BLT Stacked Salad with Avocado Mayo

 

“A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” Laurie Colwin

Are juicy garden tomatoes making their long anticipated appearance where you live?  Then happy days are here again!  This stacked BLT napoleon is a fun take on the beloved sandwich with the tomato taking the starring role.  Fancy enough for a dinner party appetizer or an everyday lunch, it has everything you love in a BLT, in a fun presentation.  Minus the bread, it is a low carb winner.  So good,  I promise you won’t miss the bread.

BLT Stacked Salad with Avocado Mayo

  • 1 ripe beefsteak type tomato
  • 3 slices of crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of classic guacamole
  • salt and pepper
  • About 3/4 cup of shredded lettuce( I used garden grown romaine which had soft leaves like Bibb lettuce;  you want a pliable lettuce so your stack doesn’t tumble apart!)
  • fresh basil leaves, for serving
  • Balsamic vinegar, for serving
  1. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of the tomato so it will sit flat in a serving plate and discard.  Slice the tomato horizontally in 5 thick slices and keep the slices in the order in which you sliced them since you will be reconstructing the tomato.
  2. Mix the mayo with the guacamole in a small bowl.
  3. Assembly:  Place the bottom slice of tomato in the center of a plate.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add a dollop of the mayo-avocado mixture in the center of the tomato.  Sprinkle with a quarter of the bacon and top with a quarter of the lettuce.  Add the next slice of tomato and repeat 3 more times. Top with the final top slice of the tomato.  Conceal the tomato stem with a sprig of basil.  Spinkle the plate with a few basil leaves, a few drops of balsamic vinegar and a few bacon sprinkles.  Serve with a sharp knife and fork.

15 thoughts on “BLT Stacked Salad with Avocado Mayo

  1. I’m a BLT lover AND trying to lose some weight, so this appeals to me in many ways! I’m growing tomatoes this year for the first time. IF any of them actually grow, I’ll make this with a couple of them. I’ve got basil growing like crazy, too! Next year I’ll try lettuce, but I’m NOT going to raise pigs for bacon! 🥓 😆

    • I would be worried if you raised pigs too! LOL. This is a skinny alternative to the real deal with all the great taste! I hope you like it Alycia. BTW you look fabulous in your tv segments in my opinion😍

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