Downshiftology
subscribe to new posts: via email via rss

BLT Salad with Avocado and Sprouts

This BLT salad tastes just like a BLT sandwich. It’s fresh and tasty, but has no bread or croutons so it’s naturally gluten-free.

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

I can’t believe I’ve been in my new place over a month already. I’m definitely not close to being settled and the next couple of weeks are super busy with back-to-back tradeshows. The first is Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, a foodie paradise, and the second is the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago.

The Chicago show is in partnership with KitchenAid and I’ll be demo-ing not yet released new products. Like, top secret, exciting stuff. And I can’t wait to show you. So if you want to see what the buzz will be about, make sure to follow my Instagram stories for all the behind-the-scenes action.

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

Because I’ve been so busy (and not taking much of my own “downshifting” advice), I’ve been gravitating toward fast and simple meals. Like one bowl or one pan meals. And even though I sometimes like to make meals all fancy schmancy, this is the true me. Simple, easy and flavorful (with hopefully not a lot of dishes to clean up afterwards).

This BLT salad is one of those meals. It tastes spot on like a traditional BLT sandwich, yet has no bread and is crouton free. There’s no need to modify something to be gluten-free when it just naturally is. Ahh, love that.

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

The base of the BLT salad is romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes and bacon – your basic BLT components. To jazz it up a bit, I’ve added some radish sprouts, but you could also use any sprouts or micro-greens on hand.

While the bacon cooks in the oven, roughly chop the lettuce, slice the tomatoes in half, slice a green onion and peel and dice an avocado. Let the bacon cool, then crumble it into the bowl and toss it all together with an easy mayo dressing (which uses my homemade mayonnaise recipe).

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

This BLT salad is pretty, easy and delicious – and my brother gave it the thumbs up when he popped by for lunch this week. His office is literally one mile from my new apartment and he’s getting quite savvy at knowing the days I’m doing recipe testing. Smart man.

Enjoy!

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.

(gluten-free, paleo) This BLT salad takes just like a BLT sandwich, but it's naturally gluten-free.
5 from 1 vote

BLT Salad with Avocado and Sprouts

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Bryan
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
This BLT salad tastes just like a BLT sandwich. It's fresh and tasty!

Ingredients

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked, cooled and crumbled
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1 cup radish sprouts
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

Mayonnaise Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp almond milk or cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Add the romaine lettuce to a large salad bowl. Top with the cherries, avocado, bacon, sprouts and green onion. 
  • To make the mayonnaise dressing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. 
  • Drizzle the salad with the mayonnaise dressing and toss to combine. 

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 46g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 499mg, Potassium: 879mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 283.4%, Vitamin C: 38.3%, Calcium: 7.5%, Iron: 14.6%
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Lettuce Tomato Salad, BLT Salad, BLT Salad Recipe
©Downshiftology. Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?Leave a comment below and share a photo on Instagram. Tag @downshiftology and hashtag it #downshiftology.

Other recipes you might like:

Salmon Asparagus Salad with Blistered Tomatoes

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad

Cobb Salad

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

22 comments on “BLT Salad with Avocado and Sprouts”

  1. This was so delicious! I made the dressing from your mayonnaise recipe…yum! I only made one portion instead of four and it’s a good thing, because I would have had a hard time not eating more. I’m very happy I discovered your website. So fun browsing the recipes and making new and delicious foods to eat. Thank you!

  2. What is the net carbs for this salad?

  3. This looks absolutely delish- I mean, how can you go wrong when there’s bacon involved!? The perfect low carb lunch to add to my collection!

  4. Any take on a BLT is a win in my book, but this one looks amazing. I love that you added avocado and sprouts, spices it up a bit. Perfect for a healthy lunch!

  5. Gorgeous pics! I love a good BLT salad. It always makes for a fantastic and filling lunch

  6. You’ve taken the classic sandwich to healthy salad, this looks fab.Love the addition of avocado.

  7. I love me some BLT: reincarnated as a healthy salad and topped with avocado?? Color me happy! Your brother is one lucky recipe taster!

  8. I am putting an avocado on my shopping list right now so I can make this salad ASAP. It looks absolutely delicious and easy! My kinda salad!

  9. As I said on Instagram, hang in there with all the busyness! Sounds like fun opportunities, for sure – enjoy it all! :) Love this upgrade on the classic sandwich variety – nourishing but also quick to make.