Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado Salad
Growing up, one of my favorite things was a BLT. You know ... a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich: thick slices of warm toasted bread slathered with mayonnaise and stuffed with fresh salted tomatoes, a whisper of lettuce and enough bacon to kill a small pig. Ahhh ... Memories ...
I want to say my mother made these for me, growing up. The funny part is, I have no clear memory of it. All that remains is the sense that she did. Whoever introduced me to these simple sandwiches, thank you! Great sandwich!
One of the most common additions to the famous BLT is avocado. It really makes sense, too. Adding some big wedges of soft creamy avocado to the sandwich is clearly the right fit.
Word on the street is, avocados, while containing loads of fat (more than the bacon!), it's a wonderful healthy fat and oh so good for you! They're also high in anti-oxidants. Eat avocados and live longer, with better skin! I've never been a big fan of these weird green pear-shaped things, but there is no denying that they belong in this salad, that they are super healthy and that I should learn to love 'em.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
- 1 lb assorted fresh tomatoes cut into chunks
- 2 whole avocado peeled and cut into chunks
- 12 slices bacon pre-cooked and cut into big chunks
- 4 cups mixed greens washed and dried
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Serving: 4g | Calories: 477.215kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.1975g | Protein: 12.8475g | Fat: 40.3625g | Fiber: 6.2675g