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Avocado BLT
with summer squash saute

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min
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Oven-roasting is a more efficient (and less messy) way to prepare bacon to serve BLTs for a crowd in this meal that we can't resist at least once in the summer. This time we've added avocado for extra flavor and creaminess.



Avocado BLT Sandwich:
  • Tomatoes, heirloom preferable - 3/4 lb, sliced
  • Lettuce, any crisp variety like Romaine or Boston leaf - 4 leaves
  • Avocados - 1, mashed
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Bacon - 12 slices
  • Sandwich bread - 8 slices
Summer Squash Saute with Mint:
  • Summer squash - 1 lb, diced
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, diced
  • Mint, fresh - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Squash / Shallots - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Tomatoes / Lettuce / Mint - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Avocados - Mash avocados with lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper.


  1. Heat oven to 375F / 190C degrees.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil and set bacon on top so that none are overlapping. Cook bacon in oven until golden brown and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Pour off extra bacon grease during cooking, if needed, to prevent bacon from being submerged in oil.
  3. While bacon is cooking, heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and then shallots and squash with some salt. Saute until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint, vinegar and red pepper flakes (if using).
  4. Toast bread.
  5. Assemble sandwiches by spreading mashed avocado on half the bread slices. Top with tomatoes, lettuce, bacon and remaining slices of bread. Serve with squash on the side and enjoy!

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This meal has 29 reviews

I didn't make the squash so this was just a BLT, but I loved the avocado mash on it. Very tasty, a great quick staple.

By: Andrea
Posted: Sep 20, 2018
Diet: Original

Um...yum. I've never had sprouts on a sandwich. That was delicious. I used a chipotle hummus to add a little spice!

By: TJ
Posted: May 31, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

I substituted bacon for soy bacon. Great classic sandwich. Zucchini side was delicious

By: Julie
Posted: Oct 11, 2017
Diet: Original

The BLT was good but my favorite part of the dish was the Sautéed Squash. I have never been a real fan of squash and now that has changed. I also found a better way to cook bacon.

By: Kristine
Posted: Sep 13, 2017
Diet: Original

Melt in your mouth delicious! Heirloom tomato slices really made the sandwich for me. Made green beans because I had them, will try the mint squash at some point.

By: Shawn
Posted: Sep 01, 2017
Diet: Original

Whole family loved it!

By: Jodi
Posted: Aug 31, 2017
Diet: Original