BLT & G(uacamole)

Chef Richard 4 Servings 10 minutes

Forget Mayo: The classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich gets an unexpected boost here from luscious, spicy guacamole. choose your avocados carefully: look for fruit that gives easily when squeezed lightly (don’t paw the poor things too much, though, or you’ll bruise the flesh).


  • 2 large ripe avocados, halved, pitted, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 pickled jalapeño chiles, stemmed, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 12 thick-cut bacon slices
  • 8 slices whole grain bread
  • 8 thin slices tomato
  • 4 romaine leaves


  • Preheat broiler. Mash avocados in medium bowl. Stir in cilantro, jalapeños and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Cook bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, turning occasionally, about 7 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Meanwhile, lightly toast bread slices on 1 side under broiler. Spread guacamole over untoasted side of each slice while still warm. Place 3 bacon slices on each of 4 bread slices. Top with tomatoes, then lettuce. Place remaining 4 bread slices atop lettuce.