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The Easiest BLT Salad With Avocado

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

Recipe for BLT salad in large metal mixing bowl with avocado and croutons.

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!

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Step-by-Step Instructions

BLT salad ingredients including uncooked bacon, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumber and lettuce.

COOK 4 strips of bacon until crispy. Place on a paper towel to drain then set aside.

4 strips of cooked bacon in small black frying pan with bubbling grease.

While the bacon is cooking, rinse and chop 1 head of romaine lettuce; 1 (10 ounce) container of cherry or grape tomatoes, 1 cucumber, and 1 avocado. Once the bacon is cooled, chop it into small pieces.

Chopped salad ingredients on white table, including lettuce, tomato and avocado.

ADD all of the ingredients to a large salad bowl, starting with the lettuce and ending with 1 cup of croutons.

Healthy BLT salad with avocado in large metal mixing bowl on kitchen table.

SERVE with ranch dressing.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

BLT salad with ranch dressing on white dinner white plate on kitchen table.

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.

Perfect Pairings

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

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FAQ’s

What does BLT stand for in food?

Bacon, lettuce and tomato!

If a dish says BLT, that means whatever you’re about to eat includes each of these delicious ingredients. This awesome trio is great in salads, sandwiches and wraps.

You can call this particular salad a BLTA because I’ve added some tasty avocado, too!

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Recipe for BLT salad in large metal mixing bowl with avocado and croutons.

BLT Salad With Avocado

The Ashcroft Family Table
This BLT salad with avocado, crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy croutons is a healthy alternative to the traditional sandwich.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 10 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup croutons
  • Ranch dressing, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook bacon until crispy. Place on a paper towel to drain then set aside.
  • While the bacon is cooking, rinse and chop the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Once the bacon is cooled, chop it into small pieces.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large salad bowl, starting with the lettuce and ending with the croutons. Serve with ranch dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 106mgPotassium: 285mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 546IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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