BLT Avocado-Ranch Chopped Salad

BLT just got better! You can use avocado to make a creamy ranch-style dressing. To assemble the salad, simply pour this tasty mix over a bed of fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes and savory bacon.



Ingredients for servings

    For avocado-ranch dressing

  • 1 medium avocado, chopped

  • 0.25 cup light mayonnaise

  • 0.25 cup nonfat sour cream

  • 0.5 cup nonfat buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 0.25 teaspoon salt

  • For the BLT salad

  • 2 medium heads Romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped 8 cups or 375 grams lightly packed

  • 1 large tomato, seeded and coarsely chopped

  • 1 medium cucumber, coarsely chopped

  • 1 medium avocado, chopped

  • 8 tablespoon avocado-ranch dressing

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, coarsely chopped

  • 0.125 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Directions

  • To make the avocado-ranch dressing, combine all avocado-ranch dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.

  • STORAGE TIP

    • Cover surface of dressing to prevent browning and chill up to 3 days.

  • To make the salad, combine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and avocado in a large bowl. Drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons of avocado-ranch Dressing and sprinkle evenly with bacon and pepper.

Notes

Avocado-ranch dressing makes 1 1/2 cups or 24 tablespoons total so you will have leftover dressing.

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