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bacon lettuce avocado tomato sandwich skewered with pig toothpick

BLAT Sandwich

Eliza Cross
This BLAT sandwich recipe features luscious layers of bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato! Ranch balsamic mayonnaise adds extra flavor.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 788 kcal


  • serrated knife
  • avocado slicer
  • wooden sandwich picks
  • spreading knife
  • paper towels for blotting


  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon ranch dip or dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 4 slices bread toasted
  • 1 large tomato cut in 1/4 inch slices and patted dry
  • 4 lettuce leaves washed and dried
  • 8 strips regular sliced bacon crisply cooked and drained
  • 1 medium avocado peeled, pitted and cut in 1/3 inch slices


  • Make the Ranch Balsamic Mayo: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ranch dip powder and Balsamic vinegar. Whisk to combine and reserve.
  • Lay out two slices of toast on a work surface. Spread each piece with 1/4 of the ranch balsamic mayo.
  • Top each with lettuce leaves.
  • Arrange 2 tomato slices on each sandwich.
  • Top each with 4 strips of bacon, breaking to fit as needed.
  • Top with another lettuce leaf.
  • Layer with avocado slices. 
  • Top with remaining toast slices, with the mayo spread side down. Press down lightly and secure with a sandwich pick if desired.


To make ahead: The Ranch Balsamic Mayo can be prepared up to 3 days in advance and stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator. The bacon can be prepared up to 2 days in advance, drained, cooled and refrigerated in a covered container. The sliced tomatoes and lettuce leaves can be prepped and stored, loosely covered, up to 8 hours in advance. About 20 minutes before serving, prep the avocados, make the toast, and assemble the sandwiches. 


Serving: 2sandwichesCalories: 788kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 23gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 46gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1348mgFiber: 10gSugar: 8g
Keyword bacon, BLAT, BLT, sandwich
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