BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

BLT Avocado Salad

October 6, 2017Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2017

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this BLT Avocado Salad! I love a good BLT Salad anyway, but one with avocados amps it up even more. I started out with the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.  But I used a preservative-free, nitrate free, uncured bacon to keep the recipe healthier.

I added shaved parmesan cheese (every salad has to have cheese, right???) 🙂 Then I tossed in some of my favorite gluten free croutons, which add great crunch to the salad. Finally, I added a little bit of finely diced red onion to give it a little pop, and a couple of delicious avocados. I served it with a creamy Caesar dressing. Did I say this salad was to die for? Oh, it was sooooo good.

I eat a fair amount of salads. But one thing I can’t do is eat the same salad over and over and over. I get sick of eating the same thing repeatedly (no matter what kind of food it is). Since food is so much more plentiful than it was 40-50 years ago there’s no reason not to have variety. 🙂 So I am ALWAYS trying new things. Yes, I circulate the old favorite recipes back into our menus every now and then but I love eating new foods.

My Roasted Corn Salad, Steak Fajita Salad, Strawberry Blueberry Avocado Salad and Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad also have avocados. Adding avocados are a great way to increase good oils into your diet. But they’re also very filling. You won’t be hungry so quickly after eating this salad.

I didn’t make this salad for company or to take a meal to anyone. I made it for me! My husband is not an avocado lover (can you believe it???)!!! So I ate ALL of the salad over a couple of days. I was in seventh heaven because I loved it. I didn’t skimp on the avocados or the bacon or the Caesar dressing. Yum.

If you’re looking for a delightful salad to please your family or friends, then give this tasty BLT Avocado Salad a try sometime soon. You don’t have to make homemade croutons if you don’t care about High Fructose Corn Syrup in your diet. I know it’s a lot easier to snatch croutons off the shelf at the store. But where I can (and when I have time), I try to eat cleaner. Even though this recipe has bacon, if you want to make it even heartier and for a main dish, simply add grilled chicken. You’ll have a meal everyone in your family will love. 🙂

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

BLT Avocado Salad was so mouthwatering.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

BLT Avocado Salad is a great salad to serve for company, especially if everyone likes avocados.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

Every plateful of this salad was a gastronomic delight! I just crunched away. 🙂

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

I served the salad with a Caesar dressing. Amazing.

Here’s what I did.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

I used these ingredients. The croutons are homemade and the bacon is uncured and nitrate and preservative free.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

Fill salad bowl with lettuce.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

Cook bacon and break into pieces. I prefer to microwave it between two paper towels on a microwave-safe plate. You can also oven bake the bacon, if you prefer.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

On top of the lettuce, layer avocados, red onion, grape tomato halves, bacon, shaved parmesan cheese and croutons. Omit croutons if you’re not going to serve the salad immediately, and add just before serving.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

Spread salad onto your plate. Prepare to wolf down enjoy the best BLT salad ever!

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

Drizzle with Caesar salad dressing or Creamy Parmesan Dressing and enjoy!

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

Croutons keep this salad nice and crunchy. The parmesan cheese and avocados along with the bacon add a delicious texture to the salad. The red onion gives it just enough bite to keep it interesting and not bland.

Here’s the recipe.

BLT AVOCADO SALAD

(My own concoction)

Print Recipe
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This fabulous salad starts with the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, but adds avocados, shaved parmesan cheese, red onion and homemade gluten free croutons. It's wonderful served with a creamy Caesar dressing.
BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon and set aside.
  2. Layer salad, tomatoes, avocados, onion and parmesan cheese in salad bowl.
  3. Add cooked bacon pieces.
  4. Toss with Creamy Parmesan Dressing or Caesar dressing before serving.
  5. Garnish with homemade croutons.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: While I used only 10-ounces of bacon, I think 16-ounces would be better!

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BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

I loved this delicious salad. It’s great for lunch or as a main dish salad. It’s hearty, filling and satisfying.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

BLT Avocado Salad is great to serve for lunch with friends.

BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.

This delectable salad is the perfect entree to make when you’re too tired to do a lot of cooking! Add some grilled chicken and you have a healthy, gluten free, clean eating recipe you can really enjoy.

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Print Recipe
BLT Avocado Salad BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This fabulous salad starts with the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, but adds avocados, shaved parmesan cheese, red onion and homemade gluten free croutons. It's wonderful served with a creamy Caesar dressing.
BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BLT Avocado Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we loved this delicious #bacon, lettuce & #tomato #salad with #avocados. So filling and satisfying. I made it healthier by using uncured, nitrate-free bacon & homemade #glutenfree croutons.
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon and set aside.
  2. Layer salad, tomatoes, avocados, onion and parmesan cheese in salad bowl.
  3. Add cooked bacon pieces.
  4. Toss with Creamy Parmesan Dressing or Caesar dressing before serving.
  5. Garnish with homemade croutons.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: While I used only 10-ounces of bacon, I think 16-ounces would be better!

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