Enjoy this Turkey Avocado BLT Salad for a healthier take on a classic flavor combo.
Doesn’t everyone love a BLT? My grandmother used to bring her famous bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches over to her cardiologist’s office as the doctor and staff gleefully awaited their arrival each time she visited. The irony just makes me smile. Though extremely tasty, this classic comfort food is definitely lacking in the nutrition department. Enter my Turkey Avocado and BLT Salad. Pump up the classic flavors with more veggies, uncured turkey bacon and creamy avocado instead of mayo. The result is a protein packed, satisfying lunch or dinner that’s low in calories yet big on flavor. AND, since April is BLT month (who comes up with these things?), it’s a perfect time to whip up this deliciousness.
For only 280 calories you’ll enjoy a hearty meal with 31 grams of protein, a good source of iron, and an excellent source of fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Your heart will thank you for swapping out mayo for avocado and the (much) lower fat turkey bacon. I’m not so sure what Grandma would say, but I’ve found a new favorite salad.Enjoy this Turkey Avocado BLT Salad for a healthier take on a classic flavor combo http://wp.me/p4LsrV-vm Click To Tweet
- 2 slices uncured turkey bacon (the brand I used contains 35 calories per slice)
- 3 slices (3 ounces) reduced sodium turkey breast, rolled up and sliced
- ½ cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 cups salad greens
- 1/4 avocado, diced
- 1-2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt balsamic vinaigrette**
- 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
- 3/4 teaspoon honey or sorghum syrup
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook turkey bacon in microwave between paper towels according to package directions.
- Roll up turkey slices into a tube shape and cut in even pieces so they look like spirals when turned on their side.
- Fill a bowl with chopped salad greens. Add turkey, tomatoes, crumbled turkey bacon, and diced avocado.
- Drizzle with 1-2 Tablespoons of dressing and save the remainder of the recipe for another salad. (Nutrition Facts include 1 Tablespoon of dressing)