Bacon Holy Guacamole Recipe by NTP student Kelsey Nichole
A guest blog post by Kelsey Nichole, NTP student and owner of Treasured Tablespoons.
A couple months ago, while my husband, Blake and I were out to dinner with some friends, we ordered guacamole and chips to munch on… because what is Mexican food without guacamole? Within a few minutes, a guacamole cart showed up to our table and freshly prepared guacamole was made in front of us. Not only was it entertaining and impressive, but so delicious! The guacamole was loaded with the yummiest of ingredients:
- + Avocado
- + Bacon (um, yes please!)
- + Cojita cheese
- + Jalapeno
- + Tomato
- + Onion
- + Corn
- + Cilantro
- + Lime
- + Pineapple (yes!)
That night, I told Blake I was going to recreate the guacamole. I mean… bacon and pineapple?! Uh, yes please. So, Bacon Holy Guacamole was born.
Of course, I created the Paleo version, meaning I omitted the cheese and corn. But with all the other flavorful ingredients, my re-creation was just as tasty. Salty, savory, and sweet. Yum! I’m willing to bet this recipe will make you say “holy guacamole!”
You can serve this Holy Bacon Guacamole as an appetizer with Siete Foods Chips, plantain chips, or veggies. It’s also delicious served on top of chicken or salmon!
If you’re ever in the Houston area, check out the O.G. guacamole at Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen!
Bacon Holy Guacamole
- + 3-4 large avocados
- + 5 ounces bacon nitrate free
- + 3/4 cup pineapple finely chopped
- + 3 roma tomatoes finely chopped
- + 1/4 cup red onion diced
- + 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- + 1 tbs fresh jalapeño finely chopped
- + 2 tbs fresh cilantro chopped
- + juice from 1 lime
- + 1/4 tsp sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with tinfoil. Place bacon on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
2. Meanwhile, mash all avocados in a large bowl. Set aside. Chop all remaining ingredients and add to a large bowl.
3. Once the bacon is done baking, let cool completely. Dice into small pieces and mix into guacamole.
4. Serve with sweet potato chips, plantain chips, Siete Foods chips, or veggies.
Kelsey is a certified personal trainer (ACE, NASM, FMS) & soon-to-be Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She is a wife, self-proclaimed (healthy) foodie, and driven by her faith. She enjoys consuming dark chocolate and red wine, kettlebell workouts, and over-sized coffee mugs.
Her journey struggling with a variety of health issues, most likely due to overactivity, low body fat percentage, and stress, is what led her to become her own health advocate. She experienced symptoms like acne, bloating/IBS, fatigue, and frequent infections. Her health and fitness journey has developed, grown, and matured. Her goal has transformed from simply looking good to fully feeling her best, physically and mentally. She learned that tracking the food you eat isn’t always necessary (especially long term), health and fitness look different for everyone, and rest is an essential part of any health goal. She is currently a certified personal trainer and truly enjoys walking with her clients through their personal journeys. Although physical fitness is a strong passion of hers, and probably always will be, she has always had interest in nutrition, which is why she is pursuing a certification in Nutritional Therapy and will graduate as an NTP in November of 2019.
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