Avocado BLT Salad with Sweet Onion Bacon Ranch Dressing

 


Everyone knows the level of tasty deliciousness that is a classic BLT. As a ketoer, you may also know the lower carb version of a BLT which is bun-less and may or may not include the healthy fats of a creamy avocado. What makes this Avocado BLT Salad stand out from the rest? The drizzle of sweet and tangy ranch dressing made with caramelized onion and bacon drippings!



THE PREPARATION

 

Dressing

 

4 strips bacon

1 tablespoon grease

2 tablespoons diced onion

2 teaspoon sour cream

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 tablespoon water*

½ teaspoon minced fresh dill

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

 

Salad

 

4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

½ medium avocado, sliced

2 ounces cherry tomatoes

 

*If you prefer your dressing drippy and pourable, you may need to thin with 1-2 tbsp water. This dressing can become very thick due to the glorious addition of bacon grease.

 

THE EXECUTION

 

1. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-low heat.

 

2. Once the bacon is crisp on both sides, remove from the pan to cool. Chop the bacon and set aside until you are ready to assemble your salad.

 

3. Using the remaining bacon fat add the onion to the pan and cook on medium heat to caramelize.

 

4. To make the dressing, combine the bacon drippings and onion in a jar or bowl with the dressing ingredients.

 

5. Mix well to combine. The dressing will be very thick due to the bacon fat and mayo. If you prefer a thinner dressing, thin the mixture with the water.

 

6. In a large bowl, layer your salad of romaine leaves, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and bacon.

 

7. Drizzle the dressing and serve!

 

Avocado BLT Salad with Sweet Onion Bacon Ranch Dressing

This makes a total of 2 servings of Avocado BLT Salad with Sweet Onion Bacon Ranch. Each serving comes out to be 338 Calories, 30.22g Fat, 4.86g Net Carbs, and 8.14g Protein.



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