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Walnut Grove Recipes

Roasted Avocado & Bacon

Serves 2

  • 1 avocado
  • 50g butter
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbspn chopped parsley
  • 2 rashers of smoked back bacon
  • salad leaves
  • 1 tbspn vinaigrette
  • salt & pepper


1. Crush garlic until smooth, mix into butter, add chopped parsley and mix well.

2. Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and peel. 

3. Fill the cavity with garlic butter and wrap a rasher of bacon around each half.

4. Put on a baking tray, and put into a hot oven (around 180°C) for around 10 minutes or until the bacon is golden and crispy.

5. Remove from oven, brush lightly with melted butter.

6. Take your washed salad leaves and toss in a bowl with a little vinaigrette (not too much dressing because the garlic butter makes it a rich dish.) Arrange, artistically and lightly, in a nice bowl or plate, and carefully place the avocado half on top. Garnish with soft herbs and serve.

Serving Suggestions

This is an extremely quick and easy dish and a good tasty one! Try putting a couple of nice juicy peeled king prawns under the bacon before you cook it. Ideal starter for a last minute dinner party, or with extra salad and crusty bread a delicious lunch.

Advanced Preparation

You can make your garlic butter in advance, however because this dish is so quick to put together, everything else should be done just before cooking because avocados will discolour very quickly.

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