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

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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.

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

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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

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BLT Salad with Avocado

4.96 from 21 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
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 ;).
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 Generous Servings
  • 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

  • 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.

Notes

Credits: Based on Gina Homolka's BLT Salad with Avocado recipe from The SkinnyTaste Cookbook.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BLT Salad with Avocado
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

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To celebrate Mother’s Day and because I appreciate you all, I’m giving away 2 copies of The SkinnyTaste Cookbook. That’s right, two winners! Sponsored by Natasha’s Kitchen ;).

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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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  • 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

  • gina@skinnytaste
    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

  • Katy | Her Cup of Joy
    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!

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  • 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

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