Recipe: Bacon Ranch Guacamole (So Good It’s Scary!)

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This bacon ranch guacamole recipe is so good even people who aren’t huge avocado fans enjoy it. I taste-tested it at my office, and had 3 people ask for the recipe, so I feel confident it tastes pretty darn good.

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I created this recipe as part of the Avocados From Mexico Spookamole recipe contest. Halloween is often filled with lots of candy and sugary junk food, so it was fun to think up a healthy party recipe that both adults and kids would enjoy.

Avocados grow in Mexico year-round and provide nearly 20 essential vitamins and nutrients. They’re rich in fiber, which means they help you feel full when you eat them. They also have both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (“good” fats) that help keep your heart healthy.

Although this recipe sounds (and tastes) super decadent, the use of ranch dressing mix and only a small amount of bacon help keep the added saturated fat and calories to a minimum.

Bacon Ranch “Spookamole”

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe Haas avocados
  • juice from one lime (about 2 Tbs)
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 1/2 Tbs ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2-3 pieces of crispy bacon, finely crumbled

 

Directions

Peel and scoop your avocados. I like to use the “squish” method – take a sharp knife and cut all the way around your avocado lengthwise.

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Separate your avocado halves and remove the pit. Holding the avocado half in both hands, gently squeeze the sides until the flesh pops out.

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Repeat for remaining avocados. Immediately toss avocado with lime juice to prevent browning.

(If you like your guacamole smooth, mash your avocados and lime juice to desired consistency now. If you’re like me and like a few small chunks, continue to the next step.)

Add sea salt, diced onion, tomato, and garlic to your avocado.

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Mash well with a fork, ,then add ranch dressing mix and bacon crumbles. Mash again.

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Once your guacamole is mixed to your desired consistency, refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Serve* with chips, veggies, or other yummy scooping devices!

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*Note: This recipe is designed to be served with chips. If you are serving with vegetables or other non-salty items, such as flatbread, add an extra 1/4 tsp of sea salt to the above ingredients.

You can submit your own Spookamole recipe using Avocados From Mexico and compete with me for the grand prize!

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a Spookamole blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Avocados from Mexico and received avocado items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Comments

  1. Melissa Fox says:

    looks and sounds yummy

  2. Okay . . . I may have just squealed a little when this post showed up in my reader. You’ve seriously combined 3 of my favorite foods and I CANNOT wait to try this! Yum!
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  3. This sounds amazing! I love guacamole so I will have to try this out. I’m sure we will all love it
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  4. The only problem I have with this recipe it the avacados never actually make it to the point where I can turn them into guacamole. Because I eat them. Sad. ;* )
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  5. Will you please make a triple batch of this for our next get-together? That way I can eat half and not feel guilty. NOMNOMNOMNOM
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  6. This is totally going to be on our table this week! YUM!
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  7. Yolanda Robinson says:

    This dip would be great to make this weekend for our football game get together.

  8. Tasha West Glasscock says:

    Oh my! That sounds amazing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE avocados! I also have gestational diabetes right now, but this recipe seems to be very carb friendly. I will have to try this… SOON :) Thanks for sharing.

  9. I usually just like the plain avocado…but you can’t go wrong with bacon.

  10. This looks so good! I’m not usually the guac maker in our household though, so I will have to show this to my hubby and tell him this is what he needs to make on the next game day.

  11. Yummm, love the bacon part of it! Looks so good!

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  13. Yum. I love the idea of adding bacon! My husband would love it.. As he says everything is better with bacon. And since my little guys eats avocados by the spoonful this would be a hit at our house

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