Mango & Avocado Salad – now with Bacon!

May 20, 2011

I love recipes that pull together opposites in pleasing ways, and this salad/relish is a perfect example.  The bacon ties the mango and avocado together by being a pleasant opposite to each: the sweet and salty combination of the mango and bacon, and the creamy and crunchy combination of avocado and bacon.  Plus, it’s super easy to make.

Time Commitment: 25 minutes, plus an hour to chill

Serves: 2 as a salad, 4 as a side or relish


1 mango

1 avocado

1 pound of bacon (before cooking)

1 small red onion

1/3-1/2 cup cilantro leaves

1/2 jalapeno

juice of one lime



Fry the bacon until it is crispy, but not burnt.  Transfer to a plate covered with paper towel and let it drain.  Peel the mango and avocado and cut each into bite-sized cubes (1/2”-1”).  Mince the onion, jalapeno, and cilantro leaves, and juice the lime (if using bottled lime juice, this is about 2-3 Tbsp of juice).  Combine everything in an airtight container, making sure to crumble the bacon.  Add salt and pepper to taste and toss to combine.  Refrigerate for an hour or so before serving.


2 Responses to “Mango & Avocado Salad – now with Bacon!”

  1. Jessie Says:

    Yum! That sounds absolutely delish! (Though I don’t know if you can call it a vegetarian dish with a pound of bacon on your list of ingredients…) 🙂

  2. I thought about that before I posted it, but the category is called “vegetarian and side dishes” – meaning any side dish can end up there, vegetarian or not. Also, for what it’s worth, the original version of this recipe is sans bacon, so I can vouch for its tastiness as a vegetarian dish, too.

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