 6 wedges

Instructions

  1. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel to drain; keep bacon drippings in pan.
  2. Add lime juice, shallot and sriracha to skillet; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove skillet from heat; stir in parsley and bacon. Pour dressing over avocado wedges and serve immediately.
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  • Abbe@This is How I Cook

    Lori, what a great idea. My mom used to make bacon dressing for spinach salads, but this sounds even better. Great idea!

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks Abbe! I bet a spinach AND avocado salad with bacon dressing would be even better! Combine the ideas!

  • Abbe@This is How I Cook

    Lori, what a great idea. My mom used to make bacon dressing for spinach salads, but this sounds even better. Great idea!

  • Laura Dembowski

    I just bought some avocados and can’t wait to use them. I totally need to get my hands on some sriracha too! Oh, and I’m thinking of going to The Sardine Room and was wondering if you had been there or heard anything about it. You’re always in the know on the restaurants :)

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Yes, you NEED sriracha :) For sure.

      I have not personally been to The Sardine Room, but it’s been on my “to try” list since it opened. I’ve heard only good things from people who have been there. I’ve heard they have a lot of great vegetable dishes, which I think is one sign of a great restaurant. I hate it when restaurants are careless about vegetables, and ONLY do meat, you know?

  • Laura Dembowski

    I just bought some avocados and can’t wait to use them. I totally need to get my hands on some sriracha too! Oh, and I’m thinking of going to The Sardine Room and was wondering if you had been there or heard anything about it. You’re always in the know on the restaurants :)

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Abbe! I bet a spinach AND avocado salad with bacon dressing would be even better! Combine the ideas!

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Yes, you NEED sriracha :) For sure.

    I have not personally been to The Sardine Room, but it’s been on my “to try” list since it opened. I’ve heard only good things from people who have been there. I’ve heard they have a lot of great vegetable dishes, which I think is one sign of a great restaurant. I hate it when restaurants are careless about vegetables, and ONLY do meat, you know?

  • Suzanne

    Oh wow does this sound delicious! I love bacon dressing. Really like the splash of sriracha!

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks Suzanne! It was a spur of the moment addition :)

  • Suzanne

    Oh wow does this sound delicious! I love bacon dressing. Really like the splash of sriracha!

  • Danelle04

    Avocado and bacon might just be the best food combination on the planet. This sounds (and looks) amazing!

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks Danelle! I agree – it’s definitely up there on my favorite flavor combinations!

  • Danelle04

    Avocado and bacon might just be the best food combination on the planet. This sounds (and looks) amazing!

  • Deanna Samaan

    This great I am showcasing this on my Facebook page. You are welcome anytime to post your link and photos to your recipes on it! https://www.facebook.com/SeductionInTheKitchen

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks Deanna!

  • Deanna Samaan

    This great I am showcasing this on my Facebook page. You are welcome anytime to post your link and photos to your recipes on it! https://www.facebook.com/SeductionInTheKitchen

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Suzanne! It was a spur of the moment addition :)

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Danelle! I agree – it’s definitely up there on my favorite flavor combinations!

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Deanna!

  • http://damndelicious.net/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    That bacon dressing looks heavenly!

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks Chung-Ah! How can you go wrong with warm bacon anything, right? :)

  • http://damndelicious.net/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    That bacon dressing looks heavenly!

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Chung-Ah! How can you go wrong with warm bacon anything, right? :)

  • Anna Spiegel

    Made this today and it was amazing! I had to add a little more lemon juice in the end, but the flavors were excellent. I served it over a mix of romaine & butter lettuce, as that’s what I had, and it was an incredibly satisfying lunch for myself. Thanks so much – I will definitely be making this again!

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks for stopping by, Anna. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Love the idea of serving it over lettuce!

  • Anna Spiegel

    Made this today and it was amazing! I had to add a little more lemon juice in the end, but the flavors were excellent. I served it over a mix of romaine & butter lettuce, as that’s what I had, and it was an incredibly satisfying lunch for myself. Thanks so much – I will definitely be making this again!

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks for stopping by, Anna. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Love the idea of serving it over lettuce!

  • kpawlowski

    Just made this last night! Absolutely AMAZING! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know :)

  • kpawlowski

    Just made this last night! Absolutely AMAZING! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know :)

  • Christine Devlin

    Hi Lori!
    I have to try this recipe! I LOVE avocados! And this would go great with the bacon we get from the farmer.
    Thanks!

    http://www.tasteofdivine.com

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Jealous of your from-the-farmer bacon! I’m sure it’s amazing!

      • Christine Devlin

        Oh it is amazing! If you ever have a chance to try some you definitely should!

  • Christine Devlin

    Hi Lori!
    I have to try this recipe! I LOVE avocados! And this would go great with the bacon we get from the farmer.
    Thanks!

    http://www.tasteofdivine.com

  • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Jealous of your from-the-farmer bacon! I’m sure it’s amazing!

  • Christine Devlin

    Oh it is amazing! If you ever have a chance to try some you definitely should!

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