Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I needed to bring a Vegetarian friendly dish to a lunch with friends and came across this one from Vegan Visitor for an Avocado Potato Salad. It was delicious but being the lover of meats that I am, I couldn't help but think...
THIS WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER WITH BACON!
Yes, bacon inspiration requires all caps.
So I took the basic idea from the link above and made this not so very vegetarian version.
Avocado & Bacon Potato Salad
3 pounds red potatoes, diced and boiled until soft but not mushy
2 large avocados, diced/mashed
juice from one lemon (a few teaspoons of juice will do)
1/2 tsp Kosher salt (more or less to taste, of course)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder (use less if you're not a fan...I'm a fan of a lot of garlic)
1/2 tsp ground basil (completely optional or use another of your favorite herbs!)
several pieces of cooked bacon, chopped
Once your potatoes are cooled, mix with the avocados. You can either completely mash the avocados or leave some of the pieces diced. Mix in the lemon juice and all of the seasonings. Carefully fold in the bacon pieces. Chill completely before serving. I'd recommend eating this fairly quickly. Even with the lemon juice added the avocados will brown. It still tastes good though!