BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread

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Because‌ ‌there‌ ‌are‌ ‌so‌ ‌many‌ ‌alternatives‌ ‌in‌ ‌terms‌ ‌of‌ ‌bread,‌ ‌cheese,‌ ‌meat,‌ ‌vegetables,‌ ‌and‌ ‌sauces,‌ ‌most‌ ‌sandwich‌ “recipes”‌ ‌are‌ ‌really‌ ‌just‌ ‌templates.‌ ‌

Any‌ ‌purist‌ ‌will‌ ‌tell‌ ‌you‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌only‌ ‌one‌ ‌”real”‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌and‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌the‌ ‌much-loved‌ ‌bacon,‌ ‌lettuce,‌ ‌and‌ ‌tomato‌ ‌(BLT)‌ ‌sandwich:‌ ‌super‌ ‌soft‌ ‌white‌ ‌bread,‌ ‌iceberg‌ ‌lettuce,‌ ‌mayonnaise‌ ‌(and‌ ‌loads‌ ‌of‌ ‌it),‌ ‌plus‌ ‌the‌ ‌essential‌ ‌trifecta‌ ‌of‌ sandwich-y‌ ‌goodness‌ ‌for‌ ‌which‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌named.‌ ‌

Delicious?‌ ‌Yes.‌ ‌

Isn’t‌ ‌it‌ ‌a‌ ‌little‌ ‌dull?‌ ‌Without‌ ‌a‌ ‌doubt.‌ ‌

This‌ ‌”recipe”‌ ‌takes‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌changes‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌tried-and-true‌ ‌classic‌ ‌to‌ ‌spice‌ ‌things‌ ‌up‌ ‌a‌ ‌little.‌ ‌Plain‌ ‌mayonnaise‌ ‌is‌ ‌replaced‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌rich‌ ‌and‌ ‌creamy‌ ‌avocado‌ ‌spread,‌ ‌and‌ ‌super‌ ‌soft‌ ‌white‌ ‌bread‌ ‌is‌ ‌substituted‌ ‌with‌ ‌wonderful‌ ‌sourdough.‌

What‌ ‌goes‌ ‌good‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌BLT?‌

This‌ ‌delicious‌ ‌trio‌ ‌allows‌ ‌for‌ ‌great‌ ‌add-ons‌ ‌and‌ ‌variants‌ ‌as‌ ‌long‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌access‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌BLT‌ ‌essentials.‌ ‌Here‌ ‌are‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌add-ons:‌ ‌


●Fried‌ ‌Egg‌ ‌
●Sprouts‌ ‌
●Avocado‌ ‌
●Chipotle‌ ‌Mayo‌ ‌
●Hot‌ ‌Peppers‌ ‌
●Fig‌ ‌Jam

Is‌ ‌a‌ ‌BLT‌ ‌served‌ ‌hot‌ ‌or‌ ‌cold?‌ ‌

It‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌served‌ ‌either‌ ‌way,‌ ‌and‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌point‌ ‌of‌ ‌contention‌ ‌among‌ ‌many‌ ‌individuals.‌ ‌With‌ ‌the‌ ‌cool‌ ‌crisp‌ ‌lettuce‌ ‌and‌ ‌tomato‌ ‌inside,‌ ‌a‌ ‌warm‌ ‌toasted‌ ‌sandwich‌ ‌tastes‌ ‌amazing,‌ ‌but‌ ‌eating‌ ‌the‌ ‌sandwich‌ ‌cold‌ ‌feels‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌good‌ ‌and‌ ‌saves‌ ‌you‌ ‌a‌ ‌little‌ ‌more‌ ‌time‌ ‌and‌ ‌energy‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌kitchen.‌

Why‌ ‌are‌ ‌BLTS‌ ‌so‌ ‌popular?‌ ‌

After‌ ‌World‌ ‌War‌ ‌ll,‌ ‌the‌ ‌BLT‌ ‌became‌ ‌popular‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌rapid‌ ‌expansion‌ ‌of‌ ‌supermarkets,‌ ‌which‌ ‌allowed‌ ‌for‌ ‌year-round‌ ‌availability‌ ‌of‌ ‌ingredients.‌ ‌

What‌ ‌are‌ ‌the‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌BLT‌ ‌with‌ ‌Creamy‌ ‌Avocado‌ ‌
Spread?‌ ‌

This‌ ‌recipe‌ ‌has‌ ‌a‌ ‌prep‌ ‌time‌ ‌of‌ ‌15‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌and‌ ‌cook‌ ‌time‌ ‌of‌ ‌10‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌which‌ ‌yields‌ ‌2‌ ‌sandwiches.‌ ‌If‌ ‌possible,‌ ‌make‌ ‌the‌ ‌avocado‌ ‌spread‌ ‌ahead‌ ‌of‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌allow‌ ‌the‌ ‌flavors‌ ‌to‌ ‌meld.‌ ‌Before‌ ‌using,‌ ‌taste‌ ‌and‌ ‌adjust‌ ‌seasonings‌ ‌as‌ ‌needed.‌

For‌ ‌the‌ ‌Avocado‌ ‌Spread,‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌need:‌ ‌

  • Ripe‌ ‌avocado‌ ‌-‌ ‌When‌ ‌selecting‌ ‌avocados‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌store,‌ ‌look‌ ‌for‌ ‌one‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌soft‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌touch‌ ‌when‌ ‌pressed‌ ‌but‌ ‌does‌ not‌ ‌have‌ ‌any‌ ‌bruises‌ ‌or‌ ‌indentations.‌ ‌
  • Full-fat‌ ‌Greek‌ ‌yogurt‌ ‌-‌ ‌This‌ ‌adds‌ ‌a‌ ‌creamy‌ ‌texture‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌spread.‌ ‌
  • Garlic‌ ‌-‌ ‌For‌ ‌a‌ ‌unique‌ ‌and‌ ‌pungent‌ ‌flavor.‌ ‌
  • Fresh‌ ‌lime‌ ‌juice‌ ‌-‌ ‌To‌ ‌enhance‌ ‌the‌ ‌flavor‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌spread.‌ ‌
  • Ground‌ ‌cumin‌ ‌-‌ ‌Rich‌ ‌and‌ ‌hearty,‌ ‌earthy‌ ‌and‌ ‌warm,‌ ‌with‌ ‌an‌ ‌edge‌ ‌of‌ ‌citrus,‌ ‌Cumin‌ ‌adds‌ ‌instant‌ ‌depth‌ ‌to‌ ‌any‌ ‌dish.‌ ‌
  • Sea‌ ‌salt‌ ‌and‌ ‌black‌ ‌pepper‌ ‌-‌ ‌Seasonings‌ ‌that‌ ‌most‌ ‌recipes‌ ‌call‌ ‌for.‌ ‌

For‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sandwich,‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌need:‌ ‌

  • Bacon‌ ‌-‌ ‌The‌ ‌main‌ ‌ingredient‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌sandwich.‌ ‌
  • Sourdough‌ ‌bread‌ ‌-‌ ‌The‌ ‌standard‌ ‌BLT‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌elevated‌ ‌to‌ ‌new‌ ‌heights‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌addition‌ ‌of‌ ‌sourdough‌ ‌bread.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌great‌ ‌if‌ you‌ ‌can‌ ‌find‌ ‌a‌ ‌rustic‌ ‌sourdough.‌ ‌
  • Unsalted‌ ‌butter‌ ‌-‌ ‌Gives‌ ‌you‌ ‌complete‌ ‌control‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌overall‌ ‌flavor‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌recipe.‌ ‌
  • Boston‌ ‌Bibb‌ ‌lettuce‌ ‌-‌ ‌Tender‌ ‌and‌ ‌crisp‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌sweet,‌ ‌nutty,‌ ‌and‌ ‌mildly‌ ‌astringent‌ ‌flavor.‌ ‌ ‌
  • Heirloom‌ ‌tomatoes‌ ‌-‌ ‌Offer‌ ‌an‌ ‌intense‌ ‌flavor‌ ‌that‌ ‌put‌ ‌them‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌class‌ ‌of‌ ‌their‌ ‌own.‌ ‌
  • Sea‌ ‌salt‌ ‌and‌ ‌black‌ ‌pepper‌ ‌-‌ ‌Seasonings‌ ‌that‌ ‌most‌ ‌recipes‌ ‌call‌ ‌for.‌

How‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌BLT‌ ‌with‌ ‌Creamy‌ ‌Avocado‌ ‌Spread?‌ ‌

Now‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌gathered‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌ingredients,‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌this‌ ‌recipe.‌ ‌Follow‌ ‌the‌ ‌instructions‌ ‌below‌.‌ ‌

In‌ ‌a‌ ‌medium‌ ‌bowl,‌ ‌blend‌ ‌the‌ ‌avocado,‌ ‌Greek‌ ‌yogurt,‌ ‌and‌ ‌garlic‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌fork,‌ ‌leaving‌ ‌some‌ ‌small‌ ‌bits‌ ‌of‌ ‌avocado‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌mixture.‌ ‌Season‌ ‌with‌ ‌salt‌ ‌and‌ ‌black‌ ‌pepper‌ ‌to‌ ‌taste‌ ‌after‌ ‌adding‌ ‌the‌ ‌lime‌ ‌juice‌ ‌and‌ ‌cumin.‌ ‌Combine‌ ‌all‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌large‌ ‌mixing‌ ‌bowl‌ ‌and‌ ‌cover‌ ‌tightly‌ ‌then‌ ‌set‌ ‌aside.‌ ‌


Next,‌ ‌place‌ ‌the‌ ‌bacon‌ ‌strips‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌microwave-safe‌ ‌dish‌ ‌lined‌ ‌with‌ ‌paper‌ ‌towels.‌ ‌Cover‌ ‌the‌ ‌bacon‌ ‌with‌ ‌extra‌ ‌paper‌ ‌towels‌ ‌and‌ ‌microwave‌ ‌on‌ ‌high‌ ‌for‌ ‌3-4‌ ‌minutes,‌ ‌or‌ ‌until‌ ‌cooked‌ ‌through‌ ‌but‌ ‌not‌ ‌overly‌ ‌crispy.‌ ‌(Because‌ ‌cooking‌ ‌times‌ ‌vary,‌ ‌check‌ ‌after‌ ‌2‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌and‌ ‌adjust‌ ‌as‌ ‌needed.)‌ ‌


Brush‌ ‌the‌ ‌melted‌ ‌butter‌ ‌on‌ ‌one‌ ‌side‌ ‌of‌ ‌each‌ ‌slice‌ ‌of‌ ‌bread.‌ ‌Place‌ ‌the‌ ‌bread,‌ ‌greased‌ ‌side‌ ‌down,‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌grill‌ ‌pan‌ ‌and‌ ‌cook‌ ‌it‌ ‌over‌ ‌medium‌ ‌heat.‌ ‌With‌ ‌a‌ ‌spatula,‌ ‌apply‌ ‌light‌ ‌pressure‌ ‌to‌ ‌each‌ ‌slice,‌ ‌being‌ ‌careful‌ ‌not‌ ‌to‌ ‌displace‌ ‌the‌ ‌bread.‌ ‌Remove‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌flame‌ ‌once‌ ‌attractive‌ ‌grill‌ ‌marks‌ ‌have‌ ‌developed‌ ‌and‌ ‌put‌ ‌aside.‌ ‌


Finally,‌ ‌allow‌ ‌the‌ ‌bread‌ ‌to‌ ‌cool‌ ‌slightly‌ ‌before‌ ‌spreading‌ ‌avocado‌ ‌spread‌ ‌over‌ ‌two‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌non-grilled‌ ‌slices.‌ ‌Divide‌ ‌the‌ ‌lettuce,‌ ‌tomato,‌ ‌and‌ ‌cooked‌ ‌bacon‌ ‌slices‌ ‌among‌ ‌the‌ ‌two‌ ‌sandwiches,‌ ‌then‌ ‌top‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌remaining‌ ‌grilled‌ ‌bread‌ ‌slices.‌ ‌Serve‌ ‌immediately‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌favorite‌ ‌side‌ ‌dish‌ ‌or‌ ‌potato‌ ‌chips,‌ ‌cut‌ ‌in‌ ‌half.‌ ‌Enjoy!‌ ‌

Now‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌all‌ ‌you‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌know‌ ‌about‌ ‌BLT‌ ‌with‌ ‌creamy‌ ‌avocado‌ ‌spread,‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌print‌ ‌or‌ ‌save‌ ‌the‌ ‌recipe‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌exact‌ ‌measurements.‌ ‌

Not‌ ‌ready‌ ‌to‌ ‌print?‌ ‌No‌ ‌problem!‌ ‌Save‌ ‌this‌ ‌pin‌ ‌in‌ ‌your‌ ‌Pinterest‌ ‌account‌ ‌by‌ ‌clicking‌ ‌the‌ ‌pin‌ ‌button‌ ‌located‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌recipe‌ ‌card.‌ ‌

Yield: 2

BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread

BLT with Creamy Avocado Spread

To‌ ‌liven‌ ‌things‌ ‌up‌ ‌a‌ ‌bit,‌ ‌this‌ ‌“recipe”‌ ‌takes‌ ‌a‌ ‌couple‌ of ‌liberties‌ ‌with‌ ‌this‌ ‌tried-and-true‌ ‌classic.‌ ‌Super‌ ‌soft‌ ‌white‌ ‌bread‌ ‌is‌ ‌swapped‌ ‌out‌ ‌for‌ ‌delicious‌ ‌sourdough,‌ ‌and‌ ‌plain‌ ‌mayonnaise‌ ‌is‌ ‌replaced‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌rich‌ ‌and‌ ‌creamy‌ ‌avocado‌ ‌spread.‌ ‌

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Avocado‌ ‌Spread‌ ‌Ingredients:‌ ‌

  • 1‌ ‌large‌ ‌ripe‌ ‌avocado,‌ ‌cut‌ ‌into‌ ‌small‌ ‌chunks‌ ‌
  • ½‌ ‌c.‌ ‌full-fat‌ ‌Greek‌ ‌yogurt‌ ‌ ‌
  • 1‌ ‌large‌ ‌clove‌ ‌garlic,‌ ‌finely‌ ‌minced‌ ‌
  • 1½‌ ‌T.‌ ‌fresh‌ ‌lime‌ ‌juice‌ ‌(approximately‌ ‌½‌ ‌lime)‌ ‌
  • 1½‌ ‌t.‌ ‌ground‌ ‌cumin‌ ‌ ‌
  • Sea‌ ‌salt‌ ‌and‌ ‌black‌ ‌pepper,‌ ‌to‌ ‌taste.‌ ‌ ‌

Basic‌ ‌Sandwich‌ ‌Ingredients:‌ ‌

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

Instructions

    1. 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.‌
    2. 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).‌
    3. 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 ‌them from‌ ‌heat‌ ‌and‌ ‌set‌ ‌them aside.‌
    4. 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!‌

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1160Total Fat: 63gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1860mgCarbohydrates: 111gFiber: 20gSugar: 17gProtein: 45g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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