BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado

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Your favorite sandwich made into a healthy BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado and topped off with a sweet lime vinaigrette dressing!

Your favorite sandwich made into a healthy BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado and topped off with a sweet lime vinaigrette dressing!

With spring being so close I can taste it, I have salads on the brain.  Not only do they make great meals in the warmer months but are also amazingly easy side dishes to pair with any meal.  If you’re looking for a great salad to bring to Easter dinner, look no further!  Side note: I also have many Easter desserts you should check out.  Just saying…

Creative salads and lighter foods become a staple in the spring and summer months and this one is a new favorite. It’s very hard for me to find a vegetable I love, but I was all about this salad!  I love a good chopped salad in my old age (ha, ha).  I made this salad even easier and faster to put together by using Tuttorosso diced tomatoes.  Of course, you can feel free to use fresh diced tomatoes, but the salad was delicious just how it is!  I use Tuttorosso in just about every recipe that requires tomatoes or tomato sauce.  Have you tried my Greek Chicken Tacos yet made with their tomatoes?  Their products always just taste so fresh and you can tell they are made with quality ingredients (they even taste good straight out of the can which says a lot!).  I’m a creature of habit and like to use the brands I know and trust when cooking.

A classic sandwich turned into a healthy BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado and topped off with a tangy, sweet lime vinaigrette!

This BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado recipe is reminiscent of the classic BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich we all know and love.  This is a wonderful alternative for those of you watching your carb intake, as well!  The sweet, tangy lime vinaigrette paired perfectly with the flavors of the salad.  It’s a simple dressing that I plan on using all spring and summer in different dishes.

Oh, feel free to add some extra bacon…you know….for garnish, and all.  Just putting that out there….

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato sandwich turned into a healthy BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado and finished off with a sweet lime vinaigrette!

BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2-4
 
Your favorite sandwich made into a healthy BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado and topped off with a sweet lime vinaigrette dressing!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups butter lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cups fresh arugula, chopped
  • 1 cup Tuttorosso petite diced tomatoes, juices drained (or use fresh)
  • 4 slices bacon, fried or baked, and crumbled
  • ¾ cup sweet corn (canned or grilled)
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
Lime vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, corn and avocado.
  2. For the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, salt, pepper and sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Add in the vinaigrette to the salad ingredients.
  4. Fold in bacon and feta cheese then divide evenly onto plates.
  5. Serve immediately once it has the dressing on it. The dressing will keep for a couple of days in the fridge if you choose to make it ahead. Enjoy!

Your favorite classic sandwich turned into a healthy BLT Chopped Salad and Avocado recipe and finished off with a sweet lime vinaigrette!

Disclaimer:  Thank you Tuttorosso for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always.

Recipe source:  inspired by/strongly adapted from howsweeteats.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

18 Responses to “BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado”

  1. March 17, 2016 at 8:25 AM #

    This reminds me of the chopped salad from Maggiano’s. My 5 year old loves avocado but won’t touch salad… maybe she’ll try this if I tell her there is avocado in there? 🙂

  2. Sheryl
    March 17, 2016 at 9:31 AM #

    This looks divine!

  3. March 17, 2016 at 11:46 AM #

    This is one gorgeous salad Ashley, and I’m glad to learn about Tuttorosso tomatoes. Everything looks so spring and fresh – love the lime vinaigrette!

  4. March 17, 2016 at 12:47 PM #

    I just want to scoop that right up and serve myself a big plate!

  5. March 17, 2016 at 1:57 PM #

    I’ll be adding that extra bacon! My family would go nuts for this hearty salad. In love!

  6. March 17, 2016 at 2:09 PM #

    This salad looks amazing!! I love the addition of avocado in a salad, but haven’t made a salad in AGES.

  7. March 17, 2016 at 2:37 PM #

    Oh Ashley, you have outdone yourself! This looks amazing, and the more avocado, the better!

  8. March 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM #

    Chopped salads are a go-to of mine in the warmer weather and this one sounds delicious! I LOVE the sound of that lime vinaigrette!

  9. March 17, 2016 at 7:26 PM #

    Oooh – this is summer on a platter! I love your addition of avocado with a classic BLT salad – Ashley – wonderful job on this!

  10. March 17, 2016 at 9:38 PM #

    This is my kind of salad! Love everything about this. I’ve never heard of Tuttorosso, I’m wondering if it’s available here in WA – will have to look into it! 🙂

  11. March 18, 2016 at 12:38 PM #

    I love chopped salads. There’s nothing worse than having really big pieces of lettuce that hangs out of your mouth. This looks perfect for a group picnic!

  12. March 18, 2016 at 3:11 PM #

    I have a feeling that my husband will be asking for this every night once I show him! He’s all about cobb salads and chopped salads right now!Oh and YES for EXTRA bacon hahaha.

  13. March 18, 2016 at 5:03 PM #

    Chopped salads are my jam and this one looks delicious! Loving that lime vinaigrette with it! Cheers and thanks for sharing the YUM!

  14. March 18, 2016 at 6:45 PM #

    I’m a huge salad lover, and this looks like one of the best ones I’ve seen in a long time. I love each and every ingredient you’ve used, and that lime vinaigrette sounds perfect, and healthy! My goodness you’ve made me so hungry!

  15. March 21, 2016 at 1:14 PM #

    What a bright and cheery salad! I love all the flavor you packed into this baby and I love that i’s made even easier with diced tomatoes. I hate buying fresh tomatoes in the winter b/c no matter what they are always gross. Using canned gives you the flavor of summer!

  16. March 22, 2016 at 6:44 AM #

    What a tasty looking salad! I have never thought to use canned tomatoes in dish like this … but it makes sense. Yum.

  17. Kate | HappyForks.com
    March 22, 2016 at 4:56 PM #

    This salad looks great! I was curious about fat content so I’ve checked nutritional value. Each serving (average 3 servings from all listed ingredientes) provides 334 kcal | Protein 9.5g | Fat 27g | Carbohydrates 17.8g | Sugars 4.9 | Fiber 6.9. Still no bad! I will give it a try!

    • March 22, 2016 at 5:26 PM #

      Oh good to know!! Thanks for doing that!

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