Keto BLT Bites

Whip up these tasty Keto BLT Bites in just 20 minutes! 🥒🥑🥓 Crispy bacon, creamy avocado, and fresh veggies on cucumber slices make the perfect low-carb snack or appetizer. Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious! 🌟
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Hey there, fellow keto enthusiasts! I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorite snack recipes with you today—Keto BLT Bites! 🥑🥓 These little bites of joy are super easy to make and packed with flavor. Imagine crispy bacon, creamy avocado, and fresh tomatoes all on crunchy cucumber slices. Trust me, they’re as delicious as they sound! Plus, they’re ready in just 20 minutes. Perfect for when you need a quick snack or a tasty appetizer. Let’s get cooking!

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What you’ll need to make these Keto BLT Bites

Serves: 4

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 medium English cucumber
  • 6 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 large avocado (sliced)
  • 1-2 medium tomatoes, (sliced and cut into portions to fit cucumber slices)
  • 1⁄4 cup cilantro (chopped)

Let’s talk about the stars of this recipe—the key ingredients that make these Keto BLT Bites so amazing! 🥒🥑 First up, bacon. I mean, who doesn’t love crispy, savory bacon? It adds that perfect crunch and a burst of flavor in every bite. Next, we have the cool and refreshing cucumber slices. They’re not only the perfect base for our bites, but they also add a nice, fresh crunch. Then, there’s the creamy avocado. Rich in healthy fats, it brings that smooth, buttery texture we all crave. Fresh tomato slices add a pop of color and a juicy, tangy flavor that complements the bacon beautifully. And finally, we sprinkle on some chopped cilantro for that extra zing and a touch of herby freshness. These ingredients come together to create a snack that’s not only delicious but also healthy and keto-friendly. It’s a win-win! 🌿🥳

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What you’ll need to do

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 min

Cook the Bacon: Grab your bacon slices and lay them out in a cold skillet. No overlapping, just a nice single layer. Turn the heat to medium and let the magic happen. Flip them as needed until they’re crispy and perfect—about 10-12 minutes should do it.

Cool the Bacon: When your bacon is all crispy and wonderful, take it out and place it on a paper towel-lined plate. Let it cool down while you get everything else ready.

Slice the Cucumber: While the bacon is cooling, slice your cucumber at a slight angle. You’re aiming for about 12 nice slices.

Break the Bacon: Once the bacon is cool enough to handle, break it into smaller strips. Try not to eat it all at this stage!

Assemble the Bites: Now for the fun part—assembly! Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of mayo on each cucumber slice. Top with a few pieces of that delicious bacon, a slice or two of avocado, and a bit of tomato. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro for that extra zing.

Serve these little bites right away and watch them disappear. Enjoy your tasty Keto BLT Bites!

Keto BLT Bites

Some possible substitution and improvisation ideas

Here are some fun substitutions and improvisation ideas to mix things up with your Keto BLT Bites:

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Protein Swap: If you’re not a bacon fan or want to try something different, swap out the bacon for turkey bacon, prosciutto, or even crispy pancetta.

Veggie Base: Instead of cucumber slices, you could use zucchini rounds, bell pepper slices, or even small lettuce leaves for a different texture and flavor.

Spread Options: If you’re not into mayonnaise, try spreading a little cream cheese, guacamole, or a dab of pesto on the cucumber slices for a unique twist.

Extra Crunch: For an added crunch, sprinkle some chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, or almonds on top of your bites.

Cheese Please: Add a small slice of your favorite cheese, like cheddar, mozzarella, or even a sharp blue cheese for an extra layer of flavor.

Herb Variations: Not a fan of cilantro? No problem! Fresh basil, parsley, or dill would also work great and add a different herbal note.

Pickled Twist: Add a slice of pickled jalapeño or a small piece of pickle for an extra tangy kick.

Spicy Kick: If you like it spicy, sprinkle some red pepper flakes, add a drop of hot sauce, or use spicy mayo instead.

Feel free to get creative and make these bites your own! The possibilities are endless, and it’s all about finding what combinations you enjoy the most. Happy experimenting! 🥳

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Keto BLT Bites

Some useful tips for the recipe

Here are some useful tips to help you perfect your Keto BLT Bites:

Crispy Bacon: For the crispiest bacon, start cooking it in a cold skillet and gradually bring the heat up. This helps render the fat evenly and prevents burning. You can also bake the bacon in the oven at 400°F on a wire rack over a baking sheet for about 15-20 minutes.

Uniform Cucumber Slices: To ensure each bite is balanced, try to cut the cucumber slices as evenly as possible. Using a mandoline can help you get consistent thickness.

Avocado Freshness: To keep the avocado from browning, squeeze a bit of lemon or lime juice over the slices. This not only preserves the color but also adds a nice zesty flavor.

Assembly Line: Set up all your ingredients in an assembly line before you start putting the bites together. This makes the process quicker and ensures each bite gets the right amount of each ingredient.

Chilling Ingredients: Keep your ingredients, especially the cucumber and avocado, chilled before assembly. This makes the bites extra refreshing.

Alternative Spreads: If your mayo is too thick to spread easily, mix it with a tiny bit of water or olive oil to smooth it out.

Seasoning: Lightly season your avocado and tomato slices with salt and pepper before assembling. This brings out their natural flavors and enhances the overall taste of the bites.

Serving Suggestions: These bites are best served immediately to keep the cucumber crisp. If you need to prepare them ahead of time, store the components separately and assemble just before serving.

Extra Garnish: A sprinkle of sesame seeds or a light drizzle of balsamic glaze can add an extra touch of flavor and make the bites look even more appealing.

Customization: Feel free to customize the amounts based on your preference. Like more avocado? Go for it! Prefer extra bacon? Add a few more pieces. These bites are flexible and easy to tailor to your taste.

These tips should help you create the perfect Keto BLT Bites every time! Enjoy your cooking adventure! 🥳

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Some serving suggestions

Here are some fun and creative serving suggestions for your Keto BLT Bites:

Party Platter: Arrange your Keto BLT Bites on a large, decorative platter. Garnish with extra cilantro or parsley for a pop of color. Perfect for parties and gatherings!

Bite-Sized Appetizers: Serve these bites on a wooden cutting board or a slate cheese board with toothpicks. This makes it easy for guests to grab and enjoy.

Accompanied with Dips: Pair your Keto BLT Bites with a selection of keto-friendly dips like guacamole, ranch dressing, or a spicy aioli. This adds extra flavor and variety. Try our dip recipes.

Salad Addition: Place a few Keto BLT Bites on top of a fresh, green salad. This turns your snack into a light, refreshing meal. Try our many salad recipes.

Lunchbox Snack: Pack these bites in a lunchbox with some extra veggies, nuts, and cheese for a satisfying keto-friendly lunch or snack on the go.

Themed Presentation: For a themed gathering, serve these bites alongside other keto appetizers like deviled eggs, cheese skewers, and stuffed mushrooms. Create a keto appetizer buffet!

Elegant Touch: Serve each Keto BLT Bite on individual spoons or small plates for a more elegant presentation at a dinner party.

Garnish with Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle a few fresh herbs like dill or basil over the bites just before serving to add a burst of fresh flavor and a beautiful presentation.

Pair with Drinks: These bites go great with a glass of dry white wine, sparkling water with a slice of lime, or even a low-carb cocktail. Perfect for a casual happy hour.

Appetizer Tower: Use a tiered serving tray to create an appetizer tower. Place the Keto BLT Bites on one tier and other keto-friendly snacks on the others for an impressive display.

These serving suggestions will not only make your Keto BLT Bites look fantastic but also enhance the overall eating experience. Enjoy! 🥳

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Some storage suggestions

Here are some storage suggestions to keep your Keto BLT Bites fresh and delicious:

Separate Storage: Store each component separately if you plan to prepare the bites ahead of time. Keep the bacon, cucumber slices, avocado, tomato, and cilantro in separate containers. This helps maintain their texture and flavor.

Airtight Containers: Use airtight containers to store the ingredients. This helps prevent the avocado from browning and keeps the cucumber and bacon crispy.

Refrigeration: Store all components in the refrigerator. Bacon can be kept in an airtight container with a paper towel to absorb any excess grease. Avocado slices can be stored with a bit of lemon or lime juice to prevent browning.

Short-Term Storage: If you need to store assembled Keto BLT Bites for a short period (e.g., a few hours), place them in an airtight container and keep them refrigerated. It’s best to consume them within the same day for optimal freshness.

Reassembly: If you’ve stored the components separately, quickly assemble the bites just before serving. This ensures the cucumber remains crisp and the bacon stays crunchy.

Avoid Freezing: Freezing is not recommended as it can alter the texture of the cucumber and avocado, making them mushy upon thawing.

Prep in Advance: You can cook the bacon and chop the cilantro ahead of time and store them in the fridge. Slice the cucumber, avocado, and tomato closer to the time you plan to serve the bites to keep them fresh.

By following these storage tips, you can ensure your Keto BLT Bites remain tasty and fresh for your next snack or gathering! 🥑🥓🥒

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And there you have it—Keto BLT Bites that are sure to impress! 🌟 I hope you love these as much as I do. They’re perfect for any occasion, whether you’re chilling at home or hosting friends. Quick, easy, and totally satisfying. Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy snacking, my friends! 🥳

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Glycemic Index: 34 (Low) Glycemic Load: 2 (Low)

Keto BLT Bites

Looking for a quick and yummy keto snack? Try my Keto BLT Bites! With crispy bacon, avocado, and tomatoes on cucumber slices, they’re ready in just 20 minutes and perfect for any occasion. Deliciously simple and keto-friendly! 

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 20 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Estimated Cost: 8 Best Season: Summer

What you'll need...

What you'll need to do...

  1. Step 1:

    Place bacon slices in a single layer in a cold, large skillet. Heat over medium heat. Cook bacon, flipping as needed, until cooked through and crispy 10-12 minutes.

  2. Step 2:

    As bacon slices finish cooking, remove from heat and place on a paper towel  lined plate to drain. Set aside to cool.

  3. Step 3:

    Meanwhile, slice cucumber at an angle into 12 slices.

  4. Step 4:

    Once the bacon is cooled, break into smaller strips.

  5. Step 5:

    Assemble BLT bites by spreading each cucumber slice with 1/2 teaspoon of mayo. Add a few piece of bacon and avocado slices. Add tomato slices and cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 280kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24.64g38%
Sodium 580.11mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 6.29g3%
Dietary Fiber 2.81g12%
Sugars 2.11g
Protein 9.67g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I make these ahead of time?

  • Yes, you can prepare the individual components (bacon, cucumber slices, etc.) ahead of time and assemble them just before serving. However, for the freshest taste and texture, it's best to assemble the bites shortly before serving.

How long do these bite stay fresh?

cucumber. However, you can store the individual components separately in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. Just be sure to keep them in airtight containers to maintain freshness.

Can I use other types of bacon?

  • Absolutely! Feel free to use turkey bacon, beef bacon, or even vegan bacon as a substitute. Just cook them according to package instructions until crispy.

What can I use instead of mayonnaise?

  • If you're not a fan of mayonnaise, you can use alternatives like Greek yogurt, sour cream, or avocado spread. Experiment with different spreads to find the flavor you prefer.

Are these bites suitable for meal prep?

  • While you can prepare the components ahead of time, these bites are best assembled just before serving to maintain their freshness and texture. However, you can include them in your meal prep by portioning out the individual components for quick assembly later.

Can I make these bites dairy-free?

  • Yes! Simply omit the cheese or use a dairy-free alternative. You can also skip the mayonnaise or use a dairy-free version.

How can I make these bites spicier?

  • To add some heat, you can sprinkle red pepper flakes on top of the assembled bites or incorporate sliced jalapeños into the toppings. You can also use a spicy mayo or hot sauce for an extra kick.

Can I add other toppings?

  • Absolutely! Get creative with your toppings. Consider adding sliced olives, diced onions, crumbled feta cheese, or even a drizzle of balsamic glaze for extra flavor and variety.

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