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This easy BLT Avocado Salad combines two keto staples: avocados and bacon. In this post, I share how to make a BLT Avocado salad and give you a keto-friendly recipe for making homemade ranch dressing. This dish is perfect for a low carb lunch or a quick meal.
Why share this Keto BLT Salad Recipe?
If I were asked to make a list of essential food for keto then bacon and avocados would be near the top of my list. Bacon is simply delicious and makes everything taste better. Avocados are filled with healthy fats.
Since BLTs are one of my favorite lunch sandwiches, I decided to make a BLT with Avocado in salad form! This salad is pretty awesome! It has nearly all of the flavors of your traditional BLT, plus the extra creaminess of the avocado.
What dressing do you use for BLT Avocado salad?
In this recipe, I’m using a homemade ranch dressing. As you know, I am a fan of homemade dressing. In fact, I share two other recipes for dressing on this site: Creamy Caesar Dressing and the Blue Cheese Dressing that I used in Air Fryer Buffalo Wings.
Homemade dressings are easy to make and usually just require you to dump in all of the ingredients and blend. The ranch dressing used in this salad is also super easy and quick to make.
If you don’t prefer to have ranch dressing, then no worries, you can also have this salad with any one of these Keto Salad Dressings.
What greens do you use for this salad?
I’m using spring mix because that’s what I had on hand. However, this salad would also taste great with romaine lettuce.
What bacon should you use for this BLT salad?
One of the most important parts of any BLT, including this salad, is the bacon.
If you’re following Whole30 and want to have this salad, then I recommend you try Naked Bacon. Another option is to pick up a no sugar added bacon from a place like Whole Foods or Trader Joes.
How do you cook the bacon?
One of the easiest hacks for cooking bacon is to use a cooling rack lined baking sheet. If you’re sick of bacon popping on you, a greasy mess on your stovetop, then cook your bacon in the oven.
I used this cooling rack and it fit perfectly in my baking sheet. All I do is preheat my oven to 425 degrees, put the slices of bacon of the rack, and pop them in the oven for 15 minutes.
If you still have questions, check out this complete guide on baking bacon. Another, even easier method, is to make bacon in the air fryer.
What if I don’t eat pork or bacon?
If you don’t eat pork, then you should use turkey bacon in this recipe.
Another option is to omit bacon completely and have this salad with beef, chicken or shrimp. I’d recommend having this salad with Beef Top Sirloin, 4-Spice Chicken Breast, Whole30 Shrimp, or my Crispy Buffalo Shrimp.
Can I turn this BLT Avocado salad into a keto-friendly and low carb sandwich?
Yes! Since starting keto, I’ve found that there are many options for low carb bread.
One of my personal favorites are the loaves from Sola. I used these in my Low Carb Stuffed French Toast and it tasted just like the real thing minus the carbs!
Want other keto-friendly salad ideas?
Salads are a great way to pack a lot of nutrition for keto in one meal! If you’re like me and sometimes do OMAD (one meal a day), then a salad is exactly what you need.
If you’d like some other salad recipes, then you should check out:
BLT Avocado Salad
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- 5 oz Spring Mix
- 6 slices Sugar-free Bacon, cooked
- 2 tbsp Red Onion, diced
- 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 tbsp blue cheese crumbles, optional
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp Sour Cream
- 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1.5 tsp Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
- Add the baking to a cooling rack lined baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes
- While the bacon is cooking, mix all of the ingredients for the ranch dressing
- Allow the bacon to cool for at least 5 minutes and assemble the salad
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!