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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. 101
    peggy C says:

    my favorite way to eat avocados is on a street taco with a little lime juice!

  2. 102
    Meagan says:

    Straight out of the peel!

  3. 103
    Jordan says:

    That looks so good! Probably in salads!

  4. 104
    Jessie says:

    I like to just split them open and eat them with a spoon 🙂

  5. 105
    Janet says:

    I love to make guacamole! I would love to win! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  6. 106
    Heather d says:

    I love avocado sliced, salted and stuffed in my grilled cheese sandwich!

  7. 107
    Sondra G says:


  8. 108
    Stacey M says:

    I love avocados so much that I will eat them with a spoon right out of the peel! Love them on sandwiches and am about to put some in my quesadilla (hope I spelled that right)!

  9. 109
    Casey says:

    My favorite way to eat avocados is definitely smashed on wheat toast, with lime juice, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. It’s my current favorite breakfast 🙂

  10. 110
    AmandaK says:

    Very simply – I like Lime Juice, Salt & Onion. Mashed with a fork!

  11. 111
    Denise says:

    I like to mash it up with some mayo and spread it on a burger.

  12. 112

    Yum, I love avocados, especially in a salad! Looks so tasty! Can’t wait to look through Gaby’s book!

  13. 113
    Jamie says:

    I love slicing them in half and sprinkling them with salt and lime juice and eating them with a spoon!

  14. 114
    Farrah says:

    I love to eat them by themselves!

  15. 115
    Mellisa says:

    I simply eat them with a little salt on a tortilla.

  16. 116
    Jen P says:

    YUMMM. Avocado toast is my favorite!

  17. 117
    Becks says:

    This salad looks great! My favorite way to eat avocados is with a little salt and a spoon. 🙂

  18. 118
    Ashley says:

    In Guacamole!!

  19. 119
    Kristin says:


  20. 120
    Ron says:

    Guac is what I like!!

  21. 121
    Kathy says:

    Avocados are best eaten as guacamole…with a margarita and chips!!!

  22. 122
    Heather Talley says:

    Love avocados in salads!

  23. 123
    Phyllis says:

    Mashed on toast.

  24. 124
    Natalie S says:

    I love avocados on whole wheat toast with a sprinkle of pink himilayan sea salt!

  25. 125
    Ingrid says:

    I love eating them sliced with little dots of hot sauce to make the perfect creamy/spicy blend!

  26. 126
    Brooke says:


  27. 127
    Rena says:

    yesterday i had some avocado on grilled cheese. it was divine!!

  28. 128
    Jessie G says:

    Guacamole on toast, with a slice of tomato and cheese!

  29. 129
    Kimi says:

    Guacamole is my fav

  30. 130
    Mary says:

    Love avocado on a turkey sandwich.

  31. 131
    Kari M says:

    I love avocados! Right now I’m mashing them up as babyfood for my 8-month-old.

  32. 132
    Brenda says:

    Guacamole of course! Or in southwest chicken…yum!

  33. 133
    nessa says:

    authentic guacamole from family in mexico city is the best!

  34. 134
    Pat Whitley says:

    Probably guacamole, but just about any way you make them is good!

  35. 135

    Looks amazing, Jenny! Congrats to Gabby on a beautiful-looking book, *and* one full of delicious recipes!

  36. 136
    Helen K says:

    Probably guacamole, then in salads, all over quesadillas

  37. 137
    Kim Porter says:

    I love guacamole and will eat it happily straight from the bowl!

  38. 138
    Jennifer W says:

    I love avocados every way! I like them with salt and pepper… smashed on toast… in guac… on a burger… I LOVE them! I would love a copy of this cookbook. I will have to buy it if I don’t win it, I need it!

  39. 139

    Yum!! I’m loving all the avocado posts today.

  40. 140
    Julie says:

    guacamole! mole! mole! 🙂

  41. 141
    Kristin says:

    I love avocados made into guacamole!

  42. 142
    Richelle in California says:

    I love avocado bacon sandwiches, and guacamole. Thank you for the giveaway!

  43. 143
    Pat Shannon says:

    I love avocado’s. I’ve tried so many different ways to eat avocado’s. I love them all. I really can’t pick a favorite.

  44. 144
    Lori says:

    I LOVE avocados with black beans!

  45. 145
    Lisa says:

    I love them on a black bean burger!

  46. 146
    Christy R says:

    I use mushed up avocado with a little fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper instead of mayo on sandwiches.

  47. 147
    cathy j says:

    Jus plain avocados are wonderful.

  48. 148
    Chris H. says:

    A favorite? I love them in egg salad, on burgers, tacos, grilled chicken sandwiches…

  49. 149
    DC says:

    Love avocados, anyway, anytime – even plain w/a tiny bit of salt.

  50. 150
    Lynda M. says:

    Guacamole and chips!

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