You know that guacamole, in any setting, is my love language. But loaded guacamole…is next level incredible. Creamy smashed avocados with bacon, sun dried tomatoes, cotija and a few extra mix ins… sign me up!
I first stumbled on a version of this loaded guacamole at the Frontera Grill restaurant at the O’Hare airport in Chicago. Guacamole + chips as a pre-flight snack… heck yes. I feel passionately that chips and guac would be an excellent addition to every airport. Could you imagine – a little stall in every airport with a quick hit of guac and chips in a to-go bag. LIFE ALTERING.
While we all manifest that to happen, we need this loaded guacamole at home! Creamy smashed avocados with crispy salty bacon, a few sun dried tomatoes, crumbled cotija and some pepitas make not only the most incredible snack, but also it’s kinda a meal. Serve it up with homemade tortilla chips and you’re in business.
- 4 ripe Hass avocados
- 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
- 3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- 2-3 strips of bacon crumbled
- 1 jalapeno roasted and chopped
- 2 tablespoons pepitas toasted
- 2 sun dried tomatoes finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons cotija crumbled
- Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado flesh into a bowl.
- Add the lemon juice, lime juice, red onion, chives, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until half smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
- Top with all the toppings and serve immediately with tortilla chips