Av’Cado Danced All Night

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Av’cado danced all night, av’cado danced all night, and still have begged for more…

Av'Cado Danced All Night - a spicy guacamole recipe inspired by the musical My Fair Lady!

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I Could Have Danced All Night is from the wonderful classic musical, My Fair Lady. Originally performed by Julie Andrews on Broadway in 1956, many people will be more familiar with the Audrey Hepburn version from the 1964 movie (although it wasn’t actually sung by Hepburn!).

The song appears after Eliza has made significant progress with her elocution lessons (The Rain in Spain, anyone?*), and there is an impromptu dance with Henry Higgins in celebration. The song has also been performed by Peggy Lee, Chubby Checker (it’s a version you can twist to – you’ll LOVE it), Kristin Chenoworth, Kiri Te Kanawa, and of course, Frank “will sing anything” Sinatra.

I only know when he
Began to dance with me
Av’cado danced, danced, danced all night!

And this spicy guacamole recipe will certainly make your tastebuds dance all night! I’ve also added in some bacon, because – well actually I don’t have to give a reason. But it tastes great!

To make the guac, mash together ripe avocados, lime juice, hot salsa, garlic paste, and salt and pepper. Stir in some chopped cooked bacon, chopped fresh cilantro, and jalapeños. You can use fresh or pickled jalapeños, with seeds or without – depending on how spicy you want this. Or just skip them and add in your favorite hot sauce!

Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer or snack.

Av'Cado Danced All Night - a spicy guacamole recipe inspired by the musical My Fair Lady!

Yield: 4

Av’Cado Danced All Night

Av’Cado Danced All Night


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 3 tbs lime juice
  • 1/4 cup hot salsa
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • chopped jalapeños or hot sauce


  1. Mash together the avocados, lime juice, salsa, garlic paste, and salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in the bacon, cilantro, and jalapeños.
  3. Serve immediately with tortilla chips or cover and store in the fridge until required.
*OK, so this is a link to Lady in Spain. Which is close. But who can resist the Muppaphone?!?

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