Garlic Avocado and Goat Cheese BLT

There is nothing better than a BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich) made with fresh juicy tomatoes. BLTs remind me of summers in Maine as a child. My father would grow tomatoes in his garden and once they were plump and ready he would pick them and proudly make us BLTs. I created this sandwich with my father in mind. I pondered what I could do to improve upon the already perfect concept of a BLT. I wanted to create a sandwich that would impress my Dad.

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The obvious answer was to add cheese. Cheese and bacon can make pretty much anything better. The burrata and avocado BLT I had in Sausalito was incredible – but I didn’t want to just take their idea. Instead I decided to mix goat cheese and avocado together (partially because my doctor told me to avoid cow dairy) to make a spread. Instead of toast, I used garlic bread to make the sandwich.

Garlic Avocado and Goat Cheese BLT

The end result is a hearty BLT on garlic bread with Sir Kensington’s Mayonnaise and an avocado goat cheese spread. The heft of the goat cheese and avocado spread really helps to hold this sandwich together, while the garlic lends an extra layer of flavor. This sandwich is an easy upgrade to the BLT I grew up with – and it doesn’t require much extra time or effort. The garlic bread can be made in the oven alongside the bacon, and the avocado goat cheese spread is whipped together in just moments.

Garlic Avocado Goat Cheese BLT

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20 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 slices of Bacon
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 slices of Bread (I used Sourdough)
  • 2 tablespoons Goat Cheese
  • about 1/6 of an Avocado
  • 2 leaves of Boston Lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • slices of Heirloom Tomato

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Use a knife or kitchen sheers to cut the bacon in half (it just fits better on the sandwich this way). Line a baking sheet with foil, and arrange the bacon in a single layer. Bake for 10-14 minutes – until the bacon reaches the level of doneness you desire.
  2. Meanwhile, get to work on preparing the garlic bread. Use a garlic press to crush the garlic and stir it into the butter. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place buttered side up on a baking sheet, and toast the bread along side the bacon. This will take about 5 minutes.
  3. Next stir the goat cheese and avocado together.
  4. Once the bread is toasted and the bacon is crisp, it’s time to assemble your BLT!
  5. Place your toast garlic side facing down on a work surface. Spread the mayonnaise on one slice of bread and the avocado goat cheese spread on the other.
  6. Layer the bacon, tomato, and lettuce on the bread, and stack one slice of bread on top of the other. Cut in half and enjoy.
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  • This post makes me regret my lunch choice today – I would have much rather had this instead! I’m loving the GIF, too!

  • Dang. This looks great!

  • Janet Annas Vinyard

    Hi Kit, What a wonderfully fresh twist on the traditional BLT! Well done! Blessings, Janet

  • This looks sooo good! I love the avocado on there!

    • Avocado and bacon is a winning combo!

  • This is making my mouth water! I think I may have to run to the store and get some bacon. 😉 Thanks for joining the Family Joy Linky Party!

  • Amanda

    Yum! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday, I look forward to seeing what you create next week.

  • Oh my this looks amazing! Thanks for Sharing on the What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up!

  • Martina

    Such a nice recipe. Looks good. Will give it try for sure. Thanks for sharing

  • Sue

    This looks amazing and what’s not to love about bacon!! I also love that you added avocado. This is my next sandwich I’m going to try out for my family! Thanks for sharing on Saucy Saturdays!

  • Crystal Green

    This recipe sounds delicious. I would not have thought to do this.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again on Friday at 12 AM EST when we open our doors.

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