The Ultimate Avocado BLT with Harissa Mayo

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The Ultimate Avocado BLT slathered with a Harissa Mayo that takes this sandwich over the top... that and it's BACON and AVOCADO people! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

The Ultimate Avocado BLT slathered with a Harissa Mayo that takes this sandwich over the top… that and it’s BACON and AVOCADO people!

There are times when writing comes so easy to me. I know exactly what I want to say and I literally have the entire post written in less than 20 minutes. Those are usually the times when I have a good story or when I have something on my heart that I want to share.

But today .. today is different.

The Ultimate Avocado BLT slathered with a Harissa Mayo that takes this sandwich over the top... that and it's BACON and AVOCADO people! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

I feel like I’m in this uninspired state … which is why I haven’t been super consistent this summer about posting on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. I still love what I’m doing and LOVE sharing my heart AND recipes with you guys.

But have realized that I need to not let my “task driven” personality take over and cause unneeded or wanted stress in my life. We have traveled a lot this summer and when I’m away from the kitchen it means I don’t get to make or photograph recipes …. deep breathe. What that typically does for me is put me into hyper task mode and I want to make a ton of recipes during the day to get caught up. But since it’s summer making a bunch of recipes means taking away time from Cason sooo… I took a deep breathe. Put aside my striving and relaxed. I am a food blogger but I’m also a MOM and he comes first. Bottom line.

The Ultimate Avocado BLT slathered with a Harissa Mayo that takes this sandwich over the top... that and it's BACON and AVOCADO people! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Plus there are days where I am just down right exhausted and I don’t want to sit down after a long day of cleaning, playing with Cason, working out, and making dinner to just sit down and work some more.

Ok, sorry this post is turning into something I didn’t think it would.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’m trying to find a balance in life. Doing things for me … working out, spending time with my little guy (I only have one more year before he goes to school full time), so that I’m inspired to do things for the blog! I know you guys have grace for me and aren’t sitting on the edge or your seat at 4am for my new recipe to come out …

All that to say. Thank you for being patient with me, for still coming back time and time again, and for reading my silliness! 🙂 It means the world!

The Ultimate Avocado BLT slathered with a Harissa Mayo that takes this sandwich over the top... that and it's BACON and AVOCADO people! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Now to transition you for my hot mess of thoughts in written form … I give you a token of BACON!

Bacon makes everything better! Especially when it’s smushed into between two pieces of toast and topped with Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado! All is right with the world when this sandwich is in your hands!

Not much can make a BLT better, but of course I always try and I think I hit the jackpot with this one … Harissa Mayo ya’ll. It’s a game changer!

The Ultimate Avocado BLT slathered with a Harissa Mayo that takes this sandwich over the top... that and it's BACON and AVOCADO people! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

This mayo comes together in less than a minute but will leave you savoring every bite of this Avocado BLT… it is hands down .. no comparision the BEST most ULTIMATE BLT sandwich I have ever had!

You need to try it! No excuses! It has less than 10 ingredients and takes 20 minutes to make which is perfect for those school nights!

I guarantee it will be a favorite! Bon Appetit friends!

The Ultimate Avocado BLT slathered with a Harissa Mayo that takes this sandwich over the top... that and it's BACON and AVOCADO people! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

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The Ultimate Avocado BLT with Harissa Mayo

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
  • Category: Sandwich, Kid Friendly, Easy Dinner Ideas

Ingredients

  • 12 strips of applewood smoked bacon
  • 2 beef steak (or heirloom) tomatoes, sliced thick
  • 8 leafs of butter lettuce
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 8 slices of multibread bread
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons harissa
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Place bacon strips in the skillet, cook each side until desired doneness. (I cook mine for 3-5 minutes per side so it’s somewhat crispy)
  3. Let bacon rest on a paper towel lined plate to let the grease drip off.
  4. While the bacon is resting, mix mayo, harissa, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and lime juice in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.
  5. Toast the bread in toaster.
  6. Assemble the Avocado BLT: one slice of bread, slather harissa mayo on it, 2 leafs of lettuce, 2 slices of tomato, 3 strips of bacon, half an avocado (sliced), top with the other slice of bread. Serve

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26 Responses
  1. Mmmmm. This is exactly what I want to eat today. I love that tomatoes are still perfectly in season, and that harissa mayo?! Stop it! So yummy. Also, I feel you on getting overwhelmed with blogging stuff. We put so much unnecessary pressure on ourselves to never miss a beat and sometimes we just need to stop take a break and admire all we’ve accomplished. Your blog is stunning, and I’m positive no one would mind if you took a day, a week, or even a month off from posting. 🙂

  2. Sue

    Looking to make a blt bar for 4th of July lunch and found you. Yeah!! So what is Harissa and I hope I can find it at my local grocery store?

    1. Ugh… I just saw this comment. Harissa is a middle eastern spicy red pepper sauce. It can be found in the international aisle. 🙂 And hope that BLT bar turned out well!

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