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BLT with Peppered Balsamic Mayo

Here’s my twist on the classic BLT. Creamy avocado, balsamic mayo and crisp salad greens make this version legendary in my book. For a lighter take, I often use turkey bacon. —Ami Boyer, San Francisco, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 bacon strips, halved
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices bread, toasted
  • 2 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, pepper and salt. Spread half of the mixture over four toast slices. Layer with bacon, salad greens, tomatoes and avocado. Spread remaining mayonnaise over remaining toast; place over top.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 501 calories, 37g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 870mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Feb 19, 2018

    Such a simple twist on a basic recipe that makes it oh so special. Yum!

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Nov 30, 2017

    Yummy!!! Love BLTs... the balsamic mayo added a nice twist, as did the avacado. Will definitely make again.

  • lat0105
    Jul 26, 2015

    This combination was amazing! Bacon is my absolute favorite and the dressing just makes this sandwich pop! The combination of vegetables is perfect.

  • veggiemama
    Jan 11, 2015

    I made these with Morningstar Farms veggie bacon and they were a huge hit! Definitely a keeper.

  • Brian1118
    Oct 27, 2013

    This was so good. Even my daughter that hates everything loved this!!!

  • valanddansmith
    Jun 25, 2013

    Loved this recipe! It was the first one that really caught my eye when I was looking through my magazine. The peppered balsamic mayo is sooo good and I'm already thinking of other ways to use it... It was a very nice complement to a regular BLT along with the avocados which added a nice creaminess. These were a great light summer meal along with a bowl of gazpacho!

  • hbaseley
    May 11, 2013

    Good recipe. I really liked it and my husband LOVED it. Very simple to make and using light wheat, light mayo and center cut bacon cut a lot of the fat. Will make again!

  • mmoore117
    May 8, 2013

    Made these last night. Loved the mayo! Thanks!