BLT Spinach Salad with Avocado Chive Dressing

A healthier version of the BLT: bacon, tomato and spinach salad with avocado in the salad and whipped into the creamy buttermilk chive dressing.

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 4-6 servings. 1x



For the salad

  • 4 cups fresh spinach, washed and dried
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ of an avocado, diced
  • 2 ounces gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled

For the dressing

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk or kefif
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ of an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic scape or garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons water


  1. In a large salad bowl, toss together spinach, bacon, tomatoes, ½ of an avocado (diced) and blue cheese.
  2. In a blender, blend together buttermilk, yogurt, ½ avocado, chives, garlic, lemon juice, pepper and salt. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons to thin out the dressing (based on how thick you like it) and blend together.
  3. Serve salad with dressing on the side.