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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2015


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Meanwhile, mash avocado in a medium bowl. Stir in basil, mayonnaise, garlic, salt and pepper. Toast bread.

  • 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, 1/4 cup sprouts and the remaining toast.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 14.5g; carbohydrates 36.3g; dietary fiber 10.1g; sugars 1.3g; fat 16.4g; saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 15.4mg; vitamin a iu 942.5IU; vitamin c 10.5mg; folate 57.8mcg; calcium 19.1mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 26.4mg; potassium 417.5mg; sodium 540.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I could eat this sandwich every day. The addition of avocado to a classic BLT is genius! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I'll just say this is ridiculously good! Wouldn't change a thing on it its portion is just right and filling! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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) Read More