Fresh avocados combined with a few ingredients for a great, refreshing salad.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the chopped bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon to a paper towel. Drain fat.

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  • In a large bowl, gently combine avocados, bacon, green onions, sour cream, lemon juice, and salt.

  • Arrange salad leaves on plates, and spoon avocado salad on top.

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Nutrition Facts

358 calories; 33.4 g total fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 263 mg sodium. 11.5 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
Oh my goodness were we pleasantly surprised and rewarded on this! It looked just beautiful on the red leaf lettuce and the taste matched its presentation. The combination of creamy sour cream buttery smooth avocado and smoky bacon was just out of this world. Whether eaten on its own as a salad or served in tacos you will not be disappointed. This will be my new guacamole and because of this recipe we will be eating a lot more avocados. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2007
It was OK. If I were to make it again I would use a little less sour cream. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
Oh my goodness were we pleasantly surprised and rewarded on this! It looked just beautiful on the red leaf lettuce and the taste matched its presentation. The combination of creamy sour cream buttery smooth avocado and smoky bacon was just out of this world. Whether eaten on its own as a salad or served in tacos you will not be disappointed. This will be my new guacamole and because of this recipe we will be eating a lot more avocados. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
(83)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
Oh my goodness were we pleasantly surprised and rewarded on this! It looked just beautiful on the red leaf lettuce and the taste matched its presentation. The combination of creamy sour cream buttery smooth avocado and smoky bacon was just out of this world. Whether eaten on its own as a salad or served in tacos you will not be disappointed. This will be my new guacamole and because of this recipe we will be eating a lot more avocados. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
(83)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
I'm originally from the Tampa Bay area and I grew up with avocado and key lime trees in my yard so I grew up with fresh guacamole in the wintertime or what passes for winter in Florida. When it comes to regular guacamole less ingredients are better but the avocados must be very ripe or it will lack flavor and creamy consistency. This salad is excellent but especially good if your avocados are a touch underripe for standard guacamole. I added a clove of garlic and substituted key lime juice for lemon. Key lime is tarter than regular lime and gives it a unique flavor. I would even suggest regular Persian lime instead of lemon in this recipe. Overall excellent as a dip or even condiment to tacos or fajitas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
THIS IS THE BOMB.!! But...I didn't use it as an actual salad...lol It is KILLER RICH. I doubled this recipe - and only changed two things. I used low fat sour cream and fresh lime juice instead of lemon. As suggested by another cook I made up the lime/sour cream sauce earlier in the day so that the flavors could mingle and "get happy". About 30 min before serving it I cubed up the avocados and mixed them in. HOWEVER.. I served this at my burrito bar dinner and it was inhaled! What wasn't slathered into the pulled pork burritos was eaten as a heavenly chunky dip with chips. Not one drop was left over...:) Next time I'll try a little fresh Cilantro...then it will be 6 stars... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2009
SOOOO GOOD!!!!!! Ingredients wise I followed the recipe to the "T" except used iceburg lettuce because that is what we had in the house. What a pretty presentation this salad makes & I think it would be even nicer with romaine. I mixed all of the dressing ingredients together (minus the avocados) and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Just before dinner I then chopped up the avocados and very gently folded them into the sour cream mixture. My dad RAVED about this salad and said about 5 times how good it was; he never ever does that! Thanks TXG for such a simple & tasty recipe!!! I plan on making this often.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
Awesome! I prepared this a day in advance and served with the crock pot carnitas recipe on this site. I tasted it when I first prepared it and it was good. The second day...it was delicious! The flavors really combined having sat overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
Wow wow wow! I LOVED this! I followed the recipe exactly except I used low fat sour cream(all I had) and threw in a little extra bacon(maybe half a piece). I will make this over and over and over again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
This is a delicious way to use avocados as a side salad. Very refreshing and yummy! My brother doesn't even like avocados and he ate a huge helping! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2010
Delicious and so simple. I served it with soft pork tacos but it so delicious on it's own. I wish I would of doubled the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2010
This was a perfect addition to our meal. I served it with a spicy baked chicken and the two dishes really complimented eachother. I wasn't sure how this would taste but it has quickly become a favorite in our house! I also used fresh lime juice and the taste was amazing.Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2007
It was OK. If I were to make it again I would use a little less sour cream. Read More
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