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BLT Avocado Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

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BLT Avocado Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

This month I’m focusing on salads for the New Year. Every year I get that itch to get rid of sweets and processed food. I’m so excited to be sharing my favorite salads with you. (See my salads here.)

First up is this BLT Avocado Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing – I can’t tell you how good all these flavors are together – the thick cut bacon, creamy avocado, fresh tomatoes and red onion, with a little feta for salt.

What really makes it for me is the homemade Creamy Herb Dressing. I try a lot of BLT salads but I never love the dressings. A traditional ranch feels a little too heavy and salty for me, but a vinaigrette doesn’t feel like enough. I finally made a recipe for one I love – and I’m sure you’ll love this dressing too! Just don’t get worried about the coconut milk – you cannot taste any coconut flavor – it just gives it a great creaminess while still being lighter than a traditional ranch.

BLT Avocado Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Author Shannon Lyon | Plum Street Collective


Creamy Herb Dressing

  • 1/2 c. Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. coconut milk
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 c. fresh parsley, rough chopped
  • 3 tbsp. fresh chives, rough chopped
  • 3 tbsp. fresh dill

Salad Ingredients

  • green leaf lettuce, chopped small
  • spinach
  • thick sliced bacon, cooked and cooled (2-3 slices per person)
  • avocado, sliced thinly (1/2 avocado per person)
  • grape tomatoes, quartered
  • feta cheese
  • red onions, finely diced
  • extra dill for garnish
  • fresh lemon juice for serving


Creamy Herb Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients except fresh herbs in blender. Puree until smooth. 
  • Add fresh herbs. If you'd like to see some of the herbs in the dressing, lightly pulse. If you'd like them completely pureed into dressing, blend on high speed until smooth.

Assembly of Salad

  • Start by making sure all ingredients are chopped. For each salad, per person, you'll want an even amount of ingredients. I eyeball a similar amount of tomatoes to bacon and avocado, with a smaller amount of red onions and feta.
  • To assemble salad, mix together spinach and green leaf lettuce. Place into the bottom of a salad bowl.
  • Top with chopped bacon, tomatoes, feta, and red onion. If you're waiting to serve the salad later or to bring to an event, wait to put avocado and dressing on top until just before serving. Otherwise, top with avocado.
  • Just before serving, slather salad with creamy herb dressing and toss well. 

Be sure to let me know if you make this BLT Avocado Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing and tag me @plumstreetcollective on Instagram. Thanks for reading!

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