Breadless BLT with Buttermilk Dressing


by Aug 9th, 2010 // Appetizers, Dinner, Recipes

Breadless BLT with Buttermilk Dressing

So many of you loved our Bite Sized Greek Salad post that we decided to make another fun little hand held salad! The idea really started with the Grilled Maple Turkey Bacon, followed by a quick survey of ingredients already in the fridge and the Breadless BLT recipe was born. My kid was beyond fascinated by the lettuce cup and jumped at the chance to use the avocado slicer.

Yes, I do know that BLT purists would shun the avocado, but I live in California! We add avocado to everything. No, my kid did not eat the tomatoes. But, he couldn’t get enough of the avocados and bacon together. This turned out to be such a fun, easy starter that I’m definitely putting it on the menu for my next party. (By the way, we used veggie bacon on my husband’s portion.) Now for the recipe…

Breadless BLT Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 20 mins

2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)
2 avocados (cubed
6 slices turkey bacon
maple syrup
1/3 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons real mayo
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 iceberg lettuce leaves
salt & fresh cracked pepper

Start by preparing the Grilled Maple Turkey Bacon. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine avocado and tomatoes. Set aside.  In small jar combine buttermilk, mayo, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Shake to combine. When the bacon is done, chop or tear it into bite size pieces and toss with the avocado and tomatoes. Divide the avocado tomato and bacon mixture evenly into the lettuce leaves. Shake the buttermilk dressing again and use a small spoon to drizzle on top. Serves 4.

Breadless BLT with Buttermilk Dressing

Breadless BLT

11 Comments on “Breadless BLT with Buttermilk Dressing”

  1. 1.) Nicole
    August 10th, 2010

    Looks delicious! I think I'll substitute the tomatoes for red pepper. I may be the only one out there who eats BLPs but they are great.

  2. 2.) Sylvia
    August 10th, 2010

    Yum!! Sounds good (especially with the avocado).

  3. 3.) evaleigh
    August 11th, 2010

    always looking for new yummy recipes sans carbs!! This looks delicious, i looove avocados. Nicole's suggestion for red pepper is great as well!

  4. 4.) Misti
    August 11th, 2010

    So fun… Can't wait to try these!

  5. 5.) Mikaela Poravova
    August 11th, 2010

    That's pretty much my dream salad right now and a nice way to get my little one eating tomatoes.

  6. 6.) Chris
    August 22nd, 2010

    We made it, love it and will have again and again. One question, where should the maple syrup come in?

  7. 7.) CookingWithMyKid
    August 22nd, 2010

    Hi Chris, glad you liked it! Here's where the maple syrup comes in:

  8. 8.) lemonwoodclock
    September 8th, 2010

    I just found your blog today and I couldn't be more thrilled! I'm on the look out for healthy foods for my family (my son, Dexter is 16 mo old) and you have such great kid-friendly ideas. I can't wait til Dex is old enough to enjoy cooking with me! Thanks for the inspiration, and I can't wait to try your yummy-looking recipes. I have 6 lined up for this week :)

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