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Potato Bacon Avocado Salad

This delightful Potato Bacon Salad is picnic-friendly and with an avocado “dressing,” it also happens to be dairy-free – perfect if you are looking for a delicious and dairy-free potato bacon salad to share with family and friends.

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Overhead photo of potato salad with bacon and avocado

Large bodies of water simply fascinate me! They make me wanna stop and stare at them or simply walk next to them for hours on end.

Last month, my daughter and I got to drive down the Oregon coast, stopping to spend a day each at Cannon Beach, Hug Point, Short Sands, Manzanita, and Newport.

At each of these spots, we spent hours hiking along the beach.

Very often we would start our day, aimlessly wandering along the beach for miles, then when our bellies started grumbling, we’d stop for coffee and breakfast and keep on going.

It wasn’t unusual for us to cover 18 to 20 miles in a day, and, the best part was, unlike walking around bustling cities, walking by the water rarely left us exhausted.

Unfortunately, from where we live in Athens, GA, the closest beach is about a 4 hours drive, so, my daughter and I opt to hike near large bodies of water.

2 packages of Smithfield Thick Cut Cherrywood Bacon

Very often, I pack a small picnic lunch like this Potato Bacon Avocado Salad (made with Smithfield Thick Cut Cherrywood Bacon) for us to enjoy midway through our hike or after we are done, because the last time I didn’t pack a picnic lunch, we came home and almost finished a whole pan of this eggplant curry!

Photo of bacon on a iron raack ready to be baked

Oven Baking Bacon Makes For Easy Clean Up!

Getting back to this Potato Bacon Avocado Salad, I prepped this salad in stages to take with us when we went on and off the trail hike at one of our favorite parks in Gwinnett County, Little Mulberry Park.

The night before our little sojourn, I baked the potatoes and the Smithfield Thick Cut Cherrywood Bacon. Talk about easy clean up!

Photo of ingredients needed to make Potato Bacon Salad with Avocado

Now, there are many recipes out there that detail how to oven bake bacon and mine is no different – with only one exception.

While most recipes call for baking bacon for 15 to 20 minutes, I like to bake mine for 30 minutes on a wire rack (placed on a baking tray covered with foil) to get them crispy.

Now, not all ovens are the same and 30 minutes might result in some burned-to-a-crisp bacon for some, but, for me, 30 minutes at 375 degrees works perfectly.

Overhead photo of Avocado Dressing

This Potato Bacon Salad is So Easy to Make!

Well, when the potatoes and bacon were done baking, I let them cool and then refrigerated them.

The next morning, I cut up the potatoes (I left some of the skin on for a nutritional boost, but feel free to take it off if you prefer).

I then whipped up this easy avocado dressing with avocados, lime, coconut oil, coriander, parsley, and salt and pepper, and then used it to dress up the potatoes, the bacon and a chopped shallot which I threw in last minute for some extra flavor.

Photo of mixing together potatoes, bacon, and avocado dressing

If you don’t have shallots, then feel free to use a small red onion, but, it will result in a much sharper taste to the Potato Bacon Avocado Salad.

We also garnished the salad with chili flakes because I like my food hot and spicy, but that’s a totally optional add-in.

I packed some of this potato salad for my daughter and I to dig into after our hike. I was worried that the avocado might brown up some, but, even though the salad stayed packed in a small cooler lunch tote for about 4 hours, there was no browning (as you can see in the photo below).

Hiking Around Lawrenceville, Georgia

As this salad doesn’t use any dairy, it would make a delicious side dish for your summer picnics or get togethers or long walks by large bodies of water, as it holds up beautifully! And, y’all, this salad is simply delicious, so please do go ahead and give this a try!

Easy Potatp Bacon Salad with avocado dressing

As seen around this little space of mine, I am a huge fan of Smithfield! This summer, Smithfield wants you to celebrate simple, yet memorable moments outdoors with your family and friends.

So, whether you are spending a day playing and picnic-ing in the park or a night hosting a backyard BBQ or movie night, bring home some Smithfield Bacon, whip up this Potato Bacon Avocado Salad, and make some memorable memories!

And, seeing that everything is better with bacon (isn’t that how the saying goes?), why not whip up some Smithfield Bacon to enjoy with your weekend breakfast too! Smithfield Bacon is available in a wide array of flavors and cuts, like Cherrywood, Thick Cut and the classic Hometown Original, and is known for being smoked and cured to perfection.

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Easy Potatp Bacon Salad with avocado dressing

Potato Bacon Avocado Salad

5 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Shashi
This delightful Potato Bacon Salad is picnic-friendly and with an avocado “dressing,” it also happens to be dairy free – perfect if you are looking for a delicious and dairy-free potato bacon salad to share with family and friends.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cover a baking tray with foil and let the foil overlap the ends of the baking tray so you can fold the foil over (to catch any spills and avoid any oven sparks). Place a wire rack on top of the foil and place strips of bacon on top of it single file. Place the tray with bacon in the oven set at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Wrap the potatoes in foil and toss them in the 375 degree oven and let them bake for 30 minutes as well (or more till tender)
  • Remove the tray with the bacon from the oven and set it aside to come to room temperature (or set in refrigerator to cool if preparing dish the next day). Similarly, remove the potatoes (when they are tender) from the oven and let them come to room temp (or set in refrigerator to cool if preparing dish the next day).
  • Cut up potatoes and place in a bowl. You can remove the potato skin if you so desire or leave it on like I did.
  • Cut up the shallot and add it to the bowl with the potato.
  • In another bowl, add the scooped out avocado flesh, lime juice and coconut oil and mash up together.
  • Add in the parsley, coriander, salt and pepper and mix well. Add the avocado “dressing” to potato shallot mix.
  • Cut up the bacon strips and add them to the same bowl.
  • Using a spoon/spatula, gently mix all the ingredients together so avocado dressing coats the potatoes and bacon.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.3g | Protein: 25.4g | Saturated Fat: 12.6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1638mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 0.7g
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  1. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    Oven baking bacon is definitely the way to go! The strips get perfectly crisp and no splatter anywhere! Loves me some potato salad and this one is definitely a delicious one to pack for a picnic. Nice touch with the avocado…bet it adds such a lovely creaminess! And with all that bacon I know it’s gonna taste delish! Hope you’re having an awesome week so far, Shashi! XOXO

  2. Yep, I’m all for oven baking bacon too Shashi. Don’t you just hate cleaning that grill? And this is definitely a great recipe for fuel for hiking. I can imagine Lynne and I taking little containers of this with us in our back packs as we go adventuring. This for this recipe Shashi and hope you get out on lots more hiking adventures. Covering 18 – 20 miles per day sure is good going!

  3. danielle wolter says:

    OMG I am loving this recipe! Avocado, bacon, potatoes….all so YUM! Perfect for a picnic 🙂

  4. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    wow I bet this salad is over the top fabulous and sure looks creamy with avocado, which are my favorite. I think I would love this also around Christmas its pretty festive looking and perfect f or Florida weather all year!

  5. shelby says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this. I love that you used avocado in this salad! I haven’t seen the cherrywood bacon, but you can bet I’ll be looking for it. We love Smithfield products!

  6. Asha Shiva says:

    What a delicious looking salad. I love the addition of avocado, so yum!! A good potato salad is so nice for picnics. You are amazing my dear!! keep inspiring.
    xx

  7. Jacqueline Debono says:

    This salad looks wonderful but you had me at bacon. I love bacon in salad and it goes so well with avocado and potato! One to try!

  8. Neli Howard says:

    Wow, how amazing does that look! I’m sure this is incredibly delicious! Love the unique flavors in this recipe! YUM!

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  11. Mimi says:

    That is just beautiful. And tasty. Bacon, potatoes, and avocados all together. I’d add a little cayenne pepper flakes as well, but that’s just me.

  12. Adina says:

    I love potato salads, only seeing these pictures put me in the mood of making some. I don’t think I have made one with avocado though, it sounds and looks great!

  13. […] attempt, I figured I would sauté them up with some red onions, spices and throw in some of the extra baked bacon I had on hand along with some raisins to add some sweet to what I thought was a bitter, salty mix. […]

  14. The Oregon coast is amazing, isn’t it? So many hiking trails along it! And SO PRETTY! Anyway, this is a wonderful salad. Healthy and tasty. Perfect picnic fare. So perfect for the 4th! Speaking of which, Happy 4th!

  15. Asha Shiva says:

    What a delicious looking salad. I love the addition of avocado, so yum!! A good potato salad is so nice for picnics. You are amazing my dear!! keep inspiring.
    xx

  16. Yep, I’m all for oven baking bacon too Shashi. Don’t you just hate cleaning that grill? And this is definitely a great recipe for fuel for hiking. I can imagine Lynne and I taking little containers of this with us in our back packs as we go adventuring. This for this recipe Shashi and hope you get out on lots more hiking adventures. Covering 18 – 20 miles per day sure is good going!

  17. Oven baking bacon is definitely the way to go! The strips get perfectly crisp and no splatter anywhere! Loves me some potato salad and this one is definitely a delicious one to pack for a picnic. Nice touch with the avocado…bet it adds such a lovely creaminess! And with all that bacon I know it’s gonna taste delish! Hope you’re having an awesome week so far, Shashi! XOXO

  18. I grew up in Oregon so I know the coast well–the thing I like best about it is that it’s never too hot so you can hike all day without fear of heat stroke :). This salad sounds AHHH-mazing! I love potato salad probably more than I should. Is there anything better though? Love the twist using avocado!

  19. Potato salads are one of the best things about summer barbecues! I mean I love whatever comes off the grill, but the side dishes aren’t far behind…and you better believe I’ll always stop at the potato salad first! The avocado in this one is a fun twist. We’re heading off to Laura’s family’s summer reunion soon, and we’ve been tasked with bringing potato salad. I might just have to use this recipe…with extra bacon of course! 🙂 Yum!

  20. wow I bet this salad is over the top fabulous and sure looks creamy with avocado, which are my favorite. I think I would love this also around Christmas its pretty festive looking and perfect f or Florida weather all year!

  21. OMG I am loving this recipe! Avocado, bacon, potatoes….all so YUM! Perfect for a picnic 🙂

  22. shelby says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this. I love that you used avocado in this salad! I haven’t seen the cherrywood bacon, but you can bet I’ll be looking for it. We love Smithfield products!

  23. Neli Howard says:

    Wow, how amazing does that look! I’m sure this is incredibly delicious! Love the unique flavors in this recipe! YUM!

  24. This salad looks wonderful but you had me at bacon. I love bacon in salad and it goes so well with avocado and potato! One to try!

  25. Bacon makes everything tastier, doesn’t it? The salad looks amzing!