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Classic BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread with a Twist

Is there a sandwich more famous and perfect than the classic BLT? Obviously NO!  Crispy salty bacon, juicy and ripe tomatoes, crispy, refreshing salad, complemented by Creamy Avocado Spread and enclosed in two slices of perfectly toasted bread.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado spread, BLT, BLT avocado, BLT sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Before and After Lunch


Avocado Spread Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe avocado cut into small chunks
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt full-fat
  • 1 large garlic clove finely minced
  • tbsp fresh lime juice (approximately ½ lime)
  • tsp ground cumin
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Basic Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted, melted
  • 8 leaves Boston Bibb lettuce
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes (preferably red and yellow)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste


Avocado Spread Instructions:

  • 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.

BLT Sandwich:

  • 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 bacon is cooked through, but not too crispy. (Cook time will vary, so check after 2 minutes and adjust 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 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!


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.