#GuacSquad12: Corn and Bacon Guacamole

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Are you a guacamole fan? After spending years never being brave enough to try it, I finally did and now I'm completely hooked!



In case you missed my intro post, let me fill you in on what the #GuacSquad12 is. Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla (I'm sure you remember her from all the other events I've participated in) created this awesome 14 day blogging event solely based on guacamole. Twelve bloggers are sharing their versions of guacamole and we're even giving away some pretty cool stuff thanks to our awesome sponsors. 

Here's the blog tour schedule...
At the bottom of this post, you'll find a link up to all the recipes the above bloggers have shared!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me for #GuacSquad12. All opinions are my own. 



I think my favorite thing about participating in #GuacSquad12 is that it was a challenge. Most blogging events you have a theme and you either bake or cook something that fits into that theme. Here, we had to take a recipe that doesn't have a ton of variations and find a good variation. 

Avocados have a very mild flavor and I needed ingredients that wouldn't hide my star ingredient and instead would help it shine. 


Corn and Bacon Guacamole
Source: Cookaholic Wife Creation
Servings: 2 cups
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Ingredients:
    • 5 slices bacon
    • 2 ears corn on the cob
    • 4 ripe avocados
    • ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
    • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
    • 3 tbsp. Gourmet Garden’s lightly dried cilantro
    • ½ tsp garlic powder
    • ½ - 1 tsp salt
    • ½ tsp pepper
Directions:
1. Cook the bacon until crisp, blot excess grease and then crumble into small pieces. Set aside.
2. Cook corn on the cob, then allow to cool enough to handle. Slice the kernels off the cob. Set aside.
3. Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the insides with a spoon and place into a large bowl.
4. Add the onion, lime juice, cilantro, garlic powder, and pepper. Use a potato masher to mash the avocados and to combine.
5. Stir in the bacon and corn until combined. Taste, adding ½ to 1 tsp of salt if desired.
6. To serve immediately, transfer to a serving bowl and serve with tortilla chips and veggies.
7. To serve later (if you do not have a GuacLock), transfer the guacamole to a bowl with a lid. Use a bowl where the guacamole will fill as much as possible, leaving very little air space. Press a piece of plastic wrap on top of the guacamole, spreading it to the corners to make sure no excess air gets underneath. Seal the bowl and refrigerate. Serve within a few hours for the least amount of discoloration.





 One of my biggest pet peeves about guacamole is how easily it turns brown. Which is no fault of the avocados or your recipe, it's simply what happens when its exposed to air too long. You can slightly counteract it by adding more lime juice, but it will not save your guac forever. And there's nothing wrong with discolored guacamole, it just looks less pretty. 

The GuacLock is a container that pushes out excess air and stores the prepared guacamole tightly to ensure the air can't let it turn brown. I was curious to see how well it was going to hold up. I made this recipe on a Friday afternoon with the intent to take it to a cookout on Saturday afternoon. 

Holding my breath, I popped open the flaps of the GuacLock and eased off the lid. And my guacamole was still green! Not even a hint of discoloration! Check out Casabella's website if you'd like to get your own. 



Thanks again to our sponsors for this event! 
Casabella 
on the web, on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram, on Pinterest

Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices
on the web, on Twitter, on Facebook, on Pinterest, on Instagram, on Google+

Melissa's Produce
on the web, on Twitter, on Facebook, on Pinterest, on Instagram


Don't forget to enter the giveaway! 
Our generous sponsors have contributed prizes for this event. The giveaway runs from July 8th through July 25th when we will select thirteen winners who will be notified by email. The first twelve winners will receive the Guac-Lock™ by Casabella; the thirteenth winner will receive a generous prize package from Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices. No purchase necessary. Winners will have 48 hours to reply with contact information or new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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*Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Melissa's Produce, Gourmet Gardens, and Casabella for the creation of this post. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 

Want to see what everyone else has prepared for #GuacSquad12? Click the links below!
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1 comment:

  1. YUMM!! I made one very similar to this and the fresh corn in there with the bacon was amazing! We loved it - such a great choice, and good add-ins for a guac recipe. Yum!

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