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Easy Avocado & Bacon Salad

|Easy Avocado & Bacon Salad

Avocados are my favourite keto-friendly superfood! I usually have an avocado every day - either as part of a complete meal or simple snack with just a pinch of salt. You're going to love this salad, it's so tasty, so simple and only takes a few minutes to prepare. Additionally, this recipe is suitable for the fat fast.

Including avocado in your diet is the best way to boost your electrolyte intake without taking supplements. Avocados are very high in fibre and very low in net carbs. An average avocado has less than 4 grams of net carbs, is very high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and contains 50% of your daily potassium. As you may know, sodium, magnesium and potassium are essential electrolytes and will help you beat "keto-flu". If you need to boost your electrolytes, here are even more recipes with avocados.

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Nutritional values (per serving):

6.7 grams 15.5 grams 14.2 grams 65.6 grams 12.1 grams 699 calories
Total Carbs22.2grams
Fiber15.5grams
Net Carbs6.7grams
Protein14.2grams
Fat65.6grams
of which Saturated12.1grams
Energy (calories)699kcal
Magnesium109mg (27%)
Potassium1522mg (76.1%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4%), protein (8.4%), fat (87.6%)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

  • 2 large avocados (400 g / 14.2 oz)
  • 2 small heads lettuce (200 g / 7.1 oz)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach (60 g / 2.1 oz)
  • 1 medium spring onion (15 g / 0.5 oz)
  • 4 large slices bacon, outdoor-reared (120 g / 4.2 oz)
  • Optionally: 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
Vinaigrette:

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Instructions

  1. Start by crisping up the bacon. Place the slices in a hot pan. Add ½ cup of water and cook over a medium heat to render the fat and until the bacon is crisped up, for 10-15 minutes. When done, set aside. |Easy Avocado & Bacon Salad
  2. Meanwhile, tear the lettuce and wash well with the spinach. Place in a salad spinner or pat dry with a kitchen towel. Halve and deseed the avocados and slice into stripes. |Easy Avocado & Bacon Salad
  3. Make the vinaigrette by mixing all the ingredients. |Easy Avocado & Bacon Salad
  4. Optionally, peel and slice the hard-boiled eggs.
    To cook the eggs: Fill a small saucepan with water up to three quarters. Add a good pinch of salt. This will prevent the eggs from cracking. Bring to a boil. Using a spoon or hand, dip each egg in and out of the boiling water (be careful not to get burnt!). This will prevent the egg from cracking, as the temperature change won't be so dramatic. To get the eggs hard-boiled, you need round 10 minutes. When done, remove from the heat and place in a bowl filled with cold water. |Easy Avocado & Bacon Salad
  5. Assemble the salad by folding the lettuce and spinach in a bowl, add crisped up bacon torn in smaller pieces and sliced avocado. Enjoy! |Easy Avocado & Bacon Salad

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Just had this for my lunch. Very yummy

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Thank you Catherine! Smile

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Love avocados! The funny thing is that I started eating them after discovering keto. Can't believe I've been avoiding avocados for so long! Have you tried adding some cheese? Do you think feta may work?

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Hi Liz, yes I think you can add some feta. I quite often have avocado, tomato & feta salad with some fresh basil and olive oil Smile

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