Super Bowl snack idea: Loaded guacamole with crumbled bacon and cheese

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Most guacamole recipes don’t have bacon crumbled on top, but Gaby Dalkin makes a pretty strong case for why they should. Dalkin, the author behind the upcoming cookbook “What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food,” is somewhat of an expert when it comes to dips and snacks — so of course she's got a recipe in her playbook for loaded guacamole with crumbled bacon and cotija cheese.Try whipping up a bowl at this Sunday's Super Bowl party, then go ahead and sprinkle some extra bacon and cheese on everything else you plan on eating. (Couldn't hurt, right?)

Cook Time:

Prep Time:15 min

Total Time:15 min

Servings: 6


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 jalapeno

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