The Easiest BLT Salad With Avocado

August 18, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

Try this BLT salad with avocado, crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy croutons. It’s a healthy alternative to the traditional sandwich.

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The easiest recipe for BLT salad.

When I was trying to lose weight after my second baby, I got sucked into the low carb craze.

I replaced all bread, pasta, and rice with lettuce leaves and cauliflower.

I made this salad often during that time because it was a healthy alternative to the traditional BLT sandwich.

I’ve since given up my low carb obsession, but I still love to serve this salad for dinner because it’s so tasty and easy to make!

Healthy BLT salad in a bowl.

Ingredients

4 strips of bacon

1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped

2 handfuls cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

Half a cucumber, peeled and chopped in half circles

1 avocado, chopped

1 cup of croutons

Ranch Dressing

BLT salad with ranch dressing on a white plate.

How to Make this BLT Salad with Avocado

COOK: Cook bacon until crispy. Place on a paper towel to drain then set aside.

CHOP: While the bacon is cooking, rinse and chop the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Once the bacon is cooled, chop it into small pieces.

COMBINE: Add all of the ingredients to a large salad bowl, starting with the lettuce and ending with the croutons. Serve with ranch dressing.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

I’ve substituted turkey bacon for regular bacon several times and it’s just as yummy!

There’s really no way to avoid bacon splattering all over when you cook it, but I find that when I use this electric skillet with a lid, the sides are just high enough to keep the popping to a minimum.

I also use it on my countertop which saves me from cleaning bacon grease off the stove and microwave.

If you’re not a fan of ranch dressing, you can make this Tasty balsamic vinegar dressing.

BLT salad with avocado and ranch dressing.

Perfect Pairings

If serving this salad as the main dish, it pairs well with:

  • Chips
  • Scones
  • Garlic Bread
  • Fruit

If you’re serving it as a side dish, it pairs well with:

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BLT salad with ranch dressing on a white plate.

BLT Salad With Avocado

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This BLT salad with avocado, crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy croutons is a healthy alternative to the traditional sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 handfuls cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • Half a cucumber, peeled and chopped in half circles
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup of croutons
  • Ranch Dressing

Instructions

    1. Cook bacon until crispy. Place on a paper towel to drain then set aside.
    2. While the bacon is cooking, rinse and chop the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Once the bacon is cooled, chop it into small pieces.
    3. Add all of the ingredients to a large salad bowl, starting with the lettuce and ending with the croutons. Serve with ranch dressing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
This is the best avocado blt salad recipe with lettuce!

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