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Bacon, Avocado and Corn Salad by Picky Palate

I am thrilled to share a new cookbook with you today called Absolutely Avocados by my friend Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking!

Gaby is definitely the queen of all things avocado and her book is “absolutely” perfect!  Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson photographed and styled the book so you can expect mouthwatering delicious photos throughout.

I chose to make Gaby’s “Bacon, Avocado and Corn Salad.”  Can I just say it is a salad packed with all of my favorite things.  It’s got corn, bacon, avocados, cilantro, lime and cheese!  I could eat this every day and be so very happy.

I just know you will love this salad, Enjoy!

Congrats to Gaby and her beautiful new cookbook!  Go out and get your copy today!

Bacon, Avocado and Corn Salad

Here’s a glimpse of Gaby’s Cookbook.  It will be very happily used in my kitchen!

Bacon, Avocado and Corn Salad by Picky Palate


Bacon, Avocado and Corn Salad by Gaby Dalkin’s “Absolutely Avocados”


  • 5 strips Thick cut bacon
  • 4 ears corn, husks and silks removed
  • 2 ounces cotija cheese (feta cheese may be substituted)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 Hass avocado
  • coarse salt
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place a heavy skillet over medium heat. Arrange the bacon strips in the skillet and cook on both sides until the bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to dry. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet.
  2. Cut the kernels off each cob by laying the cob flat on a cutting board and using a sharp knife to remove the kernels. Discard the cobs and transfer the kernels to the skillet with the bacon fat. Cook the corn over medium-high heat until it is just slightly golden brown, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, crumble in the cotija cheese, and add the cilantro and lime juice. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Roughly crumble the bacon into the corn mixture and toss to combine.
  3. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and cut the avocado into 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer the avocado to the skillet. Taste and season with salt and pepper before serving. Serve immediately at room temperature, or refrigerate for later. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Makes 6-8 Servings

Recipe by Gaby Dalkin Absolutely Avocados

Giveaway! One lucky Picky Palate reader will win a copy of Gaby’s Absolutely Avocados!

To enter, just leave a comment below, telling us your favorite way to eat avocados!

Contest ends May 1, 2013 8am PST and will be notified by email.  US Residents only.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.

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  1. 51
    Hannah E. says:

    I love avocado in salads!! YUM

  2. 52
    Karen R says:

    With a spoon. Scoop it right out of the skin. YUM

  3. 53

    This salad looks SO refreshing, Jenny!
    Good ‘ol guacamole is my favorite way to eat avocados. The cookbook looks great!

  4. 54
    Lisa says:

    I love them with fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt!

  5. 55

    love her book!!! we’re on the same wavelength today with posting her recipe 🙂 i almost chose this one too, it looks AMAZING!! it was definitely hard just choosing one! haha

  6. 56
    Dawn Zelek says:

    I love avocados on everything! Salads, tacos, and burgers just to name a few!

  7. 57
    BrookeI says:

    I like them with just a touch of kosher salt. Yum!

  8. 58
    Lindsay Tilley says:

    My favorite way is with fajitas, burgers, or by themselves. I just couldn’t decide! 🙂

  9. 59
    Meredith Glynn says:

    Why, Teedo’s famous salsa, of course!!

  10. 60
    Melissa Kafka says:

    Eat out of the half shell with a spoon. Salt, pepper and a splash of soy!

  11. 61
    Gigi M says:

    I love slices of avocado on toast for breakfast.

  12. 62
    Shelly J says:

    Sliced with cracked pepper and salt.

  13. 63
    Jennifer says:

    I love guacamole and I frequently add slices to sandwiches but when I’m feeling really lazy, I just slice an avocado, sprinkle with salt, and put a slice on a tortilla chip and eat it that way. Sometimes with a sprig of cilantro on top.

  14. 64
    stephanie says:

    Guac all the way!!

  15. 65
    Tracey says:


  16. 66
    Anita says:

    I love fresh guacamole.

  17. 67
    Lauren says:

    plain! on sandwiches! guac!

  18. 68
    Nancy says:

    I love to eat avocado sliced in a hot corn tortilla with a sprinkle of sea salt. Yummy!!

  19. 69
    Stacey says:

    on top of a veggie burger!

  20. 70
    Grace says:

    I love it in my mom’s gaucamole! YUMMMM! 1 avacado, a couple splashes of lemon juice, a 1/4 teaspoon salt, and about 3-4 cloves of pressed or minced garlic and mash it all together! Two words. Life. Changing.

  21. 71
    Julie says:

    I love them just as they are with a lil’ salt and pepper!

  22. 72
    Julie Turner says:


  23. 73
    Chatelaine says:

    In a pinch a smashed avocado on toast hits the spot! but I love guacamole, or avocado topped on a salad. Mmmm

  24. 74
    Rachel Tilly says:

    I love avocados smashed on toast, guacamole, chopped on a salad, pureed on top of chicken…so many wonderfully delicious ways to enjoy avocado!!

  25. 75
    Kelly O says:

    Avacado Milkshake! They really are yummy!

  26. 76
    Wendy says:

    Freshly sliced, right out of the rind with a spoon!! YUM!

  27. 77
    AllieQ says:

    I love them on pretty much everything.

  28. 78
    Alyssa says:

    Guacamole with pomegranate seeds in it. Amazing!

  29. 79
    Dana Marie says:

    Sliced in half, finely chopped red onion, drizzled with balsamic fig vinegar and a pinch of sea salt on a bed of greens.

  30. 80

    This salsa looks so perfect!

  31. 81
    Debby D. says:

    I ABSOLUTELY love avocados! Hard to find a favorite…either on a sandwich, on a salad or in guacamole! I’ll eat it any way!

  32. 82
    Maria says:

    I am loving Gaby’s book! Yay for avocados!

  33. 83

    Love this, and just about everything in Gaby’s new book! What a great recipe and giveaway. My favorite way to eat it is mixed into pasta as a creamy sauce!

  34. 84
    Sara says:

    I love it when the avocado is soft and ripe! I cut it up, mash it with a spoon and spread it on a piece of toast! Yum!

  35. 85
    Tina Campbell says:

    I love to eat avocado on toast with some garlic powder and salt..yummy

  36. 86
    Karin Burgess says:

    I love all things avocado… but my most favorite is a simple avocado sandwich 🙂

  37. 87
    Brenda Cslhoun says:

    I could not wait!!! I ordered mine on! Anxious to try this one. Thanks, Jenny. Hope all is well with you:-)

  38. 88
    Deanna C says:

    I LOVE AVOCADOS! Anyway you make it I will eat it. When I was younger my mom used to mash an avocado add some salt and pepper then spread it on a toasted English muffin and sprinkle with some crumbled bacon mmm! I have 2 young avocado trees that haven’t produced any delicious gems yet, hopefully this year!

  39. 89
    stef says:

    I love avocados on a chicken sandwich, especially if there is bacon on it!

  40. 90
    q says:

    Any way I can get it!

  41. 91
    Katie says:

    On a salad.

  42. 92
    Katie says:

    I love them plain with just a little salt and pepper, or as a topping on a turkey burger with salsa!

  43. 93
    Carlie says:

    Probably as Guac with some spicy salsa!

  44. 94
    Kate says:

    Love avocados, with a healthy dose of black pepper, on salads and in sandwiches. YUM!

  45. 95
    Sara F says:

    What is there not to love about this dish!! All my favs in one simple dish. Can’t wait to make it. I’ll have to grab a copy of her cookbook ( if I don’t win one )

  46. 96
    Brandy Lewis says:

    Avocado egg salad, found it on pinterest one day and have loved it since.

  47. 97
    Sandi Vaccaro says:

    Love avocados in salads and even by themselves with a little bit of dressing. This books looks wonderful….would love to have a copy!!

  48. 98
    Jacki says:


  49. 99
    Melissa R. says:

    Guacamole! I definitely want to try this salad!

  50. 100
    Caro says:

    I love avocados with pretty much anything! If I had to pick one way though, guacamole!

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