BLT avocado wraps make THE best appetizer for summer (and spring) parties! Some say it's the crispy bacon, which is worth the effort it takes to cook.
These lettuce wraps are a deliciously light appetizer, perfect for the warmer months and all your fun get-togethers. Sometimes I use halved cherry tomatoes or Roma tomatoes but today I've cut up some ripened-on-the-vine tomatoes for you.
I served these at my most recent get together and I watched one of my guests, a very shy friend of a friend, delicately grab one as if she were afraid to help herself to the table filled with savory finger foods.
I'm always afraid I'll scare people away if I show them my "full self", so I was careful to quietly start a conversation. She was eyeballing the herbs on my back porch so I pointed towards my pot of dead mint and asked if she had any advice for me. Her face brightened as we started talking about gardening and I'm pretty sure she and I ate half the tray of BLT avocado wraps while we talked.
As she was leaving later that night she thanked me for having her over and asked if she could have the recipe for the lettuce wraps. And we've been friends ever since.
These are so easy to make I almost hesitate to call this a recipe. Adding just a couple ingredients to the chopped tomatoes makes all the difference in these wraps. They're easy enough to make for a big crowd, but they're also delicious as dinner.
Maybe next to a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup for a light summer supper. I can just imagine sitting around the patio set, a light breeze, and a tray of these in front of me. Now that's the way to celebrate summer right! Grab a drink, maybe even a sweet mango green tea - and enjoy the day.
Want to try them for yourself? Get that bacon cookin'!