Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bacon avocado cups

One of my favorite Paleo appetizers/mini-meals is bacon avocado cups. I picked up this recipe from Primally Inspired, and it's always a crowd pleaser not to mention delicious and filling.


Ingredients
2 avocados, halved, seeds removed (roll avocados on counter prior to cutting to pull flesh away from skin)
4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped (strain and save your bacon fat for later!)
3 tbsp grass-fed butter
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1-2 tsp minced garlic
Fresh wedge of lemon

Instructions
  1. Place avocados on a serving tray.
  2. Rub lemon wedge against exposed avocado to prevent browning.
  3. Fill each avocado with bacon.
  4. Combine butter, balsamic and garlic in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir well and continuously. Kill the heat once the mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Drizzle glaze.
  6. Place any leftover glaze in a small decanter or cup (Iike to eat half of the avocado cup then add more glaze).
  7. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is easy to scale up. The photo above shows a triple batch.

*Variation: I have also cut up avocados into chunks, added the bacon and glaze, and served it as a side. This could also make a nice topping for chicken or beef (perhaps a burger topping).

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