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BLT Salad with Avocado and Sprouts


Posted by on March 5, 2017 / 17 Comments

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.

BLT Salad with Avocado and Sprouts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

This BLT salad tastes just like a BLT sandwich. It's fresh and tasty!

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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

Instructions

  1. Add the romaine lettuce to a large salad bowl. Top with the cherries, avocado, bacon, sprouts and green onion. 

  2. To make the mayonnaise dressing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. 

  3. Drizzle the salad with the mayonnaise dressing and toss to combine. 

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  • Liz Stark

    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.

    • Thanks Liz! Definitely looking forward to a slower April, though I did just make an appt for a massage this week. That’s how I do self-care! ;) x

      • Liz Stark

        Me too! I get weekly hot stone massages. Self-care is crucial – you deserve it! And I’m putting in a request for April (if you have any time – I don’t want to be a pest) for an ice cream treat/dessert. April is my birthday month :)

        • Oh, I think I can swing that! :) xo

          • Liz Stark

            Ahh, thank you thank you thank you! :) Have a wonderful rest of Sunday and fabulous start to the new week xo

  • Megan Marlowe

    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!

  • Michelle @ Flipped-Out Food

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

    • That he is! Though I’m getting some free furniture moving in return, so it all evens out. ;) Thanks Michelle!

  • kate veggie desserts

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

  • Katrin Nuernberger

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

  • Kristina @ Love & Zest

    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!

  • Karly

    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!

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