This classic BLT with creamy avocado spread is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. The classic BLT is a sandwich that everyone loves, but it can be even better with the addition of creamy avocado spread.
The avocado spread adds a creamy and delicious element to the sandwich that takes it to the next level.
So, if you’re looking for a delicious and healthy sandwich, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Classic BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread
Is there a sandwich more famous and perfect than the classic BLT? NO!
These simple BLT sandwiches are quick and delicious. Such a solid sandwich is perfect for lunch and dinner and as a hearty snack.
What is a BLT?
One of America’s most famous and popular sandwiches, the BLT Sandwich owes its name to three ingredients: Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato.
Until 1900, these sandwiches existed in the form of small tea sandwiches, which were later expanded to the classic sandwich.
In America, it gained popularity after the emergence of supermarkets, which provided year-round access to its ingredients. Now, this sandwich is popular globally.
Here are some tips for Your Classic BLT with a Twist
- Prepare the Creamy Avocado Spread in advance and refrigerate so that the aromas of spices and all herbs mix well.
- Make the sandwiches just before serving to prevent the bread from getting soggy.
- You can use different types of bread, sauces, lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon to bring your average BLT to the next level.
- Thick cut crispy bacon is perfect for this recipe.
Best tomato choice(s) for these BLT sandwiches
Use large tomatoes, as ripe and fleshy as possible. For this sandwich, the quality of the tomatoes matters, and, of course, they are tastiest in summer.
Select meaty and thicker tomatoes like heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes. Ripened tomatoes are softer and filled with more water making them less ideal for BLT.
We use medium heirloom tomatoes because they are firmer and flavorful.
How to choose your lettuce for these BLTs
Most importantly, your lettuce should be fresh. Inspect it carefully for damage. Leaves should not be wilted. The stems should be free of mucus.
My favorite is a toss-up between romaine and iceberg. But romaine is my number one choice.
How to choose bread for your classic BLT?
Sourdough bread is perfect for a soft and mild BLT sandwich.
But if you like some sweetness and something heartier, try ciabatta or brioche bread.
If you choose a softer bread, you should brown the outside in a pan on the stove. This will help the bread hold up to the fillings.
Also, you may find this delicious Blueberry Maple Lemonade will hit the spot with your BLT.
Bacon substitutes if bacon isn’t your thing. (I won’t hold that against you.)
If you don’t have bacon, you can use pancetta, Canadian bacon, sliced ham, or turkey bacon. Each ingredient has its own delicious flavor!
Can I make this Classic BLT with creamy Avocado spread ahead of time?
A classic BLT sandwich is a great option for lunch. But, they can get soggy after an hour or so. To keep the BLT sandwiches from getting soggy, store the tomatoes and avocado spread separately, and add them just before serving.
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Did you make this BLT with a creamy Avocado Spread recipe? If yes, then share your experience in the comment box.
Avocado Spread Ingredients
- 1 large ripe avocado cut into small chunks
- ½ cup full fat Greek yogurt
- 1 large garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 ½ tbsp fresh lime juice (approximately ½ lime)
- 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
- sea salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
Basic Sandwich Ingredients
- 6 slices bacon
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 8 leaves of lettuce
- 2 medium heirloom tomatoes
- sea salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 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.
1. Line a microwave-safe plate with paper towels and place the bacon strips on it.
2. Cover the bacon with more paper towels and place in the microwave for 3-4 minutes on high, or until bacon is cooked through, but not too crispy. (Cook time will vary, so check after 2 minutes and adjust remaining time as needed).
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Allow 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.
6. Cut in half and serve immediately with your favorite side dish or potato chips. Enjoy!
If possible, prepare the avocado spread in advance to give the flavors a chance to develop. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, before using.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 878Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1977mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 13gSugar: 13gProtein: 35g