Bacon Wrapped Avocado Wedges

Bacon wrapped avocado wedges

Bacon wrapped avocado wedges

I’d seen variations on this particular theme floating around the Paleoverse for quite a while, and wanted to see what they were like.

Then, as luck would have it, I just happened to have a packet of bacon and an avocado in and up for grabs. How fortuitous!

Okidoki, my porcine and fruity friends, let’s do this thing…

Results

Very nice. Very nice indeed.

8 wedges from an avocado. 8 slices of bacon in a packet.

Co-incidence? I think not!

Evidence of some kind of Great Plan at work. Clearly.

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Wedges

Ingredients

  • 1 packet streaky bacon
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200° C.
  • Cut the avocado in half, and remove the pit. Cut the avocado into 8 wedges, and remove each wedge from the skin with a sharp knife. Carefully wrap each avocado wedge in a slice of bacon. Place the wedges on a sheet of parchment on a baking tray.
  • Give the wedges a nice blast of black pepper, and a subtle drizzle of olive oil.
  • Bake the wedges. Here’s where it gets a bit tricky. The exact time will depend upon your own oven, and just exactly how ripe your avocados are to begin with. Ideally you want to see a nicely browned bacon outer, and a melt in your mouth but not overly soft or mushy consistency in your avocado. Here we went with 25 minutes, and they were spot on. I’d certainly recommend you keep a close eye on them after the 15 minute mark.
  • When the wedges are done to your satisfaction, remove them from the oven, and allow to cool slightly.
  • Serve them as they are as snacky-type finger food, or with boiled, poached, scrambled, or fried eggs as a simple lunch or supper.

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5 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Avocado Wedges

    1. paleovirtus Post author

      Yes, Liz, the bacon was a thin sliced one – better for getting a nice, tight fit around the avocado slices, which I think you need in order to prevent the avocado from drying out too much.

      I saw one recipe that used thick sliced pre-cooked bacon, and I couldn’t for the life of me imagine how they got it around the avocado without it breaking apart… 🙂

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