On July 17, 2011 by Kelly

sunday saladsWe adore avocados in our family, but somehow have never had them grilled until recently. We tried Grilled Avocados filled with Salsa and fell in love. One of my favorite sandwiches is an avocado BLT and I just knew it would make an awesome salad. Add in the smokiness of the grilled avocado and it is a delicious and hearty summer salad. In our salad, we used vegan bacon, but traditional or turkey bacon would work great, too.  Just cook the bacon as crispy as you like it and chop it into 1-inch sections.

Grilled Avocado BLT Salad

Author/Source:

Kristi @ onceamonthmeals.com grilled avocado

Ingredients:

2 avocados, halved and pitted

Lime Juice

Kosher Salt

16 ounces Baby Greens Salad blend

2 Fresh Tomatoes, diced (or 15 ounces diced tomatoes, drained)

8 slices Bacon, cooked and chopped (I used vegan bacon)

1 cup Croutons

Avocado Ranch Dressing

1 Avocado, halved and pitted

1/4 cup Milk

3/4 cup Sour Cream

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

2 tablespoons Lime Juice

1 tablespoon Buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoons Vinegar

1/8 teaspoon Salt

1/8 teaspoon Parsley

1/8 teaspoon Dill Weed

1/8 teaspoon Onion Powder

Directions:

Sprinkle lime juice and kosher salt on cut-side of the 3 avocados. Grill the avocados for topping and salad face-down for 3-5 minutes. Set one avocado aside for dressing. Slice the other two and set aside for topping. Mash 1 avocado for dressing. Mix all other dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Top salad greens with sliced avocado, tomatoes, bacon, croutons and dressing.

Servings: 4