BLT Summer Roll Recipe with Avocado {GF, DF, Paleo}

BLT Summer Roll Recipe – The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form — in a Summer Roll recipe with Avocado – these are made with only six ingredients and 30 minutes and make for the perfect appetizer, lunch or light dinner. No bread to distract you from the full flavors of the real stars in the standard sandwich. Low carb, paleo, dairy free and gluten free. 

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BLT Summer Roll Recipe - The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form -- in a Summer Roll recipe with Avocado - these are made with only six ingredients and 30 minutes and make for the perfect appetizer, lunch or light dinner. No bread to distract you from the full flavors of the real stars in the standard sandwich. Low carb, paleo, dairy free and gluten free.

Summer roll recipe? YES! Lately I’ve been on a serious summer roll recipe kick. It’s what I’ve been craving and making several times in the past month.

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It must be the lack of fall here in Costa Rica. Instead of golden and red colored leaves floating through the sky and cold breezes it’s been hot sunlight and scorching temperatures.

It’s no wonder I’m not dying for my baked pork chops or roasted cauliflower soup at this time of year.

Instead I want cold no cook meals. Something light and crisp.

A Summer roll recipe is perfect for the occasion. Over the years I’ve made all sorts of appetizer “roll” style recipes – my current favorites being my avocado and mango summer rolls, vegan zucchini rolls, and turkey avocado rolls.

Now I wanted bacon though. Surprisingly whenever I travel internationally I crave BLTs. This happened the first time back in 2013 when D and I spent 9 months backpacking around Asia. One week it just hit me. I didn’t want Thai curries and noodles, I just wanted a proper well made BLT sandwich.

It sounds super simple, but when you’re in Asia it can be fairly difficult to find some western favorites sometimes.

I found a spot though. A small expat owned cafe in Chiang Mai, a city in Northern Thailand. They had a simple and delicious BLT. Well toasted bread, crunchy bacon, juicy tomatoes, refreshing lettuce and a light spread of mayo. For $2 it was perfect.

And the only thing I ate for a solid 2 or 3 days.

Sometimes you just have to give your body what it wants.

Here in Costa Rica that BLT urge came rolling by again. This time instead of bread I wanted to try making a BLT summer roll recipe, with avocado of course.

Who needs the bread anyway? It’s just a filler that dilutes the full flavor or the rest of the ingredients, if you ask me. We’re all just really trying to get more of key ingredients – bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomatoes. I mostly just need a convenient way to package all of these ingredients together and rice paper wrappers serve their purpose well in this situation.

BLT Summer Roll Recipe - The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form -- in a Summer Roll recipe with Avocado - these are made with only six ingredients and 30 minutes and make for the perfect appetizer, lunch or light dinner. No bread to distract you from the full flavors of the real stars in the standard sandwich. Low carb, paleo, dairy free and gluten free.

With this BLT summer roll recipe you just have to cook the bacon, chop the other ingredients, wet the rice paper and roll everything up.

I didn’t tuck the ends of wrappers in for a bit of a messy free form look. This also cuts out some prep time so that’s always nicely appreciated.

For this summer roll recipe you just need six ingredients – bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, mayonnaise and rice paper wrappers.

Simple, to the point, and delicious. Crunchy bacon, smooth and creamy avocado and mayo, juicy tomatoes and refreshing lettuce, all wrapped up in silky soft rice paper rolls.

With this BLT summer roll recipe you really get the full flavor of the most important ingredients.

Light, low carb and hearty these make for a perfect lunch or light dinner meal.

I’m enjoying these in 90 degree whether but I have a feeling these are great year round.

And since I’m now in an indulge type of mood, I might just continue on to dessert – as in my flourless chocolatey vegan protein brownies and vegan chocolate hazelnut truffles.

What do you think of summer rolls? Do you love them as much as I do? I can eat them all day long, day after day, just switch up the fillings on me a bit, and I’m happy. I just love how super light and refreshing they are, with none of those heavy carbs or that feeling that I hate after eating a big bread filled sandwich.

I’ll take a summer roll over a sandwich anyday! Especially now that I’ve found a way to turn my favorite BLT into summer roll recipe form.

BLT Summer Roll Recipe - The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form -- in a Summer Roll recipe with Avocado - these are made with only six ingredients and 30 minutes and make for the perfect appetizer, lunch or light dinner. No bread to distract you from the full flavors of the real stars in the standard sandwich. Low carb, paleo, dairy free and gluten free.

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BLT Summer Rolls with Avocado {GF, DF}

BLT Summer Roll Recipe - The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form -- in a Summer Roll recipe with Avocado - these are made with only six ingredients and 30 minutes and make for the perfect appetizer, lunch or light dinner. No bread to distract you from the full flavors of the real stars in the standard sandwich. Low carb, paleo, dairy free and gluten free.

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 - 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 - 1 avocado
  • 4 rice paper wrappers
  • 4 large butter lettuce leaves
  • 8 teaspoons mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in pan until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Fill large bowl with warm water and dip rice paper rolls in water until soft. Place on plate in front of you.
  3. Layer lettuce, tomato, avocado, 2 slices bacon and mayonnaise on the rice paper roll.
  4. Keeping the ends open tightly roll the rice paper away from you.
  5. Slice in half.
  6. Repeat with remaining rice paper wrappers.
Cuisine: Low Carb | Recipe Type: Lunch
7.6.2
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Calories
2223 cal
Fat
120 g
Carbs
233 g
Protein
50 g


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43 Comments

These look so good... Im kind of afraid I might eat them for days and days... I mean bacon and avocado without bread? Yes, Im sure Im going to want this for lunch every day for a while..... :)
There's something about bacon that screams "home" isn't there?! I love traveling and tasting all the local foods, but like you, when I've been out for a length of time, I need something that's home-cooked flavors. I love your twist on the BLT - turning it into a summer roll is genius!
Oh absolutely about bacon screaming home! And yes when you've been away for a while you really do get that urge to feel some sort of home in the food : )
That is too funny. Konrad seems to get crazy BLT cravings every time we are in Asia as well :) Tomorrow is his birthday and we are going to a Western breakfast place here in Chiang Mai. I bet you there will at least be bacon in his meal :) And your summer rolls look amazing!
Lettuce wrapped burgers are the best!! I make those all the time! Would love to hear which ones you've been making and can't wait to follow along your new Canada journey!!!
First try at rolling them didn't go well but after I got the hang of it they were easy to make and a big hit with the family
Glad to hear that about the initial attempt it all worked out! It can be find of tricky figuring out how to roll them up nicely -- took me a few tries as well!
Where do I find the rice paper wraps in Southern California, since I need to eat gluten free this is perfect for me?
You can usually find them in the Asian aisle of a regular supermarket. Whole Foods definitely has them as do all Asian grocery stores. Or you can order them online on Amazon.
These look delicious! Do you have any experience making these ahead of time? Wondering if they'd store ok in the fridge before eating them.
Happy Friday! Just letting you know I featured this in my weekly Low-Carb Recipe Love on Fridays post. Hope a lot of my readers will click over here and get the recipe!
Can you tell me the diameter of the wrappers? I would use the low carb tortillas because I am low carb. Are they the taco size?
Thanks! I think an avocado aioli (blended avocado with a bit of coconut cream, cilantro, lime juice and clove of garlic) should do the trick!
If making these ahead of time make sure to drizzle the avocado with lemon or lime juice that should help delay the browning process. But yes eventually the avocado will start to turn brown.
Sorry just getting to this comment now, if you're still looking for side ideas roasted potatoes with garlic and basil or baked sweet potato fries would work well as a side!
Can you tell me if I can make these ahead like the night before. I have a kitchen tea at 1pm. Just concerned about the avocado going brown Thank you
I think these should be fine if made the night before. Just make sure to squeeze some lemon or lime juice on the avocado before adding it to the summer rolls to help prevent browning.
I was wondering how long these might last in the fridge, either wrapped tightly or in a sealed container. They look like a perfect light but healthy small portion lunch for my daughter and I. We are going to try making our lunches for the week on Sunday afternoons
Apologies for the delayed response. Unfortunately I do not know if these would last long in the fridge - I am concerned the bacon will not be crispy if these are kept overnight or for 2 days in the fridge. If you do end up storing these for a bit of time, please let me know how well they keep! Every time I made them I ate them immediately!