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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!

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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

4.65 from 17 votes
6
Cals:197
Protein:10
Carbs:13
Fat:13
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.
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.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 generous cups

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: 2 generous cups, Calories: 197 kcal, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 13 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 397 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 5 g

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118 comments on “BLT Salad with Avocado”

  1. I’m a HUGE fan of this website and this salad did not disappoint. Sooo good! I made a full batch and diodes it up for lunches this week. I used turkey bacon because I had it already, and added some finely diced red onion to the dressing because I made your summer zucchini pasta salad yesterday and the red onion was so good in that dressing – so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with it here. (Plus I’m a stay-at-home mom, so nobody cares if my breath is oniony around here 🤣). 
    Thanks again for making my attempt to be healthier easy and tasty!

    1. Oh shoot! —-> “Divided” it up for lunches. Autocorrect can’t read my mind obviously 🤣

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    Shaunie Lebouef

    If I meal prep this for lunches for the week (keeping dressing separate) does it keep well? I was thinking I would chop the lettuce and other ingredients and mix Each day.  

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    Muriel JELSMA

    I just signed up.  Question:  Many recipes show as serving four, seven etc,  how do you reduce this to one or two and still keep them accurate? 
    Thank you.

    1.  I use Paprika Recipe Manager. It is available for PC’s Mac, IOS and Android. It Osborn’s a paid app, but it is so worth it. It can scale recipes up and down, and mak A grocery list. It also will sync with all the platforms. 

  4. I was craving a BLT but can’t eat bread and this was perfect!  A few changes on my part- I used halved cherry tomatoes, no sugar added bacon, 1/2 Primal Kitchen mayo 1/2 Primal Kitchen chipotle mayo (for a bit of spice). Makes the recipe paleo-friendly!!!!

  5. Processed meat is a class one carcinogen just like cigarettes. This is like posting a recipe for smoking and then telling people it is healthy.

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  8. You know this is fabulous when your toddler asks for more salad! This was delicious! I did use turkey bacon instead (crisped in oven at 409 for 15-20 minutes) and it was so good in it! I also added an extra avocado because our family really likes avocados a lot! This made a lot and we couldn’t even finish our portion because it was so filling. As a school teacher about to go back to work soon, I can’t wait to put this on our menu during school week because it is a fast, incredibly tasty dinner! 

  9. I made this tonight and it was awesome! Both my husband and I loved it, it’s a very filling and satisfying salad!

    1. Recipe says “divide the chopped lettuce and tomatoes onto 4 plates, then top each with diced avocado, chopped bacon and tomato mixture.” So tomatoes are used in two places. Could you please explain? Thank you!

  10. This is one of my favorite salads. I don’t eat mayonnaise at all, so I substitute plain Greek yoghurt for the mayo, and it’s delicious. Thanks for another great recipe!

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  12. Made this delicious salad for company alongside Porterhouse steak and creamed spinach. I ate a small bit of the filet and double portions of this salad to stay on points and man was it gooooood. Company all raved about this and NEEDED the recipe. The dressing is what makes this magic. Using the liquid from the tomatoes to thin and flavor the mayo is genius. I added a clove of minced garlic to a doubled batch of dressing and gave it a couple hours to marinate. Wow! Very flavorful. This is going to be my go-to creamy style recipe from now on. Big WINNER. Try it!!

  13. This salad is awesome! I add spinach to the lettuce for extra vitamins. I also put radishes, corn and carrots when I make it. Last but not least I sneak in chia seeds into the dressing 🙂 . Everyone always goes for seconds! 

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