Classic BLT With a Twist! (Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich)

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The holidays call for upscaling and the modest BLT shouldn’t be left out! So here we have the BLT With a Twist! Along with your usual BLT ingredients, you will also need a delicious homemade avocado spread made with Greek yogurt, cumin, lime, and garlic. And voila! A luxurious sandwich that is worthy of any festive snack occasion!

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BLT With a Twist

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Most sandwich “recipes” are actually just templates because there are so many options available in terms of bread, cheese, meat, vegetables, and condiments you can use.

However, when it comes to the much-loved bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT), any purist will tell you that there is one “true” way to make and enjoy their beloved sandwich: Super soft white bread, iceberg lettuce, mayonnaise, plus the requisite trifecta of sandwich-y goodness for which it is named. Delicious? Yes. A little boring? Most definitely.

So here we have the classic BLT with a twist! Super soft white bread is swapped out for delicious sourdough, and plain mayonnaise is replaced with a rich and creamy avocado spread, making your sandwiches even tastier than ever!

This take on the classic BLT adds flavor while still being simple enough for anyone to try at home. It’s perfect whether you’re looking for something new or just want to add some extra love into an old fave. Keep reading if you want to learn how easy it can be to step up your lunch game!

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon, Amazon Fresh, or other stores if available online.

It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • ProteinBacon
  • Fresh ProduceAvocado, Garlic, Lime, Lettuce, Tomatoes
  • DairyGreek Yogurt, Butter
  • Ground Cumin
  • Sourdough Bread – or your bread of choice

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BLT With A Twist

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BLT with Avocado Spread

Recipe Tips

  • If possible, prepare the avocado spread in advance to give the flavors a chance to develop. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, before using.

How Do I Make A BLT With A Twist ?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Recipe for BLT Sandwich

BLT Sandwich

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Christmas time calls for upscaling and the modest BLT shouldn’t be left out! So here we have the BLT With a Twist!


For the Avocado Spread

  • 1 large ripe avocado, cut into small chunks
  • ½ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1½ Tbsp fresh lime juice (approximately ½ lime)
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste.

For the BLT

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 leaves lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Place the avocado, Greek yogurt, and garlic in a medium bowl and combine thoroughly with a fork, leaving some small chunks of avocado in the mixture. Add the lime juice and cumin, and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and cover tightly. Set aside.
  2. Line a microwave-safe plate with paper towels and place the bacon strips on it. Cover the bacon with more paper towels and place in the microwave for 3-4 minutes on high, or until bacon is cooked through, but not too crispy. (Cook time will vary, so check after 2 minutes and adjust remaining time as needed).
  3. Brush one side of each piece of bread with the melted butter. Heat grill pan over medium heat and place bread, buttered side down, on the pan. Apply light pressure to each slice with a spatula, being careful not to move the bread in the process. Once nice grill marks have formed, remove them from heat and set them aside.
  4. Allow bread to cool slightly, then add avocado spread to 2 of the slices on the non-grilled side.

    Avocado Spread on Bread
  5. Divide the lettuce, tomato, and cooked bacon slices between the two sandwiches and top each with the remaining pieces of grilled bread.

    Open Face BLT Sandwich
  6. Cut in half and serve immediately with your favorite side dish or potato chips. Enjoy!

    BLT Sandwich with Avocado Spread


Tip: If possible, prepare the avocado spread in advance to give the flavors a chance to develop. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, before using.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 873Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1690mgCarbohydrates: 87gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 13gSugar: 13gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 35g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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