Let’s have a B.L.A.S.T.! That is, a Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Shrimp and Tomato sandwich.


Now, I absolutely would’ve loved to say that I made up this clever name for this sandwich all on my own, but I was about to name it the BLATS until my husband suggested, “Why don’t you name it the BLAST instead? As in, we’re having a B.L.A.S.T.!” 

Anagrams are not my forte. 

Plus, eating something named BLATS doesn’t sound very appealing. 

It also wasn’t my plan to make a clever name. The ingredients just came together that way: a classic BLT with avocado and shrimp. BLTAS. Switch the letters around and we’ve just started a fantastic trend. Come on, let’s have a BLAST! 

I’m done now. 

But I would like to add that this sandwich is extraordinarily delicious. Made with a delightful combination of juicy lime chipotle marinated shrimp, crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, creamy avocado, and lime infused mayo slathered on a toasted, chewy ciabatta roll. That’s quite a tasty mouthful! 

And very easy to make. 


BLAST (Bacon, lettuce, avocado, shrimp and tomato sandwich) 

printable recipe 

Servings: 4 

Prep time: 30 minutes 


  • 4 sandwich rolls of any kind (I used Ciabatta rolls)
  • 16-20 shrimp, thawed and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp. Saucy Mama Lime Chipotle marinade
  • 6 slices of bacon, cut in half (12 small strips)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 large leaves of lettuce

Lime infused Mayo: 

  • 4 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1/4 lime, juiced
  • salt
  • pepper


1) Marinate shrimp with 2 Tbsp. of Saucy Mama Lime Chipotle marinade. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. 

2) As shrimp are marinating in the fridge, slice and toast rolls. Cook bacon in skillet until crispy. Place on plate lined with paper towel to drain excess grease. 

3) In a small bowl, squeeze lime juice into 4 tbsp. of mayo. Mix thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste. 

4) In a skillet on medium high, cook shrimp until they turn opaque (approx. 2-3 minutes). Place cooked shrimp in bowl. 

5) Slather mayo onto toasted rolls, assemble sandwiches with avocado slices, lettuce, 3 slices of bacon, 4-5 shrimp, and a slice of tomato. Serve and enjoy! 



All the ingredients to make a fantastic sandwich! 


I used Ciabatta rolls because they have just the right chewy/crispy combination. But you can also use the bread of your preference. 


These are medium-sized shrimp, so I used about 4-5 per sandwich. If you have larger shrimp, you might use less per sandwich. 


The secret sauce that gives the shrimp an extra kick! Lime chipotle gives whatever you’re marinating a slightly spicy but refreshing flavor. 


A couple tablespoons of marinade into the shrimp should do the trick. 


Stir it around and let it marinate in the fridge. 


Cut the slices of bacon in half, then cook on the skillet until crispy. 


Let the excess fat from the bacon drain off on paper towels. 


Slice rolls in half and toast to your liking. 




With a few squeezes of lime juice, along with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, you’ve just added some extra depth to your mayo! 

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Using a sharp knife, slice vertically around the length of the avocado. Pull apart gently. Squeeze and peel skin off the fruit. 


Slice thinly as shown above. 


In a skillet on medium high heat, cook shrimp until opaque (approx. 2-3 minutes). Set aside in a bowl. 


Doesn’t this look mouth-watering already? 


Slather mayo onto toasted rolls. 


Start assembling your sandwiches! 





Voilà! Gorgeous, aren’t they? 


To make sure you really understand how gorgeous they are, here are some more snapshots: 





I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! They were sooo good that I ate two of them! :)

31 Thoughts on “Let’s have a B.L.A.S.T.! That is, a Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Shrimp and Tomato sandwich.

  1. Wow! Now that’s a nice and thorough presentation. I can almost taste your sandwich. Last photo should make it to the top 9.

    Thank you and have a nice weekend Candy!

  2. Thank you Chris! This is actually for a contest I’m entered in. Thought I should’ve made it nice and thorough, so thank you for saying so! I feel better already… whew.

  3. The B.L.A.S.T. sandwiches look awesome! Your photos are fabulous as always!

  4. April in CT on August 21, 2009 at 11:05 pm said:

    I’m going to dream about these tonight, seriously. We have BLAT’s and now I’m excited to add the S in!! I’m going to be a dorkus and ask if you have any suggestions for an alternate marinade? If I were the least bit creative I could come up with one, but I’m severely lacking in that area.

    Beautiful pictures!

  5. Hummingbird – Thank you!

    April – Since I used lime chipotle marinade…I’m gonna say you can use a mixture of (equal parts) olive oil + cumin powder + canned chipotle chilies, and squeeze some lime juice into it. Sweet dreams! :)

  6. wow!! vat a mouth watering BLAST sandwich candy!! love the idea and the combo of bacon, lettuce, avocado and shrimp :) put one slice of cheese on my sandwich dear ;) hehe

  7. These look REALLY good! And avacado is so good for you too! Maybe SS will like these?…

  8. Nora – I wanted to put cheese on it…but I held back. Maybe next time :)

    Irish Pirate – They ARE really good :) I loved them, I could eat them everyday. Try them and see what you guys think!

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  10. BLTs are great! BLATs are even better! Now I am going to have to try the BLAST!!!

  11. Oh gosh, I love that you added shrimp! I love a BLT with avocado, but the shrimp on top of that sounds awesome. The ciabatta rolls look perfect, too. Yum.

  12. Kevin – It’s naturally the next step up, you know? It’s like when they made the Mach 3 razor, then the mach 4, then mach 5 etc. Why don’t they just make the Mach 10?!

    Carrie – Yea I agree it was awesome :) No really, it’s one of those things I can eat everyday of my entire life.

    I just noticed in my first photo, that’s alot of sandwiches I made. Hehe….

  13. I love this sandwich. It’s my favorite combination for an avocado sandwich.

  14. minimm12 on September 22, 2009 at 6:54 pm said:

    i wish i ate meat just so i could taste the deliciousness that is the BLAST

  15. woah! this looks kickass! shrimp? bacon? and avocado! Niiiiiice!

  16. Divina – Mine too. I want one again.

    Minimm – Make it without meat!!! The avocado and shrimp would be well worth it!!

    Alecho – if I could stuff more ingredients into this sandwich, I would.


    Avocado, bacon, shrimp….HEAVEN

  18. Jbkazooty on December 6, 2009 at 6:01 pm said:

    I’m a b.l.t.er forever all it needs is some alfalfa sprouts.Mmmmmmmmmmmm


  19. Beautifully and apparently tasty. Thank you.

  20. This tasty and absolutely fabulous!

  21. I could use your recipe for an alternative burger! I can’t differentiate a sandwich and a burger, lol :D

  22. this looks so delicious. i came across this for a project im doing in school. i cant wait to actually taste this sandwich when i go home for vacation. good job with the picks too. they really sell this sandwich

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  24. These look like awesome sandwiches. I’ve never seen shrimp in a BLT before. Novel idea!

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