BLT is one of the most classic flavor combos around, but the past 4 or 5 times I’ve made or had it, avocado has joined the party.
I think it’s time to officially make avocado a permanent member of the iconic combo. Is everyone okay with calling it a “BLAT”? Or would you rather “BALT”?
Either way, this Bacon Lettuce Avocado Tomato Salad really showcases just how good this combo really is.
The key to this salad is replacing the crisp toast that the sandwich normally has with a crunchy breading for the avocado slices. Watch out while you are frying your avocados slices though, you might end up eating them all before getting a chance to put them onto your salad!
Set up your breading station so you are ready when the oil is hot.
Make sure to buy nice avocados that are on the firm side of ripe to help you get perfect slices.
Flour, followed by egg.
Then, into the breadcrumbs before frying.
After you fry the avocado, the salad comes together easily.
As good as this salad was, I ended up taking the leftovers and making some incredible summer rolls. Just dip your rice paper into water for about 5 seconds and roll your ingredients up inside!
These are possibly better than the salad. This would be a really fun appetizer at your next dinner party!
More BLT GoodnessDan Whalen loves a salad you can eat with your hand. He has been blogging for over 4 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!