Skinny BLT Salad with Avocado

BLT Salad with Avocado from the @skinnytaste cookbook - Everything we love about a BLT in Salad form! | natashaskitchen.com

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.

BLT Salad with Avocado from the @skinnytaste cookbook - Everything we love about a BLT in Salad form! | natashaskitchen.com

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

BLT Salad with Avocado from the @skinnytaste cookbook - Everything we love about a BLT in Salad form! | natashaskitchen.com

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

BLT Salad with Avocado from the @skinnytaste cookbook - Everything we love about a BLT in Salad form! | natashaskitchen.com

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.

BLT Salad with Avocado from the @skinnytaste cookbook - Everything we love about a BLT in Salad form! | natashaskitchen.com

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 from the @skinnytaste cookbook - Everything we love about a BLT in Salad form! | natashaskitchen.com

BLT Salad with Avocado

4.96 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This 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 ;).
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 4 Generous Servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

Credits: Based on Gina Homolka's BLT Salad with Avocado recipe from The SkinnyTaste Cookbook.

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  • Greg
    January 15, 2016

    Ya know what you get when you add avocado to a blt? BLAT! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 15, 2016

      Ha ha 🙂 I guess I should have called it a BLAT 🙂 Reply

  • Jo Anne
    January 9, 2016

    I bet this would be equally yummy with avocado oil mayo! My new favorite, and no icky chemicals. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2016

      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 🙂 Reply

  • Tanya C
    May 9, 2015

    Yummy looking salad! Love everything about it! Reply

    • bristol plasterer
      May 18, 2015

      Hmm these look delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe, looks quite simple to make.

      Simon Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        May 19, 2015

        You’re so welcome! I hope you absolutely love it. 🙂 Reply

  • Viktoriya
    May 9, 2015

    Caesar salad. So easy and delish. Reply

  • marina
    May 9, 2015

    My favorite easy salad is with cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado. Would like to try this recipe though! Reply

  • TrishInFL
    May 9, 2015

    I like a good old classic house salad, and have one with most meals! Reply

  • Deborah
    May 9, 2015

    Not a mom but still hoe to win! Reply

  • Julia B
    May 9, 2015

    I love anything that has avocado in it! Pinned 😉 Reply

  • Tanya
    May 9, 2015

    Would love to win:) and thank u for your amazing recipes:) happy Mother’s Day to u:) Reply

  • May 9, 2015

    I always love a good Caesar Salad. Reply

  • Maria
    May 9, 2015

    Sounds goooddd! Reply

  • Annmarie W.
    May 8, 2015

    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. Reply

  • Carolsue
    May 8, 2015

    I like Cobb salads and Caesar salads Reply

  • yelena
    May 8, 2015

    Tomato and cucumber salad with sour cream! The best! Reply

  • Annette Turello
    May 7, 2015

    almost any salad with Italian dressing Reply

  • Albina
    May 5, 2015

    My favorite go-to salad is a basic tomato/cucumber salad dresses in something light – veggie or olive oil or some kind of vinagrette. Reply

  • Irina
    May 5, 2015

    My favorite go-to salad on your blog is the Cabbage and Bell Pepper. Absolutely love it! Thanks! Reply

  • Lora Bazhan
    May 4, 2015

    Wow, the salad looks great, and thank u for a great giveaway! Reply

  • s_gutsu@yahoo.com
    May 4, 2015

    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! Reply

  • irina
    May 4, 2015

    My go to salad is simple and plain- lettuce head, cucumbers and red cherry tomatoes with ranch!! Reply

  • Evelyn
    May 4, 2015

    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. Reply

  • Linda V.
    May 4, 2015

    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. Reply

  • May 4, 2015

    I’m so thrilled you like the cookbook and the salad!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 4, 2015

      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! Reply

  • May 4, 2015

    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! Reply

  • Marina
    May 4, 2015

    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. Reply

  • Dorina F
    May 3, 2015

    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? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 3, 2015

      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. Reply

  • Yekaterina Trubnikova
    May 3, 2015

    I love a classic ceaser with fresh grated Parmesan! But my all time favorite is a oliver salad!! Reply

  • Annette
    May 2, 2015

    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. Reply

  • Liudmila
    May 2, 2015

    This is my favorite salad. Reply

  • Vita
    May 2, 2015

    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! Reply

  • Anna Rotari
    May 2, 2015

    My mouth is watering! Reply

  • Heike
    May 2, 2015

    Yum! Fixing this for lunch on Sunday. Thanks for the recipe. Reply

  • Irina k
    May 2, 2015

    Tomatoes,Cucumber,onion and sunflower oil 🙂 Reply

  • inna
    May 2, 2015

    fav. to go salda ceaser! Reply

  • Tatyana
    May 2, 2015

    Green leaves, egg, tomato, cheese and chicken – that’s my salad 🙂
    Thank you for giveaway! Reply

  • Ingrid
    May 2, 2015

    Simple and so tasty. I too save a few bacon bits to savor at the end. Reply

  • Cindy
    May 2, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this salad recipe…can’t wait to try it! Reply

  • Zhanna
    May 2, 2015

    Caesar chicken salad the Costco way! Reply

  • sheri
    May 2, 2015

    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. Reply

  • Jesse
    May 2, 2015

    That looks awesome! I think it would be awesome with glazed bacon and red pepper flakes! YUM! Reply

  • Erin R.
    May 2, 2015

    Anything with black olives. Or beans. Or both! Reply

  • 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 Reply

  • Alison H.
    May 2, 2015

    My go to salad is a Caesar Salad! Reply

  • May 2, 2015

    We usually make a Caesar salad as our got to. Reply

  • Ekaterina
    May 2, 2015

    Favorite salad is shuba 🙂 Reply

  • teri
    May 2, 2015

    this salad looks delicious Reply

  • Christine
    May 2, 2015

    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! Reply

  • May 2, 2015

    My go to easy quick salad is a arugula avocado red onion salad with a squeeze of lime. Reply

  • Kent
    May 2, 2015

    Looks excellent, can’t wait to try it! Reply

  • marya
    May 2, 2015

    My favorite salad is your olivye salad its so good and has so much flavor! Thank You for your great recipes!! Reply

  • Julie
    May 2, 2015

    I love the Greek salad- spring mix, red onions, tomatoes, olives, cucumber, feta, almonds and of corse the yummy dressing. Reply

  • Mary
    May 1, 2015

    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! Reply

  • Tatyana
    May 1, 2015

    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  Reply

  • Tanya G
    May 1, 2015

    I love a fresh green salad, usually with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, and a drizzling of russian oil. My favorite! Reply

  • Alina
    May 1, 2015

    Caesar salad is always great! Reply

  • Holly E
    May 1, 2015

    I love a garden salad with guacamole dressing. Reply

  • Sally Jo
    May 1, 2015

    My basic salad is a spring mix with carrots chopped up in it and balsamic vinegar sprinkled over it all. Simple yet good. Reply

  • Kim Henrichs
    May 1, 2015

    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. Reply

  • Marcie
    May 1, 2015

    When I think salad, I usually think of your olivye salad! Reply

  • May 1, 2015

    Southwest Orzo Salad Reply

  • May 1, 2015

    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 😉 Reply

  • Tina
    May 1, 2015

    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:) Reply

  • Tursunai
    May 1, 2015

    Simple&easy! Reply

  • Dasha
    May 1, 2015

    This looks so tasty! Reply

  • Inna
    May 1, 2015

    I love greak salads!!! Reply

  • Carla S
    May 1, 2015

    My favorite salad is butter lettuce, cut up chicken strips, corn, craisins, sunflower seeds, shredded carrots, apple chips, and ranch dressing. Reply

  • galya
    May 1, 2015

    Natasha, the salad sure looks delicious. Do u think I can use turkey bacon for the recipe though? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 1, 2015

      Yes! Absolutely! Reply

  • angie
    May 1, 2015

    Mmmmmmm… Looks delicious. Reply

  • Alena Vaylov
    May 1, 2015

    This looks delicious!!! Will be making this this weekend Reply

  • Vita
    May 1, 2015

    Either a Caesar Salad or a creamy pea salad (peas go with almost anything) Reply

  • Sj Dc
    May 1, 2015

    A very traditional Manglorean Salad called “Karam” which is just cucumber, onion, ginger, green chillies, salt and sugar..Its simple but delish Reply

  • Yelena
    May 1, 2015

    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 Reply

  • Angela podnizhnyy
    April 30, 2015

    my go-to salad is usually Caesar salad:) Reply

  • Cindy M.
    April 30, 2015

    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!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2015

      Sounds really good! Recipe please 😉 Reply

  • anastasiya
    April 30, 2015

    my favorite go to salad is greek salad Reply

  • Tatyana
    April 30, 2015

    My go to salad is simple: cucumbers, tomatoes, mayo, and salt 🙂 always yummy and a garden favorite! Reply

  • Tatiana
    April 30, 2015

    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! Reply

    • Tanya
      April 30, 2015

      Love your food, my favorite salad is the carrot salad!! Reply

      • Tanya
        April 30, 2015

        Carrot salad is my favorite 🙂 Reply

  • Rebecca Joy
    April 30, 2015

    Any and all salads make me happy! I just love vegetables hot or cold, it’s all good. Reply

  • Tatyana
    April 30, 2015

    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! Reply

  • nat
    April 30, 2015

    Favorite go to salad is a spring mix salad or tomatoes, onions and mayo salad. Reply

  • Natasha tikhonov
    April 30, 2015

    Greek Salad. Reply

  • Alexandra robertson
    April 30, 2015

    I love a massaged kale salad with some sort of fruit and then balsamic vinagrette! Reply

  • Bethany
    April 30, 2015

    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 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2015

      lol. That’s pretty funny. Hairy salad. ha ha ha Reply

  • Lily
    April 30, 2015

    Olive Garden salad. Always buy their dressing and make it at home. Reply

  • Viktoriya
    April 30, 2015

    My go-to salad is usually chicken Caesar, can’t go wrong with that! Absolutely delicious and packed with great nutrients. Reply

  • Melanie W
    April 30, 2015

    This salad looks very delicious! I just asked my kids what is their favorite salad, they replied “anything with crab or bacon!” Reply

  • April 30, 2015

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2015

      I’ll have to try it too. Thanks for the tip! 🙂 Reply

  • Jackie
    April 30, 2015

    I love how simple it is! Reply

  • Yana l
    April 30, 2015

    Green salad or “мимоза” Reply

  • Ana Enache
    April 30, 2015

    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. Reply

  • Tiffany
    April 30, 2015

    I love to make salad with romaine lettuce, feta, fresh tomatoes, homemade ranch, and avocados. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2015

      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. Reply

  • This salad looks fantastic, Natasha! I am getting hungry just looking at your pictures. 🙂 I would LOVE to win Gina’s cookbook!  Reply

  • karolina L
    April 30, 2015

    I love cucumber,tomatoes onion salad with mayo. Yum Reply

  • jen
    April 30, 2015

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2015

      Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha G
    April 30, 2015

    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! Reply

  • April 30, 2015

    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!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2015

      That does sound like the perfect gift! lol Reply

  • Galina
    April 30, 2015

    Spring mix salad. Reply

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