BLT Salad Recipe for Your Flat-Belly Diet - dummies

BLT Salad Recipe for Your Flat-Belly Diet

By Erin Palinski-Wade, Tara Gidus, Kristina LaRue

Can’t resist a BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich? This recipe for a BLT Salad will satisfy your cravings yet help you maintain your flat-belly diet. Here, lean turkey replaces some of the bacon that’s in a decadent sandwich, and creamy avocado adds some “mouth feel” in place of the bread.

Wait to mix the dressing with the salad until you’re ready to eat it, or the lettuce will get soggy. Need it faster? Use a store-bought dressing like balsamic vinaigrette, and prep this salad in less than five minutes!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

1 tablespoon nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

1 lime, juiced

Pinch (1/16 teaspoon) paprika

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

8 cups romaine lettuce

8 ounces deli turkey, sliced and diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 avocado, diced

8 strips Canadian bacon, cooked and crumbled

  1. To prepare the dressing, pour the yogurt, honey, lime, paprika, and olive oil into a large bowl, and whisk ingredients together until smooth.

  2. Pour the dressing into small to-go containers.

  3. Assemble the salad into containers by placing the lettuce on the bottom, and topping with turkey, tomatoes, onions, avocado, and bacon.

Per serving: Calories 396 (From Fat 235); Fat 26g (Saturated 5g); Cholesterol 52mg; Sodium 991mg; Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 6g); Protein 27g.