California BLT Justice Salad

This is Justice in a salad, about as American as you can get - bacon, lettuce and tomato with California avocado. Delicious!
BLT Justice Salad
California BLT Justice Salad

California BLT Justice Salad

I had planned on making a simple California BLT salad for dinner when my package of Justice Seasoning from Penzey’s arrived. I opened the jar to smell it and found it would make a great dressing for my salad.

What is a California BLT Salad? For some reason, marketers decided that anything that had avocado in it was automatically called “California”. So, this is a Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato salad with Avocado and a creamy, oniony salad dressing. It’s great on a hot day and it comes together quickly.

Please visit Penzey’s and get some of this seasoning.  It’s salt-free and has a wonderful onion flavor that compliments a lot of dishes. You could make great garlic bread with it, just add it to the butter and garlic spread.

This salad would go very nicely with a glass of your favorite white wine. If you want to use it as a side or starting salad, it would be fine to accompany burgers, chicken, or other foods coming off your grill.  Of course, you don’t have to wait for summer to have Justice salad, you can have it any time you like.

BLT Justice Salad

California BLT Justice Salad

This is Justice in a salad, about as American as you can get - bacon, lettuce and tomato with California avocado. Delicious!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Adrienne Boswell


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, sliced

For the Dressing


  • Mise En Place
    Mise En Place
  • Cook the bacon and chop it roughly. Set aside.
  • Break up the leave of lettuce into a nice salad bowl. Spread the green onion on the lettuce. Slice the tomato lengthwise and arrange it on top of the lettuce. Slice the avocado and arrange the slices on top of the lettuce. Put the bacon on top of the lettuce. Pour a little of the dressing over the salad.
  • Chiffonade the basil and sprinkle it over the dressing.
  • Serve the salad, then toss and serve with the extra dressing.


If you don't have Justice, please get some, but in the meantime, you could use Sunny Paris or even an onion dip seasoning.


Nutrition Facts
California BLT Justice Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 21g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 573mg25%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 Responses to California BLT Justice Salad

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  2. John says:

    You know, we need some damned justice around here. Don’t want to get political, but come on! I’m tired of all that #45 is doing to this country. Time to vote him and his enablers OUT!

  3. Erika says:

    Hey! Penzey’s! I love their stuff. I’m going to get some Justice of my own!

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