the nonstop rain over the last couple of weeks in the bay area has me craving the warmth of cabo, the beauty of these two girls and the dining experience we had at my new favorite restaurant – outpost.
would it be a night in cabo without margaritas? of course, not.
the menu was extensive and because we wanted to try a little bit of everything, we decided to order a variety of small plates to share. there’s wasn’t a single thing we didn’t love!
not just the meal, but the service, was impeccable from start to finish. while all of us had been to cabo before, this was our first time at outpost. we all agreed that no future cabo trip would be complete without a dining experience at outpost.
have you ever been to outpost? if so, what did you order? if you haven’t been yet, what is your go to restaurant in cabo?
one of my favorite things to make when hosting are things that are easily shareable, not messy and i almost always choose savory over sweet. while there are a million ways to make it, i have to introduce you to my bacon cheddar jalapeño guacamole.
here’s what you’ll need:
6 medium avocados
1 medium tomato
1/4 of a red onion
1 bunch of cilantro
1 tbsp of minced garlic
kosher salt (to taste)
1/3 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 strips of bacon
tortilla chips (i personally love tostitos with a hint of jalapeño or a hint of lime)
throw four strips of bacon in a cast iron skillet on medium heat
in a midsized bowl (i used a 6 cup round pyrex dish with a lid), scoop out the avocados into the bowl and save one pit
using a fork, mash the avocados
dice the tomato, onion and jalapeños and chop the cilantro – i leave the seeds in my jalapeños for an extra kick but if that sounds too aggressive, scoop them out beforehand
turn your bacon over
add the veggies to the bowl containing the avocados
add a tablespoon of minced garlic and the juice from two limes to the mixture
mix up ingredients thoroughly and add salt to taste (i would say go a bit lighter on the salt because the bacon and cheddar provide some salt as well)
remove bacon from heat and sit on a paper towel to absorb the grease
add pit to center of guacamole mixture (to keep it green)
clean edge of the bowl with a lime wedge
add 1/3 of sharp cheddar cheese to the center
crumble four strips of bacon around the cheese to line the bowl
serve with your favorite chips/vegetable sticks and enjoy!