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Low Carb Twist on the Classic BLT Sandwich

One of my all-time favorite sandwiches to order at a diner is a nice and crispy BLT with mayonnaise on toasted white or wheat bread. I know, I said the “b” word. So, as you can only imagine, once I decided to live my life low carb, each time I go into a sweet little diner and eye that classic BLT on the menu, I must pass and order a leaf wrapper burger. Is it possible to make a low carb BLT sandwich?


I know you know the feeling.

Low Carb BLT

Why are BLTs so good?

Is this a rhetorical question? Crispy yet chewy bacon is a must. It can’t crumble. Plus, the tomatoes must not be too juicy (which is why I remove the seeds and pulp). Also, the lettuce matters a great deal. The crunchier, the better. Romaine lettuce is the only choice.

Simple Ingredients

Low Carb BLT
  • Three Strips of Bacon Cooked
  • Roma Tomato
  • 3 Leafs of Romaine Lettuce
  • Primal Mayonnaise (or a healthy mayo of your choosing)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Avocado is a fantastic add

Easy to Make

  • Chop lettuce
  • Cut up tomato
  • Chop bacon into bits or small bites
  • Carve out your avocado
  • Put ingredients into a bowl
  • Add a tablespoon of mayonnaise
  • Squeeze your lemon
  • Add salt & pepper
  • Mix up
  • Eat!

From Where Did the BLT Originate?

According to the reputable blog, The Nibble, John Montagu, Fourth Earl Of Sandwich, invented the eponymous food in 1762. By the way, April is National BLT month and July 22nd is National BLT Day. Mark your calendars.

Low Carb BLT Ingredients

Easy to Make BLT Salad

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

If you crave a classic BLT, this twist on the old fashioned lunch will satisfy your delight.


  • 3 Slices of Nitrate-Free Bacon 
  • 1 Cup Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/2 Roma Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper


    1. Chop lettuce
    2. Cut up tomato & remove seeds/pulp if desired
    3. Chop bacon into bits or small bites
    4. Carve out the avocado and cut into small bites
    5. Put ingredients into a bowl
    6. Add a tablespoon of healthy mayonnaise
    7. Squeeze your lemon
    8. Add salt & pepper
    9. Mix up & Eat up!


Total time excludes the time to cook the bacon. I typically have leftover bacon in the refrigerator so I never have to cook it up for this meal.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 427mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 8gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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