BLT Stuffed Avocado

BLT Stuffed Avocado via farmgirlgourmet.com

Sometimes, it’s the littlest things that can make you say “wow”.  I needed to create an avocado recipe and I had no idea where I was going to begin.  Don’t get me wrong, I love avocados – a lot.  I eat several of them a week.  But coming up with an avocado recipe that is a game changer, that’s a different story.  I needed something that was beyond the standard guacamole.

Growing up in California, I ate avocados all of the time.  In fact, my favorite sandwich of all time is a BLTA.  Crisp bacon, crunchy lettuce, juicy tomato and sweet avocados sandwiched between tangy sourdough bread with gobs of mayo will make me swoon every.  single.  time.

I was brainstorming with my husband about avocado recipes and his first contribution was “Bacon Wrapped Avocado”.  Sounds interesting, but as a food blogger you have to consider the end photograph and I just kept visualizing a blob of brown bacon.  Not so pretty, but I bet it would be incredibly tasty.  Then I moved on to Avocado Creme Brulee, but it’s been done and I wanted something a little more “home cook friendly”.  My next thought was an Avocado Panna Cotta (like this beautiful specimen from Winnie @ Healthy Green Kitchen) with something savory on top, but I just couldn’t wrap my mind around it completely.  Then it hit me.  What about incorporating the husbands bacon & avocado idea into a a BLTA, but deconstructed?

LIGHT BULB!

I knew I had to make it.  I went for a cubed rustic bread that would stand up to the juicy tomatoes and mayonnaise and added in oven-friendly chiffonade spinach in lieu of watery iceberg.  Lastly I added crisp bacon bits and a dash of S&P and we were off to the races.  I stuffed it into avocado halves that were brushed with a bit of lemon juice to keep them from turning brown and baked them for 10 minutes to crisp up the bread stuffing.

Husbands comments: “mmmm”  “wow”  “yum”  (Or something like that)
My comments: “We need to eat this again, tomorrow and the next day and the next day”.

It’s really good.  Really.

It’s a quick and easy dish to make and if you love BLTA’s like I do, you will be glad you did.   Enjoy!!

BLT Stuffed Avocado

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 Entree Servings or 4 Side Dish Servings

BLT Stuffed Avocado

Try this super easy recipe for a lunch for 2 or as a side dish for 4.

Ingredients

  • 2 large Hass Avocados
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups small cubed rustic bread
  • 1 medium tomato, cored, diced
  • 1/3 cup spinach leaves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Halve the avocados and pit. Brush inside and out with the lemon juice. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl add the bread, tomato, spinach, bacon, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Toss lightly to combine. Fill each avocado half with ¼ of the bread mixture, packing lightly.
  3. Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until the bread stuffing begins to brown. Remove and serve immediately.
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    Lorinda McKinnon
    May 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I love avocoados, and can see right now that I’m going to have to buy them by the case from now on. Sure wish we could grow them here! Wonderful recipe – can’t wait to try them!!!

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      Starr Hull
      November 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

      I was eager to try it, but I didn’t have any country bread or spinach so I substituted English muffin and kale. Then I added 1T. of minced onion per avocado. It was excellent too. I still want to try it with spinach and some country bread sometime just to see if there is any difference in the taste.

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia
    May 28, 2013 at 8:25 am

    How did I not think of this?!? This would be a perfect weekend lunch. 🙂

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    Leanna
    April 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    when do you peel the avocado?

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      FarmgirlGourmet
      April 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Peel, halve and pit. Sorry I will update the recipe.

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    Jalapenojonny
    March 31, 2013 at 1:27 am

    What a fantastic idea and they look great, thanks for sharing!

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    Crista
    March 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I’ve been trying to like avocados for weeks now. This is the first recipe I have actually loved!

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    LIVES TO COOK
    March 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you for this imaginative recipe. I’ve been searching for a way to use avocado in something other than gucamole. What a great idea!!! I’ve found that the avocado turns dark even when I juice it up. Would it have an adverse affect on the recipe if I prepared the stuffing before halving the advocado ?

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      FarmgirlGourmet
      March 17, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      Oh yes…make it before you slice the avos. And eat them right away so they don’t oxidize. Enjoy!!!

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    Joe
    February 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    This looks delicious. Would you mind if I used it on my site

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      FarmgirlGourmet
      February 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      thanks for commenting Joe. If you’d like to link up to this recipe, I am ok with that, but I do not allow my photos or recipe to used. Thanks.

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    Penny Barath
    February 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Yummmmm…I am trying this tomorrow!!! Sounds SCRUMPTOUS!!!

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    a farmer in the dell
    February 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    This is a game changer recipe for sure! you are brilliant. Yum

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    Katie from Katie's Cucina
    January 29, 2013 at 7:55 am

    This sounds amazing. I wasn’t introduced to the avocado until i was in my early twenties! I’ve been making up my time not eating them for all these years! THis looks great!

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      FarmgirlGourmet
      January 29, 2013 at 8:44 am

      They are so delish! You should try tossing in olive oil and lemon juice and grilling on a grill pan, then add to a fresh tomato salad. OH to the MY. It’s incredible!

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    30AEATS (@fromagechick)
    January 29, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I could taste test those all week! Looks delicious!

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    Cookin Canuck
    January 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Don’t you love when you’re brainstorming a recipe, and then something brilliant just snaps into place? This clearly happens to you often…and you’ve done it again with this avocado goodness.

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      FarmgirlGourmet
      January 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      You’re so sweet Dara. It was a fun one to make and delish to eat. I may be addicted to it and am already craving making it again. 🙂 I’m also craving your Canadian Bloody Mary. YUM!!!

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    inkatrinaskitchen
    January 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I’ll be right over……………

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    Milisa Armstrong
    January 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Holy smokes lady! This is delicious!!

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      FarmgirlGourmet
      January 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      They were realllllllllly good Miss. I need to make them again…like tomorrow. Testing – of course. 🙂

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