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A blt with avocado.

Family-Style BLT with Avocado

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  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Sandwich


Summer time means amazing juicy tomatoes and the desire to be outdoors. This Family-Style BLT with Avocado is perfect for a picnic lunch or an easy dinner.


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  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 8 large (about 3 ounces) leaves of romaine lettuce, cleaned and dried
  • 3 large (about 24 ounces) ripe tomatoes, washed, cored and sliced thin
  • 1 (16 ounce) loaf of ciabatta bread (see notes for other options)


  1. Add the mayo, avocado, basil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper to a mini food processor or blender. Blend until mostly combined, it’s shouldn’t be completely smooth.
  2. Slice open the ciabatta or similar bread horizontally.
  3. Spread the avocado mayo equally on each half of the bread.
  4. On the bottom half of the bread, layer the tomatoes. Sprinkle with a big pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Add the cooked bacon.
  6. Then the lettuce leaves.
  7. Top the sandwich and cut into 4 equal pieces.
  8. Serve immediately.


This recipe works well with a soft wide loaf of bread. Some favorites I've used are Ciabatta, Sperlonga and Italian loaves.