Low-Carb Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Wrap Recipe

BLT Lettuce Wraps
BLT Lettuce Wraps. Photo: Laura Dolson
Total Time 20 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 10 min
Yield 3 to 4 Low-Carb BLT Wraps

This recipe for low-carb bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT) wrap gives you all the delicious, classic flavors you crave without all the bread. Using a large lettuce leaf as the wrap not only helps you ditch the bread, but adds a clever and healthy twist to this classic sandwich.

Though for 10 months of the year, I don't even bother with tomatoes as they all seem to be those pale, grainy, wannabee tomatoes that come on every restaurant salad. But, in late summer, why resist the call of the tomato, fresh from the farm or your home garden?

Here's my favorite way to have the classic BLT sandwich flavors without the bread. I also love to add avocado for delicious a BLTA wrap.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw chopped tomatoes
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (regular)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 3 to 4 large leaves of green lettuce

Preparation

  1. Mix 1/2 cup raw chopped tomatoes with 3 slices crisp crumbled bacon, 2 tablespoons regular mayonnaise, and a generous amount of black pepper.
     
  2. Divide mixture into the center of the 3 or 4 large lettuce leaves, and wrap in either a burrito or taco shape.

Nutritional Information: The entire recipe has 5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, and 362 calories.

Note: This recipe, while low in carbohydrates, is not a great protein source as most of the calories (approximately 202 calories) come from the fat in the mayonnaise.

But this doesn't mean that it can't be a part of your healthy diet!

More Low-Carb Sandwich Options

Low-Carb Roast Beef Wrap Recipe: This is a low-carb tortilla wrap with 3 ounces of lean roast beef.

Low-Carb Fast FoodHow to choose wisely at fast-food restaurants when you're following a low-carbohydrate diet.

Avocados Have It All Over Mayonnaise

Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, a heart-healthy oil which may have other health benefits as well. Avocados are also rich in phytonutrients, including lutein and other carotenoids, which can help protect cells from damage, and they are high in fiber as well.

Mayonnaise is also almost entirely fat (though not, of course, saturated fat, since it's made from liquid oil) and it has calories -- about 100 calories per tablespoon.  But mayo lacks all the nutrients of avocado, so consider mashed avocado as a substitute.  But of course, you can use you both if you like!

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