BLT Salad with Avocado

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BLT Salad with Avocado is my low-carb solution to the classic sandwich! Made with center cut bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and avocado in a light dressing.

BLT Salad with Avocado is my low-carb solution to the classic sandwich! Made with center cut bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and avocado in a light dressing.
BLT Salad with Avocado

I LOVE bacon – who doesn’t? And I love a BLT sandwich. This salad, featured in The Skinnytaste Cookbook has all the flavors I love about the sandwich without the extra calories you get from eating it on bread! Plus it’s easy – only (5) FIVE ingredients not counting salt and pepper!

The Skinnytaste Cookbook

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good BLT sandwich. But when I don’t want the bread or prefer to go low-carb, this salad hits the spot! It’s quick and easy to make, I make it for lunch all the time! This is also perfect for Paleo, Keto and Whole30 diets.

If you want to pack this ahead for work, you can pack them in mason jars placing the tomatoes on the bottom, then the avocado and lettuce. I don’t recommend storing it too long to prevent the avocado from browning and the bacon from getting soggy.

When it comes to buying bacon, I look for center-cut bacon because it’s leaner than the standard strips since it’s cut close to the bone. To balance out this salad and add in some “good” fats, I diced up a Haas avocado and tossed it in. Winner!

BLT Salad Dressing

The dressing is simple, I dice up ripe tomatoes and toss them with light mayonnaise, salt and pepper  then set them aside for about 10 minutes to let the tomatoes release their juices turning this into your dressing that tastes JUST like a BLT when eaten together with the lettuce and bacon. If you wish, you can add some chopped chives, although I don’t think you need to.

Variations:

  • To add more protein and make this a light dinner, toss in 6 ounces of grilled chicken, shrimp or turkey.
  • Could you use turkey bacon? Sure, if you don’t eat pork, turkey bacon is perfectly suitable here.

How To Make a BLT Salad

BLT Salad with Avocado is my low-carb solution to the classic sandwich! Made with center cut bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and avocado in a light dressing.

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BLT Salad with Avocado is my low-carb solution to the classic sandwich! Made with center cut bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and avocado in a light dressing.
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BLT Salad with Avocado

197 Cals 10 Protein 13 Carbs 13 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
BLT Salad with Avocado is my low-carb solution to the classic sandwich! Made with center cut bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and avocado in a light dressing.

Ingredients

  • 12 slices lean center cut bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise, I use Hellman's
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 4 oz 1 medium hass avocado, diced

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the diced tomatoes with the mayonnaise, and season with a little salt and fresh cracked pepper. Set aside for about 10 minutes to let the tomatoes release their juices as this will be the "dressing" to your salad.
  • To serve, divide the chopped lettuce and tomatoes onto 4 plates, then top each with diced avocado, chopped bacon and tomato mixture.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2generous cups, Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 397mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: bacon lettuce tomato salad, BLT Salad, BLT Salad with Avocado

 

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118 comments

  1. This recipe will be a keeper for me! My garden is overflowing with ripe tomatoes, which I used. The dressing is simple and deliciously rich! I did not have romaine, but subbed baby kale, and topped the salad with hard boiled eggs. So very good! Thank you.

  2. So delicious, have made it with romaine and iceberg lettuce. Very good either way. Has become a repeat recipe in my home.

  3. My Points come out to 9 when put in the recipe builder

    • Just made sure it was LEAN bacon and it changed the points!

      My family loves this, so I was concerned when I got the much higher points.

  4. Fantastic recipe Gina.
    The dressing is fantastic. It is so easy on a hot summer day ( microwave the bacon). It is also easy to make a single or double serving. I have made it several times with different types of tomatoes.

  5. How far in advance can you make this before serving It?

  6. I make this salad multiple times a week for months and it never gets old! It’s so simple to make and it’s so satisfying! 

  7. Super simple and delicious!

  8. My husband loves BLT sandwiches so I made this the other night and it was perfect!  Loved how rich and creamy the dressing was.  I am sure to keep this on file for a quick and healthy meal.

  9. I can never figure out how you get your freestyle points count – by my math, this salad is at least ten points per serving. 1/4 avocado alone is 3 points… 3 slices of (non-turkey) bacon is at least 5. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE your recipes (and wish it was only 5 points!!) but how are you getting these point values?

    • Hi Stephanie. The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  10. So simple, so good.