BLT Salad with Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette

This BLT salad is a twist on the classic sandwich, made into a super filling and delicious meal! Bacon, kale, spring mix, and tomatoes make up the BLT, add some cheese and dressing to make it complete. This recipe is seriously one of my favorite salads because it is filling, yummy, and it has bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right?!?

You will need to cook the bacon in this recipe, so if you want to use up that bacon grease check out this recipe for scallops and bacon cream sauce. Such a great way to use up the grease instead of just tossing it. You can even just make the bacon cream sauce which I enjoy eating over pasta!

I like to make a homemade avocado vinaigrette to pair with this salad, but any other dressing could work as well! Depending on the size of your avocado, you may end up with some extra dressing. This dressing is delicious and light in flavor though, so it works on so many salads. You will only need half a cup for the recipe, so refrigerate any extra in an air tight container!

Homemade avocado vinaigrette drizzled over kale, spring mix, bacon, tomato, and mozzarella, make for a delicious and nutritious BLT salad! Homemade avocado vinaigrette drizzled over kale, spring mix, bacon, tomato, and mozzarella, make for a delicious and nutritious BLT salad! Homemade avocado vinaigrette drizzled over kale, spring mix, bacon, tomato, and mozzarella, make for a delicious and nutritious BLT salad! Homemade avocado vinaigrette drizzled over kale, spring mix, bacon, tomato, and mozzarella, make for a delicious and nutritious BLT salad!

 

Recipe

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BLT Salad with Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Homemade avocado vinaigrette drizzled over kale, spring mix, bacon, tomato, and mozzarella, make for a delicious and nutritious BLT salad! 

Course: Main Course
Ingredients
Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
BLT Salad
  • 8 strips bacon (cooked)
  • 3 cups kale (chopped)
  • 3 cups spring mix and spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon until it reaches desired crispiness. Let cool, break into small pieces, and set aside.

  2. Add all dressing ingredients into food processor and pulse until evenly blended. Dressing will be quite thick, but if too thick, add more apple juice or some water until desired consistency is reached.

  3. Place kale in a large salad bowl and squeeze with hands to tenderize the leaves. Add the spring mix and spinach and tenderize again.

  4. Add bacon, tomatoes, mozzarella, and about ½ cup dressing. If there is extra dressing, refrigerate in an air tight container.

  5. Mix, serve, and enjoy!

 

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Homemade avocado vinaigrette drizzled over kale, spring mix, bacon, tomato, and mozzarella, make for a delicious and nutritious BLT salad!

Homemade avocado vinaigrette drizzled over kale, spring mix, bacon, tomato, and mozzarella, make for a delicious and nutritious BLT salad!

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11 Comments

  1. February 12, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Omg YUM!! This looks so good, I am going to have to try it out!

  2. February 14, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Oh wow! This looks delicious and I’ve never made avocado dressing before. Pinning this for later 🙂

    • February 14, 2017 / 10:47 am

      The dressing is my favorite part! I use it for other salads too 🙂

  3. February 14, 2017 / 11:16 am

    This looks SO yummy!!! Definitely pinning this! Thanks for sharing!

  4. February 14, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Totally trying this!!! I love all things avacado! I’m drooling over the pics lol

  5. February 14, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Wow, this looks delicious! I’ll definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  6. February 14, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Wow, looks and feels so fresh and yum. Love the dressing and the greens!

  7. February 15, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Ok this looks incredible! It’s such a great idea, and the photos are mouth-watering. Now I’m hungry 🙂 Off to the kitchen!

  8. February 15, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    This looks AMAZING! I have been looking for a good avocadao-based dressing recipe – cannot wait to try this! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. February 19, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    I never thought a salad could look so good and make me so hungry. I will have to try this out.

  10. February 25, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    This is a delicious salad recipe, Alex! Healthy and nutrient-dense!