Skinny BLT Salad with Avocado
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This Skinny BLT salad is everything we love about a BLT minus the carbs which makes this the healthy version :), although we’ve been known to add croutons ;).
You’re going to love the super easy, creamy dressing. In all honesty whenever there’s bacon in a recipe, it overshadows everything else in the bowl for me. I often scoot a small stash of bacon to the corner of my bowl (because bowls have corners) and save it for the last bite.
Back to the salad. It’s based on Gina Homolka’s recipe from The SkinnyTaste Cookbook. The first time I thumbed through her book, I new I had to own it. I also bought extra copies for my readers because I knew you’d love it too! Read on to enter the giveaway!
Ingredients for Skinny BLT Salad:
12 slices lean center-cut bacon (or 6-8 thick slices)
3-4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup light mayonnaise (p.s. it tastes great with real mayo too!)
1/8 tsp salt
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
2 medium or 1 large head of romaine (6 cups chopped)
1 medium Hass avocado, chopped
How to Make Skinny Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Salad:
1. Put bacon in a large non-stick skillet and saute over low heat, turning often, until crisp. Transfer to papertowels to cool, then crumble or chop bacon
2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped tomatoes with 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/8 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir to combine and set aside for 10 minutes allowing the tomatoes to release their juiciness. This scrumptious and easy concoction is your dressing.
3. To serve, divide the lettuce among 4 plates then top each with 1/4 of the tomato “dressing” then divide the avocado and bacon evenly among the plates. If you’re feeling less fancy, toss everything together in a large salad bowl and serve.
BLT Salad with Avocado
- 12 slices lean center-cut bacon, or 6-8 thick slices
- 3-4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise, p.s. it tastes great with real mayo too!
- 1/8 tsp salt
- pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- 2 medium or 1 large head of romaine, 6 cups chopped
- 1 medium Hass avocado, chopped
Put bacon in a large non-stick skillet and saute over low heat, turning often, until crisp. Transfer to papertowels to cool, then crumble or chop bacon.
In a medium bowl, combine chopped tomatoes with 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/8 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir to combine and set aside for 10 minutes allowing the tomatoes to release their juiciness. This scrumptious and easy concoction is your dressing.
To serve, divide the lettuce among 4 plates then top each with 1/4 of the tomato "dressing" then divide the avocado and bacon evenly among the plates. If you're feeling less fancy, toss everything together in a large salad bowl and serve.
Credits: Based on Gina Homolka's BLT Salad with Avocado recipe from The SkinnyTaste Cookbook.
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This cookbook beautiful and also very practical. Most of the recipes have photos which is important because I eat with my eyes first. I love how simple the ingredients are. Her slogan says it best “light on calories, big on flavor. The SkinnyTaste Cookbook is also a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. Bravo Gina – that’s huge!
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Ya know what you get when you add avocado to a blt? BLAT! 🙂
Ha ha 🙂 I guess I should have called it a BLAT 🙂
I bet this would be equally yummy with avocado oil mayo! My new favorite, and no icky chemicals.
I think that would work! Everything someone comments on this post, I start craving it again, and guess what?!! Good thing I’m going to the grocery store soon 🙂
Yummy looking salad! Love everything about it!
Hmm these look delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe, looks quite simple to make.
You’re so welcome! I hope you absolutely love it. 🙂
Caesar salad. So easy and delish.
My favorite easy salad is with cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado. Would like to try this recipe though!
I like a good old classic house salad, and have one with most meals!
Not a mom but still hoe to win!
I love anything that has avocado in it! Pinned 😉
Would love to win:) and thank u for your amazing recipes:) happy Mother’s Day to u:)
I always love a good Caesar Salad.
The salad we make most often is lettuce, tomato, cuke, black olives, red pepper, celery, carrots, onion and croutons. With whatever dressing each person wants.
I like Cobb salads and Caesar salads
Tomato and cucumber salad with sour cream! The best!
almost any salad with Italian dressing
My favorite go-to salad is a basic tomato/cucumber salad dresses in something light – veggie or olive oil or some kind of vinagrette.
My favorite go-to salad on your blog is the Cabbage and Bell Pepper. Absolutely love it! Thanks!
Wow, the salad looks great, and thank u for a great giveaway!
Lately my to go salad is your new one the cucumber feta one I just crave it sometimes love love love it and also a toss salad with grated parmasion and mayo as a dressing it seriously delish!
My go to salad is simple and plain- lettuce head, cucumbers and red cherry tomatoes with ranch!!
My go to salad is olivye. It takes forever to make it, but man, I could eat it all day long!!! If Im crunched for time then it would be regular olive garden salad with their dressing that I buy from the store. Yum.
Our favorite go-to salad is a simple romaine with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese. Sometimes I’ll add nuts or dried fruit if I want to make it a little fancier. We use a simple dressing made with balsamic, oil, lemon juice and salt/pepper to taste. Yummy.
I’m so thrilled you like the cookbook and the salad!!
Hi Gina! I’m honored that you stopped by :). It really is an awesome cookbook. Thank you for all the hard work and love you put into it!
This salad looks simple, crisp and refreshing! I don’t understand why you scoot your bacon over, I always eat it with my salad, I can’t resist a salad with bacon haha!
I love to make olivye because it’s my kids favorite salad, and it makes me so happy to see my kids eating.. They are picky eaters.
This salad looks wonderful. I am more into salads now and this is another great idea. Thank you so much Natasha!
P.s How is your baby?
Oh she’s doing great. Such a good sleeper, great eater and all around happy baby (smiles alot) :). Thanks so much for your sweet comment.
I love a classic ceaser with fresh grated Parmesan! But my all time favorite is a oliver salad!!
My favorite salad is one made with salad greens, strawberries, fresh mint, and a balsamic vinaigrette. When I can get it, I add grilled (or pan fried) halloumi cheese to it.
This is my favorite salad.
My favorite go to salad is what we call our cabbage salad at my house…. It’s green and red cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, bell pepper, carrots and green onions. Mixed either with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper, our just with ranch dressing. Super delicious and healthy!
My mouth is watering!
Yum! Fixing this for lunch on Sunday. Thanks for the recipe.
Tomatoes,Cucumber,onion and sunflower oil 🙂
fav. to go salda ceaser!
Green leaves, egg, tomato, cheese and chicken – that’s my salad 🙂
Thank you for giveaway!
Simple and so tasty. I too save a few bacon bits to savor at the end.
Thanks for sharing this salad recipe…can’t wait to try it!
Caesar chicken salad the Costco way!
My favorite go to salad is kale salad from Costco,, and homemade salmon pasta salad, that i have been making for years, and my children love.
That looks awesome! I think it would be awesome with glazed bacon and red pepper flakes! YUM!
Anything with black olives. Or beans. Or both!
I LOVE BLTs, so this recipe looks great! I have to try this, I may add some of the fresh croutons I just made with some old bread to it too
My go to salad is a Caesar Salad!
We usually make a Caesar salad as our got to.
Favorite salad is shuba 🙂
this salad looks delicious
My go to salad is definitely avocado and steak with cheese and lettuce. High protein and low carb with natural fat 🙂 The book looks awesome, I’d love it!
My go to easy quick salad is a arugula avocado red onion salad with a squeeze of lime.
Looks excellent, can’t wait to try it!
My favorite salad is your olivye salad its so good and has so much flavor! Thank You for your great recipes!!
I love the Greek salad- spring mix, red onions, tomatoes, olives, cucumber, feta, almonds and of corse the yummy dressing.
I LOVE the blt breakfast sandwich, I made it 2 days in a row this week. Excited to try this healthier salad version! As for my favorite go-to salad, Id have to say that simple Russian shredded cabbage, cucumber, green onion salad with oil or mayo. Yum!
I love goroshek salad as well as garden salads of any kind… In my opinion any one can make a salad and no recipe required that is why it’s called a garden salad, just use your imagination
I love a fresh green salad, usually with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, and a drizzling of russian oil. My favorite!
Caesar salad is always great!
I love a garden salad with guacamole dressing.
My basic salad is a spring mix with carrots chopped up in it and balsamic vinegar sprinkled over it all. Simple yet good.
My favorite go to salad is a good layer of greens, black beans, corn, avocado and diced grilled chicken with a little sriracha/ranch topping.
When I think salad, I usually think of your olivye salad!
Southwest Orzo Salad
If I didn’t plan the dinner to much in advance, I just look what veggies I have and make a fresh salad out of them. With homemade mayo, sour cream, salt, pepper, fresh squeezed lemon juice, & any herbs I have on hand; dill, parsley, cilantro, ect… But just love salads 😉
Like your mood on salads this season:)
My go-to salad is very similar to this one. Instead of bacon I add cucumber, and use Italian dressing instead of mayo.
Thanks for sharing with everyone your recipes:)
This looks so tasty!
I love greak salads!!!
My favorite salad is butter lettuce, cut up chicken strips, corn, craisins, sunflower seeds, shredded carrots, apple chips, and ranch dressing.
Natasha, the salad sure looks delicious. Do u think I can use turkey bacon for the recipe though?
Mmmmmmm… Looks delicious.
This looks delicious!!! Will be making this this weekend
Either a Caesar Salad or a creamy pea salad (peas go with almost anything)
A very traditional Manglorean Salad called “Karam” which is just cucumber, onion, ginger, green chillies, salt and sugar..Its simple but delish
Every time I go to sleep I go to your website to find something new to cook for the next day and I droll over all your food :/ so story short I go to sleep very hungry lol I gotta tell my stomach to wait for tomorrow love love your website your very awesome person Natasha seriously I have two kids and I don’t know how you do all this my work never ends good night
my go-to salad is usually Caesar salad:)
My fav ‘go to’ is not extremely ‘healthy’, but is so tasty and I have had many requests for the recipe…Chicken & Grape Macaroni Salad..yummmmm!!!!
Sounds really good! Recipe please 😉
my favorite go to salad is greek salad
My go to salad is simple: cucumbers, tomatoes, mayo, and salt 🙂 always yummy and a garden favorite!
I like a simple salad, romaine, cucumber, tomatoes, red onions with garlic cheese croutons. As for the dressing, I like creamy Caesar or a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Next time I left over bacon, I should save some and crumble it in my salad, that’s if there are any leftovers haha. Thanks!
Love your food, my favorite salad is the carrot salad!!
Carrot salad is my favorite 🙂
Any and all salads make me happy! I just love vegetables hot or cold, it’s all good.
This looks absolutely delicious!! I’m so excited for summer and all the yummy and fresh salads straight from our garden! Love picking out fresh fruits and veggies to add to the salad:) my favorite summer salad is probably a strawberry, avocado, and Spinach Salad with some poppyseed dressing!
Favorite go to salad is a spring mix salad or tomatoes, onions and mayo salad.
I love a massaged kale salad with some sort of fruit and then balsamic vinagrette!
My go to salad is cucumber, tomato and red onion with Italian dressing. For years I thought my family was calling it “hairy salad” which always confused me, but it turns out it is “Harry salad” because it is a recipe from our friend Harry. It makes a lot more sense now 😀
lol. That’s pretty funny. Hairy salad. ha ha ha
Olive Garden salad. Always buy their dressing and make it at home.
My go-to salad is usually chicken Caesar, can’t go wrong with that! Absolutely delicious and packed with great nutrients.
This salad looks very delicious! I just asked my kids what is their favorite salad, they replied “anything with crab or bacon!”
My favorite homemade salad is a southwest chopped salad with a creamy cilantro dressing. Right now though, I’m loving the taste, and convenience, of Dole’s Sunflower Crunch chopped salad kit – it’s so yummy!
I’ll have to try it too. Thanks for the tip! 🙂
I love how simple it is!
Green salad or “мимоза”
I love this idea! Great salad for lunch time. One of my favorite salads is spinach with quinoa, flagship cheese, and avocado. Topped with a little bit of balsamic vinegar and garlic olive oil.
I love to make salad with romaine lettuce, feta, fresh tomatoes, homemade ranch, and avocados. 🙂
Mmmmm homemade ranch! Do you have a good recipe you could share for the ranch? I’ve experimented so many times but it’s never quite right.
This salad looks fantastic, Natasha! I am getting hungry just looking at your pictures. 🙂 I would LOVE to win Gina’s cookbook!
I love cucumber,tomatoes onion salad with mayo. Yum
Our families favorite go to salad is simple.- its fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. With garlic salt, freshly grated garlic, green onion (or regular) and dill. With either hemp oil or sourcream & mayo duo. We discovered hemp oil last year and love love love the taste of it. It is a mixture of sunflower and “garchichnoyo maslo” (musturd oil) fancy i know lol…its manufactured in Volgograd and hard to get your hands on but is also sold in Brighton beach NY (russian town) but hemp oil is even tastier, easier to find and extremely healthier for you. (comparable to flax seed oil benefits) YUM! we always have cucumber & tomatoes at home OR ELSE!
Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Hello Natasha, my go-to salad is usually chicken Caesar salad:) we love it here in our house. Thanks for your recipes & giveaways! God Bless your family!
I asked my wife what she wanted for Mother’s Day and she said a pound of bacon cooked up and a nap. Done! But I think I should make her this BLT salad too, I know she absolutely loves Roma tomatoes too. So much nicer than getting squished in a busy restaurant with 2 small children throwing food all over the floor! Thanks for a great giveaway too!!
That does sound like the perfect gift! lol
Spring mix salad.