Avocado BLT Recipe

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu

Avocado BLT takes an ordinary BLT and makes it really special. Avocados and a garlicky mayo add extra flavor and richness.

Avocado BLT Photo

I have had some of the best BLT sandwiches in my life while on vacation. It's funny how many restaurants have their own take on this simple sandwich. Both of my most memorable BLTs have been in the south, and both have held fried green tomatoes.

I make a pretty tasty fried green tomato myself, but it’s a lot of work, causes a lot of grease to splatter and smells up the kitchen. It has to be a pretty special occasion for me to make them.

What do I do when I’m short on time but craving a really good BLT? I replace the green tomato with an avocado and call it a day!

Avocado BLT Picture

Ok, ok, these BLTs boast a few more changes than simply adding avocados. Of course the bacon is the same, it wouldn't really be a BLT without the bacon! I used spicy arugula for the lettuce, a garlicky mayo and oil infused sun dried tomatoes. Not your typical BLT, but as I said, I was craving A REALLY GOOD BLT!

The salty bacon and the mildly creamy avocado melt together for an unbelievable taste. The garlicky mayo and the sun dried tomatoes are a natural pair.

I use rye bread for a flavorful twist. Rye bread is pretty substantial, so I didn't even bother to toast it, but you're welcome to.

Avocado BLT Image

I promise you, this avocado BLT will most certainly change the way you think about BLTs! While I still love my fried green tomato version, this avocado version is tough to beat. And it looks like I'm not the only one to love this combo. Make sure you check out Christina's BLT wrap with avocado.

This isn't just a summery combination either. Once the weather cools down, this is the sort of sandwich that goes perfectly with homemade tomato soup.

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Avocado BLT Recipe

  4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 pound Thick Sliced Bacon, Cooked
  • 1 cup Arugula
  • 2 Avocados, Sliced
  • 8 slices Rye Bread
  • 1/4 cup Sundried Tomatoes, Chopped


  1. Spread a half tablespoon on each of the eight bread slices.
  2. In a small bowl, mix garlic, pepper and mayonnaise until well combined.
  3. Top with arugula, bacon, avocado and chopped sundried tomatoes.


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Author: Tanya Schroeder
Recipe Yields: 4 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 sandwich
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 211
Calories 453

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 710mg
Total Carbohydrate 47g
  Dietary Fiber 9g
  Sugars 6g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Tanya Schroeder

About Tanya

Tanya covers every kind of meal on Lemons for Lulu. As our Sandwiches fanatic, she's going to wow you with Sandwich greatness, proving there's more to it than just bread, cheese, and meat.

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