BLT with Peppered Balsamic Mayo Recipe
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BLT with Peppered Balsamic Mayo Recipe

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Here’s my twist on a classic. 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, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 501 calories, 37g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 870mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as BLT with Peppered Balsamic Mayo in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p19

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lat0105 User ID: 1814503 230188
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4640590 217559
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

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

Brian1118 User ID: 7440281 199254
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

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

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 184644
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3311639 189030
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7255690 139826
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"Made these last night. Loved the mayo! Thanks!"

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