This spicy guacamole recipe blends one of America’s favorite sandwiches, the BLT, with one of America’s favorite dips, guacamole. Add some Chipotle chile peppers for a hint of smoky spice and you’ll have the best guac recipe you’ve served up for a long time. Let’s take a look.
You don’t really need a recipe to make a bowl of simple guacamole. Ripe avocados, tomatoes, jalapeno, onion and a spritz of lime juice. And you’ve got the basic best guac recipe. And you’ve got it in a flash. Guacamole is so easy to make, so delicious and very healthy.
But man cannot live by bread alone. Or in this case by a basic guacamole recipe. A few years ago, Rick Bayless came to town for a lecture, and to promote his newly published cookbook. During that lecture he gave a cooking demonstration which included a few flavor variations on guacamole.
What I learned from this simple demonstration was his theory about dressing up a guacamole recipe. Choose seasonal ingredients when you’re looking to get creative. Example, add pomegranates during the Winter holiday season, Add mango when your market offers this beautiful tropical fruit … and so on.
How To Make BLT Guacamole
Guacamole is one of the easiest party appetizer dips you can make. And with just a little bit more time and effort, you can enjoy this fun spicy guacamole recipe.
- Cook five strips of bacon until crisp. Drain and break into small pieces.
- Open a can of Chipotle Chiles in Adobo, slice the chiles, scrape out the seeds and veins and then chop. (Leave those seeds and veins in only if you’re a glutton for heat punishment.)
- Chop cherry tomatoes. A mix of red, yellow and orange are a good choice here.
- Shred iceberg lettuce in short shredded strips.
BLT Spicy Guacamole Recipe
This spicy guacamole can be made ahead to travel to your next party. Just mix all ingredients together and place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole. Press out as much of the air as possible. Refrigerate until ready to go. Remember, cold air and no air are Avocados best friend.
Just save out some chopped tomato, some bacon pieces and shaved lettuce to garnish the top right before serving.
I hope you give this spicy guacamole recipe a try, and if you do, please come back and give the recipe a star rating and leave a comment about your experience with the recipe.
And if you have a favorite guacamole dip recipe that’s embellished from the basic guacamole recipe, let me know, I’d love to give it a try.
BLT Spicy Guacamole Recipe
- 5 strips bacon cooked and crumbled, save out some for garnish
- 3 medium avocados ripe
- 1/2 medium sweet onion chopped
- 2-3 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce removed from adobo sauce, stemmed, split open, seeds scraped out and fine chopped
- 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes red and yellow, chopped, some saved for garnish
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped, plus more for garnish
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup iceberg lettuce fine shredded, for garnish
- Cook the bacon in a skillet, oven or microwave until crispy and browned. Drain on paper towels and then coarsely crumble.
- Cut around each avocado then twist into two halves. Dislodge the pit. Scoop the flesh from the skin into a large bowl. Using a large fork, mash the avocados into a coarse puree.
- Add most of the bacon, most of the tomatoes, the onion, the chiles in adobo and most of the cilantro. Season with a little salt and lime juice. Gently combine with a large spoon.
- Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Scoop the guacamole into a serving dish.
- Garnish with remaining bacon, tomatoes, and cilantro. Sprinkle some of the shredded lettuce on top. Serve with corn chips.