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This recipe is a twist on a dish from one of the local Mexican spots in Newport Beach, Sol Cocina. They use goat cheese and while amazing, I believe I improved on it with bacon. My only caveat is, make sure you have lots of chips as scooping it out of the dish with your hands can get messy.


Bacon Garlic Guacamole 


1 head of garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
Sea salt & pepper
5 strips center cut bacon, uncooked
3 avocados, pitted
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of one lime
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the top off of the garlic head to expose the cloves. Pour olive oil on garlic and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Loosely wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Lay bacon on a rack with a drip pan underneath. Cook for 10 -12 minutes in same oven until bacon starts to get crisp. When it cools, cut the bacon into smaller pieces. When garlic is done, cool for five minutes and then squeeze out into a bowl. Add avocados, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Mash it up and mix in bacon. Add salt to taste and this definitely just serves one.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. Steve (a.k.a. Prof. Booty) Platek on July 29, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Just made this the other day – very tasty

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