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Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 0 min | Total: 10 min | Servings:4..

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Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado Salad
Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado Salad
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.

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IngredientsCaloriesFatProteinCarbsFiberSA'sNet Carbs
1 lb (454g)  assorted fresh tomatoes, cut into chunks82.3204.9917.464.99012.47
2 whole (272g)  avocado, peeled and cut into chunks554426241806
12 slices (96g)  bacon, pre-cooked and cut into big chunks49236360000
4 cups (284g)  mixed greens, washed and dried30026204
1/2 cup (109.63g)  mayonnaise (recipe)750.5483.452.41.33.08.251
salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste0000000
Totals (of 4 Servings):1908.86161.45g51.39g48.79g25.07g0.25g23.47g
Per Serving:477.2240.36g12.85g12.2g6.27g0.06g5.87g *

Method:

  1. Mix in a bowl, season with a bit of salt and pepper. Serve!
  2. Enjoy!

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Comments

We use Applegate Naturals Uncured Good Morning Bacon...It's THE BOMB! 60% less fat, no nitrates or preservatives, gluten free, made with pork shoulder. We LOVE it...we think it tastes even better than regular bacon. I think it will do well in this recipe!

 Christine  6/28/2015

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---Reply posted by DJ on 6/29/2015
Hi Amy, that really gets in to your own personal dietary philosophy. My world view suggests that low-fat products are higher in carbohydrates and are more processed. So, even though you've got less fat and less calories, you've got more of the fat storing hormone called insulin running around stashing any extra calories on your rear, rather than burning them as good energy. Basically, a low-carb/higher fat approach will work, or a lower-fat/higher carb option will work ... a low-carb/low-fat option will basically starve you .. and a high-carb/high-fat option will blow you up like a balloon. So ... my stake in the ground is that the higher fat products are just fine, but ... it's not really my place to tell you what's best for you. I hope this helps! :)
---Reply posted by Amy on 6/29/2015
DJ,
How about using low fat mayo and Canadian bacon? A dietician told me that Canadian bacon has much less fat and more meat. This would help decrease calories and still taste great!
---Reply posted by DJ on 6/28/2015
Sounds wonderful! I love Applegate products, but this is a new one for me. I'll have to look in to it. Thanks for the heads up! :)

NEED is a strong word, Peggy. It doesn't NEED that much ... it's simply a suggested amount. If it's too much for your tastes, add whatever amount feels right. I hope this helps! :)

 DJ  9/3/2014

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Why does it need so much mayo? Sounds like a bacon Guacamole but with mayo.

 Peggy  8/29/2014

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Hi Kimmie, there are low-sodium bacons on the market. It may be worth looking into them. I'm not a big fan of turkey bacon. It's little more than weird turkey bi-product mulch, which has been dyed, shaped and cooked. It's a very strange thing, in my opinion. I also suspect it's also fairly high in sodium. Unfortunately, this is one of the defining characteristics of bacon ... turkey, pork or ... other. If I were you, I'd just read the package on a variety of bacon products and find the one with the lowest sodium. I don't include sodium counts for 2 reasons ... 1. with all the other math and info, I ran out of room in the grid. 2. Because I almost never specify the amount of salt to add to any given recipe, the end result is likely to be inaccurate, anyway. Sorry! :/

 DJ  7/31/2014

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I have high BP. I love your recipes, but bacon is so salty, which I have to cut down on. What about turkey bacon instead? I wish you could include the sodium content in your recipes. :)

 Kimmie  7/30/2014

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Honestly, Mary ... Me too. *sigh*

 DJ  7/6/2014

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I want to love (or even like) avocados. Still working on it.

 Mary Schenten  7/4/2014

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Tara, you are correct! That was a typo (they do exist and I appreciate it when people point them out). In any event, I've updated the recipe. Thank you! :)

 DJ  4/17/2014

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I think there's an error in the calorie count for this one. 12 slices of bacon is only 84 calories???

 Tara  4/17/2014

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Hi Unknown, the serving sizes are there and individual servings are also calculated. The information is 100% there if you want it. In this case, the recipe serves 4, so you would divide the ingredients by 4, to arrive at the amounts for a single. So, it would be 1/4 lb tomatoes, 1/2 avocado, 3 slices bacon, 1 cup greens, 2 tbsp. mayo and salt and pepper, to taste. A single serving is calculated at 5.87 net carbs. Again, the information is there. Just divide the ingredients by the number of servings and ... that should do it!

 DJ  3/24/2014

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For those of us who live alone much of these recipes are way to much food. Wish you could post like a single serving portion and carb count. I love alot of your recipes but always have to try to dummy them down to single portions and count. Thanks.

 unknown  3/24/2014

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Sharon, that makes sense! I never really considered it, because the acid in the dressing will take care of it, but if you dice it and leave it to sit for a few minutes, before tossing it in ... a bit of lemon is a great idea. Frankly, I'm a big fan of lemon juice ... in almost all cases. Thanks for the tip! :)

 DJ  9/12/2013

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Mmmmmmm!! Fixed this for supper. Had to sample it. ?? So good! Only thing I did different was I squeezed half of a lemon on the avocado to keep it from browning. Will definitely make this again!!

 Sharon Looper  9/12/2013

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Glad you liked it, Voluptuousbrowngurl!

 DJ  8/27/2013

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Just had this for dinner - perfect!!

 voluptuousbrowngurl  8/23/2013

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