BLTs with Creamy Tomato-Avocado Spread

BLTs with Creamy Tomato-Avocado Spread

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Add a delicious twist to your BLT with a homemade dried tomato and avocado spread.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 6 dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • Boiling water
  • 12 slices lower-sodium, less-fat bacon, halved crosswise
  • 1 small avocado, halved, seeded, and peeled
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat semisoft cheese with garlic and fines herbes, such as Alouette brand
  • 8 very thin slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 2 medium orange, red, and/or yellow tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1 cup watercress or fresh spinach leaves


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  1. In a small bowl, combine dried tomatoes and enough boiling water to cover. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Drain and chop tomatoes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until browned. Drain on paper towels.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash avocado with a potato masher or fork. Stir in chopped tomatoes and cheese.
  3. To assemble, spread half of the bread slices with avocado mixture. Layer bacon, sliced tomatoes, and watercress between slices.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 230 calories; 11 g fat(4 g sat); 5 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 32 mcg folate; 18 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 943 IU vitamin A; 15 mg vitamin C; 73 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 454 mg sodium; 390 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, 1 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable

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