A BLT sandwich with a creamy avocado spread is the perfect lunch for anyone. Whether it's a busy weekday for an adult, a casual weekend brunch, or even for the kids, this BLTA recipe is sure to be a hit.
Simply mix together some ripe avocados to make the creamy spread and assemble your BLT like you normally would - don't forget to add bacon! Instead of using a store-bought manwich, use this fresh and tasty BLT recipe instead. Enjoy it while it's nice and warm!
Think favorite sandwiches, and the BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread is a must-have.
Think favorite sandwiches, and the BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread is a must-have. Combining the classic BLT with a creamy avocado spread creates an unbeatable combo - whether it's for an adult lunch or kid's brunch. My favorite recipe consists of toasted sourdough bread, crisp bacon slices, lettuce, tomato slices and finally topped off with a dollop of avocado spread. It's savory, creamy and crunchy all together - what more could you ask for in a sandwich? This epic blend is also known as the 'BLTA', so if you see that on the menu next time you're out for lunch - don't pass it up!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 sandwiches
Ingredients needed to make a BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread
Avocado Spread Ingredients:
1 large ripe avocado, cut into small chunks
½ c. full-fat Greek yogurt
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1½ T. fresh lime juice (approximately ½ lime)
1½ t. ground cumin
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Basic Sandwich Ingredients:
Instructions for making a BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread
- Place the avocado, Greek yogurt, and garlic in a medium bowl and combine thoroughly with a fork, leaving some small chunks of avocado in the mixture. Add the lime juice and cumin, and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and cover tightly. Set aside.
- Line a microwave-safe plate with paper towels and place the bacon strips on it. Cover the bacon with more paper towels and place in the microwave for 3-4 minutes on high, or until the bacon is cooked through, but not too crispy. (Cook time will vary, so check after 2 minutes and adjust the remaining time as needed).
- Brush one side of each piece of bread with the melted butter. Heat grill pan over medium heat and place bread, buttered side down, on the pan. Apply light pressure to each slice with a spatula, being careful not to move the bread in the process. Once nice grill marks have formed, remove from heat and set aside.
- Allow the bread to cool slightly, then add avocado spread to 2 of the slices on the non-grilled side. Divide the lettuce, tomato, and cooked bacon slices between the two sandwiches and top each with the remaining pieces of grilled bread. Cut in half and serve immediately with your favorite side dish or potato chips. Enjoy!
if you're after something more unique, use this as an opportunity to get creative! Try using a Hawaiian roll to make a manwich or switch up the salad ingredients with greens like spinach or kale. You could even make a variation of tuna BLT by substituting the bacon for fresh quality canned tuna. This variation is perfect for kid lunches or impress your foodie friends by making them brunch-style open-faced sandwiches with tasty garnishes like soft-boiled eggs, roasted bell peppers, and micro greens. The possibilities are endless when it comes to applying variation to these yummy BLTs.
Tip: If possible, prepare the avocado spread in advance to give the flavors a chance to develop. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, before using.
Creating the perfect BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread is easier than one might think. Start with top notch ingredients like a good quality sourdough bread, top-shelf bacon and ripe, creamy avocadoes. Toast the bread to golden perfection and top it with fresh lettuce, tomato slices and two strips of crispy bacon. For a special treat, top the sandwich with a generous dollop of our homemade Creamy Avocado Spread for an extra pop of flavor. Not only is this scrumptious recipe great for lunch or brunch, but it's also terrific for packing up as a delicious "manwich" for excursions. Even pickier kids won't be able to resist the tasty combination in this top-rated BLTA recipe!
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