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Bacon Avocado Cups with Balsamic Glaze


Bacon Avocado Cups Recipe

These avocado cups filled with bacon are sinfully delicious. Almost too delicious. Like so delicious that I could eat these every single day for the rest of my life and be blissfully happy.

 I love serving these as a fun appetizer or side dish because everyone raves over them. I’ve served these to people who don’t even like avocado and they fall in love with them and ask for the recipe. That’s how good these babies are.

 I’ve also been known to eat these avocado cups a few times a week for my lunches. All the good fats from the avocado keep me fueled for hours at a time and my hair and skin reap the benefits. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry, I leave out the bacon (crazy, I know) and just eat the avocado covered with the balsamic glaze. Dee-lish.

You’ve got to try them and then tell me that I’m not crazy and that you think they are utterly delicious and that you could eat them everyday, too.

Bacon Avocado Cups with Balsamic Glaze

Serves 2-4, recipe can easily be cut in half, doubled, etc.

 2 avocados

4 slices of bacon, cooked

fresh lemon slice 

3 T butter

1 T balsamic vinegar

1 tsp minced garlic


Cut your avocados in half lengthwise and remove the pits. Rub the insides of the avocado with a few drops of lemon juice from a fresh lemon slice (If you are eating these right away, you can leave out the whole lemon part – the lemon just helps keep the avocado from turning brown). Crumble the bacon and stuff it into the avocado half where the pit was – use one piece of bacon per avocado half.

 Over low heat, melt the butter, balsamic and garlic. Stir constantly for about a minute or two until the mixture is boiling. As soon as it boils, remove from heat and drizzle all over the avocado halves. Enjoy!

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    Oh my – these sound delicious! I was bummed out when I found out that yet another child of mine doesn’t like avocados. I can’t get anyone to eat them! Then, I found out that if I sprinkle balsamic vinegar and garlic salt on them, the baby will devour nearly a whole avocado by himself. He’s still a bit young for bacon but this is a treat we’ll both be enjoying soon. Thanks for the recipe.

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    I made these for a late lunch today. OMG!!!!! These are my new favorite things. BRILLIANT!!! Now I need to stock up on avocados 🙂

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    That was….DELICIOUS. I didn’t have any bacon (seriously, who runs out of bacon??) but I did have some ham, which was thin sliced and which I diced up further, then sauteed in some ghee. Built the rest of the recipe as you instructed and…tasty!

    I suspect this mixture would also compliment something like acorn squash. The slightly sweet taste of the squash would go well with the garlic/balsamic “bite”. What do you think? I’m trying it later on my husband as I have a half a squash left I need to serve today.

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    Wow – I saw this post a couple of days ago and was super hungry a couple of hours before dinner tonight so I made it.
    Your obsession is totally justified – not only was it quick and simple to make it was delicious and filled me up so I could make it to dinner!
    Thanks so much and I love your blog – I’ve been eating paleo for a year now and have never felt better!

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    If you want to make these even healthier, substitute prosciutto di parma for bacon. Prosciutto is usually a bit leaner than bacon and only uses salt as a preservative (therefore, no nitrates or nitrites or other nasty chemicals). You can crisp it in a frying pan like bacon, but it will need much less time and may stick to the pan if you let it go too long (as there’s not as much fat inside it).

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    I made this yesterday and added a poached egg under the crumbled bacon…. Yummm!!!! Creamy avocado, gooey egg yolk, crispy bacon & the balsamic glaze – I think I’ll be doing the same thing for lunch today!! 🙂

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    FanFreakenTastic! My husband and I had balsamic bacon avocados this morning. He was a bit apprehensive about trying it but I caught him licking his fingers… I am pretty sure he licked his plate too.

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    My husband can’t eat balsamic vinegar. Do you think there would be a good substitute for it?

    • Primally Inspired

      Hmmm, that’s a tough one. Can he eat any other vinegars? Good substitutes for balsamic are red wine vinegar with a pinch of honey.

      But, I am thinking some soy sauce would probably be a really delicious substitute. I always go for the wheat free soy sauce (tamari) or coconut aminos, if you can’t or don’t eat wheat.

      Also, I think the garlic butter and just leave the balsamic out would probably be really tasty, too.

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    Totally just made these for an afternoon snack in this heat wave we’re having in QLD – delicious! I want to make another round now, but I’ll be good and wait until tomorrow haha. Awesome idea!

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    OMG these are to die for!!! My new very favorite thing to eat in the whole world! Thank you thank you thank you for this amazing recipe!!!!!

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    Wow these are fantastic and easy to make! I watched in amazement as my boyfriend, who is strangely averse to anything advocado related, devoured his half.

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    BEST RECIPE EVER!!!!!!!!!!

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    BEST THINGS EVER!!! I literally make these at least 3 times a week. My husband never liked avocado before these and now he ASKS for them! OMG!

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    Huge, huge hit at our house!!!!! My youngest said that it tasted like something fancy you would get at a restaurant.

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    Just an FYI, Kelly: since starting my page a little while ago, this is still the overall #1 most-visited page on my site with daily visitors!

    Thank you for authorizing me to put up your billboard in my town!

    -The Mayor

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    What would you recommend of butter if you are trying to avoid dairy? Ghee, lard, coconut oil? Would those work? Still learning the ropes of this Paleo thing…


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    I never liked avacado until my daughter made me try these on a recent visit to her place. I cannot believe what I have been missing out on my entire life! Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!

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    Happy Memorial Day weekend!
    So i tried these today for lunch. Super yummy! I am going to try your suggestion to another reviewer and use ghee, though, because I don’t like butter, and the smell while cooking the glaze just about darn near killed me! I’ve never tried (or heard of) ghee, so this will really be a new thing for me.
    I am going to make this for the holiday on Monday because we are entertaining and whole bunch of friends who happen to be paleo.
    (And I know what you’re thinking….who doesn’t like butter? I don’t even know why, but it just adds to my weirdness, and I’m okay with that!)

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    OMG, have to try these too! Love warm avocado’s! And bacon and carlic! Nothing can go wrong with this recipe!

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    These were so tasty! However, I couldn’t get the balsamic and butter to emulsify, so it was pretty separated. It tasted good, but some bites were all butter w no balsamic or vice-versa.

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    I love your recipes, but it would be GREAT if you could add a “PRINT” option to your page. It would certainly make it a lot easier than copying and pasting. Just a thought….

    BTW – this recipe sound AMAZING 😀

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    If I am taking these to work with me, what would you suggest I do with the glaze? Pour it into a separate container and then rewarm a but and pour, or just pour on immediately? Thanks! I can’t wait to try these

    • Primally Inspired

      I think I’d pour it into a separate container and rewarm it. If it’s refrigerated it will harden a bit so that’s why I’d keep it separate. I always have a bottle of this glaze with me at all times (can you say obsessed?!). I pour it on everything 🙂

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    I made them for my daughter and I for lunch. They were amazing!

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    Loved these and love your blog! Thank you so much!

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    Ok…this is a stupid question but I am new to the world of avocados…do you at any point put the avocado in the oven??? Can’t wait to try this and want to get it right:)

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    Could it be? All of my favorite things to put in my belly exist in ONE recipe…say no more…These beauties will be gracing the table tonight 🙂 Thanks for your never-ending show of love in the Paleo world!CHEERS!!

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    Debra Arck-Caunt

    I am thinking of adding a fried egg… 🙂

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    Marnie Brunette

    What would you recommend to sub for butter for those with dairy insensitivity?

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