The Best BLT Sandwich + BLT with Avocado Recipe

If you love bacon and avocado, then delicious and creamy avocado BLT sandwich is a great way to get your fill of both. Here is a BLT sandwich recipe, plus tips for making your sandwich taste beyond good–with or without avocado.

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This post is all about how to make a delicious BLT sandwich or wrap.

A classic BLT sandwich is made with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. The BLT stands for bacon, lettuce, and tomato. The ingredients are stuffed between two pieces of bread and are best enjoyed on a hot summer day with a tall glass of iced tea.

Making a BLT sandwich is a great way to use fresh tomatoes from the farmer’s market or a homegrown tomato from the garden. For best results, use the freshest and most flavorful tomatoes and lettuce that you can find.

Bacon is what gives a BLT sandwich it’s delicious flavor. Adding avocado to the bacon takes the flavor to another level. Here are some tips on how to make a great BLT sandwich–with or without avocado.

The classic sandwich is made with sliced bread, but the avocado BLT tastes great as a wrap, too. You can substitute low carb flatbread or wraps for a lower carb option, and use turkey bacon for lower saturated fat.

Serve the avocado BLT sandwich with soup, chips, sliced vegetables, or fruit salad as a side. It is a really versatile sandwich that tastes good with so many things. Here at the Bacon house, we especially enjoy having an avocado BLT sandwich with tomato soup, broccoli cheddar soup, or French onion soup. It also tastes especially delicious with roasted butternut squash soup.

The avocado BLT sandwich is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Here are some ideas on how to make and eat an avocado BLT sandwich.

Tasty Ideas for Making BLT Sandwiches

  • Add an egg—The sandwich becomes perfect for breakfast this way as an avocado egg BLT sandwich.
  • Add sliced chicken or turkey—Another way to up the protein is to add about ½ cup sliced chicken or turkey.
  • Make a salad—Remove the bread or wrap entirely and make the sandwich into a salad. Add a sliced boiled egg, sliced chicken or turkey, or tuna for more protein.
  • Other things to add—shredded cheese, egg salad, tuna salad, fresh baby spinach, sliced cucumber, or grilled mushrooms taste good on this sandwich, too. Instead of mayonnaise, try making an avocado BLT sandwich with ranch dressing instead.

There are so many ways to personalize this sandwich!

What You’ll Need

But, back to making the basic BLT sandwich, here is what you will need to make a BLT sandiwch:

  • Bacon—Thick cut, crispy bacon works best. Use your favorite applewood smoked bacon or hickory smoked bacon. You can also use turkey bacon or carrot bacon for a lighter option.
  • Ripe avocado—One way to tell that an avocado is ripe, is that it will have dark brown skin. We use ¼ to ½ avocado per sandwich or wrap, depending on the avocado’s size. Sprinkle sliced avocado with lemon juice to keep it from turning brown.
  • Lettuce—Iceberg lettuce is the classic lettuce to use for the BLT, but butter crunch lettuce tastes delicious, too. Or you can use a mixed salad blend to get a variety of lettuce, spinach, and other greens.
  • Tomato—Use the juiciest, ripest tomato that you can find.
  • Mayonnaise—Use mayonnaise as a dressing for the sandwich. Or try herb mayo dressing for a twist. Ranch dressing is delicious, too.
  • Salt and pepper—Salt and pepper brings out the flavor of the vegetables. You could also use salt-free seasoning, or leave seasonings out completely as the bacon will have flavor of its own.
  • Bread—Use sandwich bread, flatbread, or a wrap to make this sandwich. Lightly toast sandwich bread before adding ingredients.

How to Make an Avocado BLT Sandwich or Wrap

Here is a recipe for making an avocado BLT sandwich or wrap. You can leave the avocado out, and the sandwich still tastes good. Good substitutes for avocado include mayonnaise and hummus.

Avocado BLT Sandwich or Wrap

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 sandwich
Author Sweet Bacon & Pecans

Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole grain sandwich bread lightly toasted, or 1 flatbread or wrap
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ cup mixed salad greens
  • ½ large tomato sliced
  • 2 slices cooked thick cut bacon or turkey bacon
  • ¼ ripe avocado sliced

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon according to package directions.
  • Spread mayonnaise over 2 slices of bread or 1 flatbread or wrap.
  • Top one side of bread with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon (you may have to tear each slice into haves to fit on the bread), and avocado. Top with another slice of bread.
  • To make avocado BLT sandwich: Layer lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, and avocado at the center of the wrap. Fold edges of the wrap around the filling.
  • Serve avocado BLT sandwich with a bowl of soup, chips, sliced vegetables, or fruit salad.

This post was all about how to make the best BLT sandwich or wrap, with or without avocado.

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