Test Kitchen # 21 ~ Avocado Salad

When I originally started this weekly feature I thought I’d be using recipes just from Pinterest but lately it seems I’ve kind of dropped the pinterest part. I’ve been sharing recipes that have been in my family for a while, or shared by a friend, and even like last week the occasional I have no idea where it came from how-to.

Such is life, I guess. But I do intend to keep up my pinterest sharing stuff because there is some seriously good stuff out there. Of course I say that knowing that today’s recipe falls into the I don’t know camp. I can’t even remember where I found it and have no idea what the original recipe is. It’s one of those simple do it a few times and you know it by heart kind of things.  I tried to look for it but came across nothing that resembles the avocado salad we make.

Regardless of it origins this is one creamy and flavorful side salad. The avocado combines with the sour cream to make a delicious rich taste. It even has bacon so of course it’s a double thumbs up in our house.

What you’ll need:
6 to 8 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled (we cheat and cut up the bacon before we cook it)
3 to 4 ripe avocados (more than just about any other food I can think of it is important to have just the ripeness…too hard and the salad is bitter…too soft and you end up with mush so choose wisely. You can go here and read about the way to find a perfect avocado)
green onions chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup sour cream
smidge of lemon juice to keep the salad from turning
salt to taste

What you’ll do:
Peel and cut avocado into pieces.
Combine all ingredients except lemon juice into a bowl and gently mix together.
Fold in lemon juice and season to taste

We’ve gotten pretty bad about just eating this as a side on our plate but it looks really pretty nestled on a bed of red leaf lettuce. It is rich a little goes a long way although don’t be surprised if you go back for seconds!

Linking up with Sweet Sharing Monday, Marvelous Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Mondays, and least you think people only cook on Monday’s you can check out Try a New Recipe Tuesday.

5 thoughts on “Test Kitchen # 21 ~ Avocado Salad

  1. This looks so awesome! I am planning a surprise party for my husband's military retirement. I think this just got added to the menu! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with \”Try a New Recipe Tuesday!\” I really enjoy seeing what you share each week. 🙂


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