The portion of the meal was perfect for me on its own but because I love to eat I decided to make a side dish with it. A while ago a friend introduced me to guacamole with bacon and while I've always craved it, I've actually never made it myself. It was a wonderful addition to an already tasty meal and it only made it more enjoyable. Check out my recipe below. As per usual, if you're an avid reader of my blog you know that I don't measure. I'm an eyeball it kinda girl so I would suggest using your taste buds as a guide to making your crispy bacon guacamole.
-pico de gallo
-crispy bacon bits
- pureed Haas avocados
-5 cherry tomatoes
As you can tell, this is going to be super easy. I didn't want the guacamole to be super chunky so I smoothed the avocados out in my magic bullet. I added cherry tomatoes into the mix because I always need something liquidy to have a smooth texture and I didn't want to add water to it. I have a cherry tomato plant right outside on my balcony so I grabbed a few and was able to add more if needed but I was totally fine with only 5 of them. Before I started to puree the avocados I put a few cooked bacon strips in the microwave and cooked them for about two minutes total. I wanted the bacon to be crispy enough to break about easy without getting burnt so I checked up on it every 30 seconds or so.
Once those were done I grabbed some pico de gallo that I always have made (because it's the easiest thing for me to snack on) and I mixed them all together while leaving some bacon aside in order to garnish the guac. It was fast, it was easy, and it went amazing with my Lean Cuisine Marketplace Cheese & Fire-Roasted Chile Tamale. The flavors complimented one another brilliantly and nothing was overpowering.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm a tikka masala lover so when I saw that there was a LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Chicken Tikka Masala I was super excited. Indian food isn't really cheap out here and I can never find tikka masala sauce that I like. I also have zero interest in trying to make it from scratch so finding one that I can pop in the microwave was super awesome! The amount of sauce in the meal was great because it didn't let it get soupy and the food tasted really fresh. It was nice to have found something that different as well as easy to make. I love eating but I can't have the same thing everyday or my taste buds will hate me!