Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Are you ready to shake up some margaritas, scoop some guacamole, and partake in some tacos? I know I am. So, I already shared my recipes for classic guacamole and pineapple guacamole earlier this week. Today, I have one last guacamole version to add to your Cinco de Mayo party (or really, just any day in general).
Since the pineapple guacamole is sweet, I decided moving toward a more savory version was a must. And I thought it might be a good idea to incorporate two other awesome ingredients: bacon…and garlic. I mean, you can’t go wrong with either of them, can you? I’ve become a huge fan of roasting garlic in my oven lately – there are a lot of uses for it aside from this guacamole! Have you tried it out yourself? Roasting the garlic in general makes your kitchen smell insanely good. I spread the roasted garlic on top of my pizza crusts quite often, I’ve added it to a white bean dip – oh yum! Heck, I’d even just eat the roasted garlic straight up on some bread with olive oil…oh garlic, how I love you. But enough about that…how about this roasted garlic and bacon guacamole? It might be my favorite use of roasted garlic to date.
Are you ready for more guacamole? Because guess what: I’ve got it.
As much as I ADORE traditional/classic guacamole, sometimes it is fun to kick things up a notch. Today, I decided to go for the sweeter side of guacamole by adding some pineapple to the mix.
I have to admit – I was skeptical at first when I thought about adding a sweet ingredient like pineapple to my beloved guacamole. However, it is a really welcome addition for something a bit different! The pineapple is sweet, and it pairs well with the rich flavor of the avocados. Plus – you get the salty and sweet combination when you dip a tortilla chip into the guacamole. It’s pretty killer, if I do say so myself.
Hey friends – did you realize that Cinco de Mayo is this weekend?!?! How did it already get to be this far into 2013?
Anyway, I will use any and all excuses to partake in some guacamole eating, so Cinco de Mayo is just a great excuse to play around with a few recipes. I probably make this classic guacamole every other week or so – it is a staple in our household. I use it to top my turkey chili, top my salads with it, stuff it into tacos, and simply dip some tortilla chips into it. So many options…
The thing I love about guacamole is how simple it is – there really isn’t much to making a great guac. No secret ingredients, no secret technique. Just keeping it simple.
***This is a sponsored post by Flatout bread. However, all opinions expressed are completely my own!***
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