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What's Cooking, Vol. 2 
Oct. 15, 2010 7:48 am 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2010 9:26 pm
Okay, this is another entry from my old blog site, but it's worth repeating!  If you are a guacamole fan, you have to try this.  But if you're a guacamole purist, proceed with caution!  :)  This is not your grandma's (???) guacamole.  However, it is an absolute party for your taste buds.  Enjoy!!


Technically, this should be called "what's for a snack" since I made this as a late lunch yesterday to counter a late breakfast so that we could have an on-time dinner.  Confusing enough?

I'll preface this one with a couple of things.  First, I stole this from Michael Symon's segment on The Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network.  Second, if you're a guacamole purist, stop reading now.  This recipe turns traditional guacamole on its head.  (As a sidebar, I love traditional guacamole, and it is a staple at most of my parties....but this recipe is seriously delicious, too.)

I started with a couple of just ripe avocados.  The key in choosing avocados is you want them to give to light pressure, but you don't want them so soft that your finger breaks through the skin.  I scooped the avocados into a bowl and sprinkled with a little fresh lime juice to keep it pretty.  I added about a teaspoon of kosher salt, some black pepper and some garlic powder to taste.

Here is where it gets interesting.  I cooked and crumbled 5 pieces of bacon and threw that into the mix.  I chopped up 2 plum tomatoes (seeded and with most of the juice taken out), and in they went.  I chopped up about a tablespoon of fresh sage and added that, along with about half a cup of blue cheese crumbles.  I stirred it up and served with organic tortilla chips.

Oh.....my.....goodness.  This was Heaven in a bowl.  The blue cheese added a wonderful tanginess, and the avocados were creamy and perfectly delicious.  The fresh sage was a surprising and fabulous flavor.  I will probably go even a little heavier on it in the next batch. 

All in all, I can understand why this was Michael Symon's best thing he ever ate.  Unbelievably good!  It's like all of the good things in a cobb salad blended together in one awesome dip.  I highly recommend it.  Pairs nicely with a light white wine or a beer.  Give it a try, and let me know what you think!


Oct. 15, 2010 8:36 am
Sounds delicious!
Oct. 15, 2010 9:08 am
Sounds good until the bleu cheese, I don't like that stuff.
Oct. 15, 2010 12:59 pm
You could probably use a different cheese or leave the cheese out entirely. Although I'm sad that you don't like bleu cheese. I love it!! :) If you decide to try a different cheese, let me know how it turns out.
Oct. 16, 2010 9:26 pm
I just had my first ever Cobb Salad this past week. This sounds yummy. Thanks for posting...(again?). ;o)
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