BBLTA – Bacon, Blue Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

I made these sandwiches for lunch today and my son and I LOVED them. I have always loved BLT sandwiches and can’t believe I’ve never added blue cheese to them before now. I used avocado instead of mayonnaise, a flavorful low fat blue cheese, really lean bacon, and a sandwich thin to keep this sandwich a bit healthier. I loved the crunchy bacon with the soft tomatoes and the crisp lettuce with the creamy cheese and avocado. This sandwich is quick and very easy to make and is filled with wonderful flavors and textures.

BBLTA – Bacon, Blue Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado Sandwich:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 2 slices of lean bacon (or turkey bacon)
  • Tomato slices
  • 1 tbsp of low fat blue cheese (more if you want)
  • Avocado slices
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Sandwich Thin
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Place on a paper towel. Toast your sandwich thin. Spread a few avocado slices onto each side of the sandwich thin and spread until evenly coated. Layer the sandwich with the lettuce, bacon, tomato slices, blue cheese crumbles then season with freshly cracked black pepper, and top with the other sandwich thin. Enjoy.


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38 Responses to “BBLTA – Bacon, Blue Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich”

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    Marjie — April 21, 2010 @ 3:23 am

    Blue cheese is a great variation! Your sandwich looks so pretty with the berries on the plate, too.

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    Debbi Smith — April 21, 2010 @ 3:41 am

    Awesome looking sandwich! Not a blue cheese fan myself but I can see where that would be an interesting variation. LOVE the avocado though!

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    Jenn — April 21, 2010 @ 3:44 am

    This is my kind of sandwich. Nom nom nom nom!!!! Double the avocado on mine. :)

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — April 21, 2010 @ 5:30 am

    I would be thrilled to eat this sandwich! I love avocado, bacon and blue cheese together!

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    Sushma Mallya — April 21, 2010 @ 6:02 am

    Beautiful sandwich pam..

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    Cherine — April 21, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    mmm this sandwich looks awesome!!

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    Sophie — April 21, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    A fantastic sandwich, my dear!

    I so love avocado in a normal BLT & to add blue cheese,…waw,..for the tastebuds!

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    Ana Powell — April 21, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Lovely and much more healthier version of BLT.
    Delicious x

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — April 21, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    This has all my favourite flavours in it so it is a must. Diane

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    Carmen Rosa — April 21, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    I love this type of sandwich.
    Please, Can you make one for me???

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    Sandi — April 21, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    that looks really good Pam!! oh and btw, I wasn't flying to Vietnam last night….I just said that as I was making Vietnamese chicken wings….LOL!!!

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    ♥peachkins♥ — April 21, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    This is one super sandwich,Pam!

    blowing peachkisses
    The Peach Kitchen
    peach and things

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    ~~louise~~ — April 21, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    GREAT twist on the BLT, Pam. It really looks scrumptious! I'm sure there isn't a crumb left…

    Thanks for sharing…

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    FoodTherapy4Me — April 21, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    Yum! We did something similar recently too…just used dolce gorgonzola rather than blue cheese. Love the bread choice as well…you can never go wrong with bacon :o )

    http://foodtherapy4me.blogspot.com/2010/04/end-to-winter-hockey-night.html

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — April 21, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    I also love blue cheese, and also can't believe I haven't thought of this either! You have to admit though, BBLTA doesn't exactly roll off the tongue like BLT.. ;)

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    Mandy — April 21, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

    Yum! I love using avacado in place of mayo on just about everything.

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    Gloria — April 21, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    Pam I love avocado sandwich, this look awesome, gloria

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    StephenC — April 21, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    Beautiful sandwich. Where do you find that bread?

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    5 Star Foodie — April 21, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    An excellent sandwich! I love the blue cheese here!

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    Toni — April 21, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Huh. Never would have thought to add blue cheese. Well done!

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    Sarah — April 21, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

    OMG this is seriously the holy grail of sandwiches! I can't wait to try it this weekend. :)

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    Chandani — April 21, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

    Yummy healthy and tasty together.

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    Bob — April 21, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    I'm not normally a blue cheese fan, but I bet in this application I'd enjoy it. Looks awesome!

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    Maria — April 21, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    I am in love with sandwich thins. Best invention ever..ha!

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    Joanne — April 21, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    What an awesome modification of a classic! I love what you've done with it!

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    Cathy — April 21, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

    Delicious! This almost sounds like a cobb salad on a bun. Good sandwiches are a weakness of mine.

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    Bethie — April 21, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    Beautiful!

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    Grumpy and HoneyB — April 21, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

    I am positive that I would love this too! Yum! I really love those sandwich thins also.

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    Farmgirl Cyn — April 21, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    Now, THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! Perfect sandwich for those warm summer evenings! (comin' soon to a city near you!)

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    Jen_from_NJ — April 21, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

    Now that is a perfect sandwich! I can't get enough of avocados lately!

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    grace — April 21, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

    it doesn't roll off the tongue quite as well as blt, but i have no doubt that it tastes better!

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    The Blonde Duck — April 21, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

    My nose started twitching at the mention of bacon.

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    Melissa — April 22, 2010 @ 12:55 am

    Aren't BLT's the best!?! Wow….with blue cheese?? That's one I have to try. And don't you just love those sandwich thins? The bagel thins are pretty good…especially the "Everything" variety.

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    Holly. — April 22, 2010 @ 1:33 am

    Look divine!!

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    Chris — April 22, 2010 @ 1:45 am

    Look, I know everyone says "that made my mouth water" over your pictures, but I am totally serious. I am not taking literary license. MY MOUTH WATERED thinking about this sandwich. Blue cheese? FREAKING GENIUS!

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    The Bush League Cook — April 22, 2010 @ 1:58 am

    This looks delicious!

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    Sook — April 22, 2010 @ 3:12 am

    Sandwich thins are my new favorite! :)

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    Mary (Mary's Monday Musicology) — April 22, 2010 @ 5:08 am

    Blue cheese, bacon and avocado. My three favorite foods all together?!! Oh I'm over joyed! Question. Where do you find low fat blue cheese? I haven't been able to locate it. Thanks!

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