As a former Californian and a current Texan, there are few foods in the world that scream warm weather like a heaping dish of cool, refreshing, chunky guacamole. (Pico de Gallo also goes on this list.) It’s one of the first things put on your table in most good Tex Mex restaurants, will always be found at a cookout or tailgate party.
Of course guacamole is far more than just a dip for tortilla chips. It can be used as a garnish, as a topping for meats, fish, or just slathered on a nice piece of crusty bread as a quick, healthy snack. It’s seriously good stuff.
Our chunky guacamole adds crumbled bacon for a smoky, crisp back note. Bacon takes it off the menu for vegetarians and vegans, but it’s still entirely gluten-free, and the pork can always be omitted or substituted with something else if need be. Guacamole is versatile like that. But hey, we love bacon, and we had some lying around, so we went with it, and it was good. Seriously good.
One of the other great aspects of a good chunky guacamole is that you can adjust it to fit the tastes of the people you’re serving. If you’ve got a party full of serious Texans, you’ll want to add a jalapeno or two to this recipe, or they will likely find it to be too tame. If you know you’ll be serving people who can’t eat pork, you’ll want to opt for another ingredient or omit it altogether.
No problem. Add or subtract what you need to to make this your own. The guacamole police aren’t going to be knocking on your door. (At least I don’t assume they will.)
Rich, creamy, chunky guacamole with a hint of crisp, smoky bacon. Seriously simple, Amazingly delicious. Ready in minutes. Guacamole is a pretty freeform dish. Feel free to play with the ingredients and add what you like.
Chunky Guacamole with Bacon
Want it hotter? Use a jalapeno pepper or some red pepper flakes. Want it smoother? Add a dollop of sour cream or Mexican crema. Feel like you want more tartness? Use lemon juice instead of the lime juice. It's all up to what you and your family will enjoy.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
Rich, creamy, chunky guacamole with a hint of crisp, smoky bacon. Seriously simple, Amazingly delicious. Ready in minutes.
Guacamole is a pretty freeform dish. Feel free to play with the ingredients and add what you like.
What I would have done differently:
Nothing? A lot? It all depends on what I’m making the guacamole for. If we’re going to be using it as a dip or on toast, a chunky guacamole is the way to go. If I’m planning on adding the guacamole to other recipes as an ingredient, I might run all of the other ingredients through a food processor to get an incredibly smooth consistency. Just play with it until you find what makes you happy!
Links to other great Chunky Guacamole recipes (and some not so chunky ones, too)
- How to Make Perfect Guacamole, from Simply Recipes
- Grapefruit Guacamole, from No Recipes
- Pomegranate Guacamole, from Just a Taste
We could always use a good guacamole!
This guacamole looks so yummy, I love the addition of bacon. It sounds perfect!
Omg, my husband has me pick up avocados constantly to make him guacamole but how have I never thought to add bacon?! He is going to be thanking you!
Adding bacon to guacamole is brilliant. I love avocado on a BLT so why not bacon in guac.
I eat my fair share of guacamole but have never tried it with bacon in it! I need to get on that.