BLT Lettuce Wraps with Avocado

updated Jan 29, 2020
summer
BLT Lettuce Wraps with Avocado

Easy low-carb lettuce wraps filled with bacon, tomatoes, and avocado.

Serves4

Prep10 minutes

Cook15 minutes to 20 minutes

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These crisp and crave-able lettuce wraps are inspired by the beloved BLT, but because we ditched the bread, they’re lighter and fresher for summer. Replacing the bread with tender Bibb leaves also means these wraps are low-carb and keto-friendly. Oh, and don’t worry — there’s still just as much bacon as the original.

Lettuce Wraps for Lunch, Dinner, or Anytime in Between

These colorful wraps are simple and satisfying. You’ll pile juicy cherry tomatoes, smoky bacon, and buttery avocado inside crisp lettuce leaves, then drizzle everything with a creamy lemon-chive dressing. They make for a fun lunch, a hearty appetizer, or even a light dinner. Better yet, bake the bacon ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. That way you can make these BLT lettuce wraps almost immediately whenever the craving strikes.

Credit: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: CC Buckley/Kitchn

BLT Lettuce Wraps with Avocado

Easy low-carb lettuce wraps filled with bacon, tomatoes, and avocado.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes to 20 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 8

    leaves from 1 medium head butter lettuce, such as Boston or Bibb

  • 6 slices

    bacon (about 6 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons

    mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon

    finely chopped chives

  • 1 tablespoon

    freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/8 teaspoon

    freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pint

    cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1

    medium avocado, diced

Instructions

  1. Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven and heat to 400°F. Lined a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

  2. Lay the bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until deep golden-brown and crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Meanwhile, stir the mayonnaise, chives, lemon juice, and pepper together in a small bowl; set aside.

  3. Once the bacon is cool, transfer it to a cutting board and coarsely chop it. Fill each lettuce leaf with tomatoes, bacon, and avocado. Drizzle with the dressing and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Make ahead: The bacon can be cooked and chopped a day ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.