Diabetic Friendly Avocado BLT Recipe #sponsored

Diabetic Friendly Avocado BLT Recipe #sponsoredCheap Is The New Classy

It’s been so warm outside lately that it has me in the mind for spring. All things spring. And what is perfect for spring? Lovely sandwiches full of garden fresh veggies. This Avocado BLT Recipe is a super simple recipe. It’s also a diabetic-friendly sandwich that comes together in just minutes.

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Avocado BLT Recipe

You Will Need…
1 ripe medium avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
8 slices reduced-calorie whole-wheat bread, toasted
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 large tomato, cut into 8 thin slices
1/4 teaspoon black pepper {we used a little more than this}
1/4 cup very thinly sliced red onion
8 pre-cooked bacon slices {we used turkey bacon}
4 medium romaine leaves

To Prepare…
1. Mash the avocado with the lemon juice in a medium bowl and spread equal amounts on top of 4 of the bread slices.
2. Top with the remaining ingredients, except the bread slices, in the order listed. Top with the remaining bread slices.
3. Cut in half, if desired. Serve.

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We also really love the T-Fal Ingenio Spreader Spatula. It makes spreading of butter, dips, icing on cakes, etc so easy. Plus, it’s not metal, so you don’t have to worry about getting too overzealous and tearing your bread. We find that this tool is also great for lifting a piece of pie out of the pan if you don’t have a pie spatula. It’s strong, doesn’t bend and drop your pie, and you don’t have to worry about it scratching your non-stick cookware since it’s plastic coated. So it’s super handy!

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Finally, if you aren’t able to finish your Avocado BLT Sandwich, you will need something super airtight to store it in to keep all of those veggies fresh. We like Debbie Meyer GreenBoxes™. You guys knows I like things simple and these are so versatile. They are BPA-free, reusable, microwave and top-rack dishwasher safe, stackable and nestable, and proudly made in the USA.

This recipe was excerpted from the Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook by Nancy Hughes. This cookbook offers over 150 quick, simple, delicious recipes that are diabetic friendly.

What’s Your Favorite Variation On The BLT?

I hadn’t tried avocado on a BLT before trying out this recipe and, I have to say, it really steps it up a notch. Do you have other suggestions of things to add to a BLT? How do you like yours? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I often use mashed avocado on sandwiches instead of mayo and cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. I’ll need to make these for my family. I know they will enjoy this spin on a BLT.

  2. That is some sandwich. Seems to have everything included we would enjoy. Who doesn’t love a great BLT.

  3. I have never tried I will Cotto on a BLT but I think I will need to. This looks so good. We do a BLT it at least once a month for dinner and I think I’m going to try it with avocado on it next time.

  4. Yummy, I love anything avocado! Living in South Texas we have access to some of the best. I can’t wait to try this.

  5. That looks absolutely amazing. I have never seen a BLT quite like that before, and I am already in love!

  6. I’m such a lunch person, that this would make me so happy. I LOVE BLTs and I love avocado. I can’t believe I haven’t made this yet.

  7. Oh this looks like heaven! I absolutely love avocados. I find that they make just about anything taste like a dream. I would definitely try this and I know that my son would eat it too because he loves avocado! Thank you so much for whipping this up!

  8. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    Adding avocado makes everything better! This avocado BLT recipe looks perfect for summer, when I crave sandwiches and salads.

  9. I can honestly say I’ve never had a BLT with avocado before. It actually sounds and looks really good! Don’t know why I haven’t thought of it before!

  10. Yay! Finally, a diabetic friendly BLT sandwich! I love it. Now I can enjoy and have my fill of BLT sandwiches and not worry about my blood sugar levels going haywire. The avocado idea is awesome.

  11. That is one big BLT sandwich…looks tasty but never been keen on BLTs :O

  12. This looks delicious. I firmly believe that adding avocado to anything makes it better. I love the idea of using turkey bacon.

  13. BLT’s are a staple for us during the summer. I never thought about adding avocado to them, what a great way to change them up.

  14. Emma Spellman says:

    I usually make bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches, but this looks really good. I bet the onion with avocado tastes really good as well. I actually prefer Turkey Bacon over regular bacon it is so good. I can’t wait try this!

  15. I love avocados and I love BLTs and this recipe is right up my alley.

  16. How funny…I just had this same exact lunch! I think everything is better with an avocado on it, and it gives the best texture to a salty BLT. So incredibly delicious!

  17. Club sandwiches and BLT’s are my favorite type of sandwiches. Adding in avocado puts it over the top, I love avocado (I’m eating guac as I type.) and it is really good for you.

  18. You had me at avocado. This is one hearty looking sandwich filled with all kinds of yumminess.