Avocado BLT Sandwiches

Avocado BLT Sandwiches

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Adding slices of creamy avocado to your traditional BLT sandwich transforms it into something special. Instead of using plain mayonnaise, we've jazzed ours up with mashed avocado, lemon juice, and some minced garlic for a real treat. This recipe is easy and ready in under 30 minutes—perfect for a satisfying family lunch.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked (see Tip) and halved crosswise
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted

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  1. Halve, seed, and peel avocado. Transfer one of the avocado halves to a small bowl; mash with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic; set aside. Thinly slice the remaining avocado half.
  2. Arrange the avocado slices, bacon, lettuce, and tomato on four of the bread slices. Spread the mashed avocado mixture over the remaining four bread slices; place on top of the filled bread slices, spread sides down.
  • Tip: To bake pork bacon, place slices side by side on a rack in a foil-lined shallow baking pan with sides. Bake for 18 to 21 minutes or until bacon is crisp-cooked. Drain well on paper towels.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 238 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 7 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 78 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 2,462 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 100 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 433 mg sodium; 390 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (49% daily value), Vitamin C (27% dv), Folate (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2½ fat, 2 starch

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