Chopped BLT Salad

June 19, 2015

Chopped BLT Salad

Knowing that you should avoid certain food is different from not wanting a certain food.
For instance, I don’t want escargots because I don’t really like escargots.
But I avoid eating at fast food restaurants, not because I don’t want to, but because I want to be healthy.
Makes sense?

Chopped BLT Salad

The brain however, is a very strong thing.
You can try all the tricks possible but every once in a while it just doesn’t quit.
Yesterday I wanted a BLT sandwich. Really wanted one.
I was about to go to the Deli down the street, where they make this mean BLT sandwich.
Mean as made with tons of bacon, heaps of mayo, some slices of sub-par tomatoes, and a few flakes of what looks like lettuce, but sure doesn't taste like lettuce.

Chopped BLT Salad

Instead, I did the most logical thing I could think of.
I made myself a BLT, without the bread, plus some other yummy ingredients, in salad form.
Lo and behold, my craving was satisfied.

Chopped BLT Salad

Lettuce that tastes like lettuce, tomatoes that taste like tomatoes, organic center-cut bacon, avocado, cucumber, and even some feta cheese.
I just patted myself on the back for work well done.
If you are a BLT lover and a salad lover, then you will love this BLT Chopped Salad.
Otherwise just get yourself a regular BLT, I won’t judge you.

Chopped BLT Salad

Chopped BLT Salad                                                                                                      Print this recipe!
Adapted from HowSweetEats

Serves 4

8 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
12 slices lean center cut bacon
1 cucumber, diced
6 ounces feta, crumbled

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lime, juiced
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper


Place the bacon in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp, browned, and most of the fat has rendered, about 4 to 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
Chop the bacon and set aside.
In a large bowl (or in 4 single bowls) combine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Add in salt, pepper, olive oil, and lime juice then toss well to coat.
Fold in bacon and feta.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 321 calories, 26 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbs, and 14 grams of protein.


  1. A homemade BLT always trumps one from the Deli - at least in my books! And today, I was rushing I didn't get a chance to fix me a salad to bring with me to work - and this is making me wish I could hit a button and have this materialize on my end of the screen - but GAH - no such luck! And, Mike - those spoons are so cool - where do you do your prop shopping????
    Happy Friday, my friend!

  2. I'll take this blt salad over a sandwich any day.. super healthy, fresh and delicious Mike!

  3. A good home made salad is welcome anytime. This Blt looks mighty good. I cook so much all the time, but most of the time crave a good salad like this.
    Looks mighty healthy and good.

    1. Sometimes an easy and yummy salad is all I need...

  4. This is the perfect summer salad, avocado and bacon are so good together.

  5. I just made a very similar salad, coming up on my blog next week. Great minds think alike, right! And bacon!

  6. Mike! I think you are stalking my brain because I totally had a dream last night about BLT's. And I've been craving a BLT all morning. But I also feel the need to eat a little bit healthier after this past weekend, so this salad is the perfect solution. That's how the Wolfpack looks out for one another...thanks, bud! #WolfpackBrotherhood

    1. We always look out for one other, that's how we roll...

  7. This looks awesome! I feel like homemade salads can sometimes just become the same four or five veggies with some olive oil and lemon, but this is a great way to switch it up and make salad exciting again :)

  8. This looks great! My mom always made a BLT salad when I was growing up but you'd never catch her putting feta cheese in it, which I think really makes the whole meal!

  9. HUbba HUbba BLT salad! Seriously getting me all hot and bothered over here.

  10. I tried this recipe tonight and it was delicious - thank you! I love the salty bacon and feta with the tangy lime.

  11. Made this several times. A favorite for years now. Fantastic!