BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato Sandwiches)

BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato Sandwiches)

7 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2015

In this healthy BLT recipe, we use a creamy avocado spread flavored with garlic and basil, and add sprouts. Look for sprouted-wheat bread in the frozen section or with other specialty breads at your grocery store.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 8 slices center-cut bacon, halved
  • 1 ripe medium avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated or minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 8 slices sprouted-wheat bread
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 slices
  • 4 romaine leaves
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts


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  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Meanwhile, mash avocado in a medium bowl. Stir in basil, mayonnaise, garlic, salt and pepper. Toast bread.
  3. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the avocado mixture on 4 slices of toast. Top each with 4 pieces of bacon, 2 tomato slices, 1 lettuce leaf, ¼ cup sprouts and the remaining toast.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 342 calories; 16 g fat(3 g sat); 10 g fiber; 36 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 58 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 943 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 19 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 541 mg sodium; 418 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, ½ vegetable, ½ high-fat meat, 2 fat

Reviews 7

August 11, 2017
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By: Catherine Pedersen
I'll just say this is ridiculously good! Wouldn't change a thing on it, its portion is just right and filling!
January 15, 2017
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By: JimmyLikeyFood
My wife and I loved this sandwich. The avocado spread was great. We used turkey bacon and it was still fantastic. The wife will go with light sprouts next time, but I enjoyed them as is. Great Sandwich and didn't take too long to prepare.
October 24, 2016
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By: Anne Dall
I love this sandwich. Most of my family doesn't really like avocado, but they'll eat the avocado this way (so I put in a little extra). This is super tasty and an easy, quick dinner. I'm probably going to start making it weekly:) PS I also added more basil and sometimes more garlic (but a lot of garlic makes it more spicy, which I like but others don't always)
August 31, 2016
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By: icel
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August 18, 2016
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By: Devon O'Brien
I could eat this sandwich every day. The addition of avocado to a classic BLT is genius!
January 14, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy! I made it for lunch at school for my 14 and 15 year old daughters. They loved it. Easy and healthy Pros: Easy to make and healthy
July 06, 2015
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By: Mike Schoenbacher
This is an adult sandwich! The avocado spread was a revelation. It can be used on different kinds of sandwiches to great effect. It makes an ordinary BLT a meal to be reckoned with. Will do this again---and again.
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