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Lunch To Go – Paleo BLT Salad

Now that I’m Paleo, I sure miss my BLT sandwiches. Bet you do too. Well here’s the next best (and dare I say even better!) thing…

With wheat bread on the Paleo no-fly list, I was trying to figure out a healthier version of the BLT – complete with a yummy mayo knockoff. Who doesn’t love a BLT – maybe with a little avocado?

I’ve seen a whole lot of bloggers posting homemade mayo recipes online lately. I’d never tried it until now. Geez…what took me so long? Everyone said it was super easy, and it is! The best part is you can add your own personal touch to the Paleo mayo and use it for salads, dressings, or anything else you want. Give it a spin for yourself! I bet you never look back!

The Paleo mayo along with this BLT salad makes a great 5-minute lunch. Literally. I mentioned a while ago I would come up with some easy Paleo lunch-to-go recipes for you. Well here’s one that’s super-fast and really hits the spot.

I added some extra crunch to this BLT salad with some celery – but you can leave it out if you like. And the Paleo-style mayo can be prepared in just a few minutes. Easy!

Whip this bad boy up on Sunday evening and you can have an easy go-to Paleo lunch or light dinner for a couple of days. It’s flavorful, filling, and ticks off all the Paleo-approved boxes.

Enjoy!

BLT Salad

BLT Salad

Ingredients

    Salad
  • 2-3 cups of cooked chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped small
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 8-10 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped
  • Butter lettuce (or leafy greens of your choice)
  • Paleo "Mayo" Dressing
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup avocado (or you can substitute extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the Paleo "mayo" dressing first...
  2. Combine oil, egg, garlic, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and salt & pepper
  3. Use a stick blender (also called an immersion blender if you have one) in a tall container to combine. In one minute your mayo salad dressing is done! It's awesome!
  4. Next, season your chicken with whatever spices you would like. I just used some seasoning salt and pepper and a pinch of cayenne
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, tomatoes, celery, and bacon
  6. Add your mayo as desired
  7. Now add your avocado slices or cubes. I do this last so they don't get mashed
  8. Add salt & pepper to taste
  9. Put some butter lettuce, or lettuce of your choice, on a plate and scoop in some salad!
  10. Yum-O!
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