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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
BLT Salad with Avocado and Sprouts
- 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
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp almond milk or cashew milk
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- 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.
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Salmon Asparagus Salad with Blistered Tomatoes
Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad
Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad
looks really yummy going to use it for work , have avocado and garlic dressing might use that instead as i have egg white allergy
hi from new zealand
Some bacon I needed to use inspired me to use your recipe. I did some substitutes based on what I had available, so I used Apple Cider Vinegar, Micro Greens and Chives. So delicious.! Thank you. Love your website. So well organized.
I think this was one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten. Thank you!!! We will definitely be visiting your site often!!
This looks really nice and delicious. If I’m gonna eat bacon, I feel less guilty to eat it with lots of vegetables haha.
It doesn’t hurt to add a little bacon crunch to your salads :)
When I think of a salad, I envision something as fresh and colorful as this BLT salad. Fantastic recipe that I am definitely adding to my to-make-soon list!
Hi Elaine – This is definitely a hearty yet refreshing salad with all the BLT elements :)
Woo-hoo! I have all the ingredients on hand for this tasty recipe. Tomorrow, I’ll be making this delicious BLT salad for lunch.
Great! Can’t wait for you to try this one Denay :)
I adore BLT’s so this salad is going on my menu for tomorrow. I love the idea of making the dressing with almond milk!
Hi Cyndy- Wonderful! And yes, a homemade dressing is great so you know what fresh ingredients are going into it :)
i love BLT, but for some reason I have never thought of making it into a salad before. This is genius! Definitely on my to-do list ;)
Hi Cathleen- Turning it into a salad couldn’t be any easier, and a bit healthier :)
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!
I’m glad you enjoyed the salad Donna! And that you’re loving finding new recipes on my site to make and enjoy. :) x
What is the net carbs for this salad?
Hi Jamie – I’m currently in the process of adding nutritional information to all recipes on my site. This should be done in the next few weeks. Stay tuned! :)
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!
I could agree more! Bacon makes everything better. ;) x
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!
Thanks Kristina! Yes, a healthy lunch for sure! :)
Gorgeous pics! I love a good BLT salad. It always makes for a fantastic and filling lunch
Thanks Katrin! It really does fill you up – good combo of healthy carbs, fats and protein! :)
So true Katrin! Nothing like a BLT in the garden on a sunny London day!
Fingers crossed for the Pulitzer!
You’ve taken the classic sandwich to healthy salad, this looks fab.Love the addition of avocado.
Can’t have a salad or sandwich without avocado, right? :) x
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!
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!
Exactly – easy and delicious is the best! Hope you like it Megan! :) x
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
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
Ahh, thank you thank you thank you! :) Have a wonderful rest of Sunday and fabulous start to the new week xo