BLT Tostadas with Spicy Guacamole

5 from 4 votes

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Wanting something different, I found these BLT Tostadas with Guacamole a perfect fit. A Mexican twist on an American classic sandwich – bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and a spiced up guacamole made with diced jalapeño and red onion all atop a crunchy tostada came to my rescue! I hope you think so too.

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Seeing as I live in San Diego, right near the border of Mexico, I figured I would put a Mexican spin on the American BLT.

This week we are hiking around Utah and Arizona with family and I wish we had a few of these to snack on! We are going to Bryce, Zion and Snow Canyon to name a few of the national parks. It’s simply beautiful. My thoughts on vacations has always been to go somewhere far away and explore a new culture and history, but America has so many gorgeous destinations, too and I am loving it.

There is nothing better than fresh guacamole, and while I enjoy mine simply with some lemon juice, salt and pepper, I spiced this up a bit by adding diced, fresh jalapeños and red onions. I kept it chunky and not too blended. It would be the base on which I lay the crispy, thick,  black peppered bacon. I thinly sliced, almost shredded some iceberg lettuce on top of that and then the tomatoes. These were some super plump, luscious Roma tomatoes I sliced and seasoned with some fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt. To top it all off I garnished with some leftover chopped jalapeños, red onion and cilantro.

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Can I just say these were superb! Crunchy, salty, filled with fresh, chilled vegetables with a nice bite of spice. The chunky guacamole was so good with the addition of the pepper and onion and when mixed with the salty, thick bacon bite after bite made me a happy camper.

These were super easy to put together and easy to handle. I love hand held food and it wasn’t messy or dripping down my hands as some handheld sandwiches can do.

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I think what made it was that the guacamole, lettuce and tomatoes were chilled and contrasted with the warm bacon and crunchy, corn tostada shell. Perfecto!

For other tasty Mexican influenced meals try my Easy Chicken Tamale Pie or my Green Chili Pork with Red Potatoes. Enjoy!

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BLT Tostadas with Guacamole - A Mexican twist on an American classic sandwich - bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and a spicy guacamole all atop a crunchy tostada.

BLT Tostadas with Guacamole

5 from 4 votes
BLT Tostadas with Guacamole. A Mexican twist on an American classic sandwich – bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and a guacamole made with diced jalapeño & red onion all atop a crunchy tostada. 
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes


  • 12 slices black pepper bacon , cooked crispy
  • 1/2 head of iceberg lettuce , sliced thin
  • 3 Roma tomatoes , sliced
  • 6 corn tostada shells
  • 3 avocados , seeded, mashed chunky
  • 1/2 lemon , juice only
  • 1 jalapeño pepper , diced
  • 1/2 red onion , diced
  • cilantro for garnish


  • In a large skillet add the bacon, turn on heat to medium and slowly render, turning to cook evenly and do not burn. Remove when crispy and set aside. Save bacon grease for other use.
  • Seeds fresh jalapeños and dice. Dice red onion and juice half the lemon. Slice the Roma tomatoes. Slice the iceberg lettuce very thin and set aside.
  • Seed avocados and place in a bowl. Add lemon juice, jalapeno, red onion, salt and pepper to taste. Mash to combine, but keep chunky.
  • Divide the guacamole evenly over the tostada shells. Place two slices of bacon on top. Add shredded lettuce, lay two or three slice of Roma tomato on top and season with cracked fresh black pepper and kosher salt. Garnish with any leftover jalapeño, red onion and cilantro.


Nutrition information per BLT Tostada.


Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.4g | Protein: 12.2g | Fat: 46.5g | Saturated Fat: 12.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22.6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 38.3mg | Sodium: 638.3mg | Fiber: 9.8g | Sugar: 3.1g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Western
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    1. Thanks Ben, they are fun and super easy to make too. I always make extra guac, you can never have too much!

  1. What a clever idea, Kevin! I’ve been craving some fresh Mexican food lately, and I think these BLT tostadas would satisfy that craving quite well. I hope you guys are having an awesome weekend out there!

    1. Thanks Dave, we had an awesome weekend and my pup Oliver turned three, so we took them on a great hike up on Mt Laguna. Although we didn’t have any of these to snack on when we got home, I packed us some Carnitas burritos for the ride back. The dogs were out cold, sleeping in the back as we drove, and we ate on our drive home. Perfect morning!

  2. This BLT tostada would make me a happy camper too! I’m also a minimalist with my guacamole, but I love that you jazzed it up here. Gorgeous photos too!

  3. 5 stars
    Okayyy, these are stunning and look amazing! We used to take bets who could eat the most BLT’s…my mom was always certain she could beat us all- though we never actually tried it, it was fun to think about! haha! I don’t know – we just might have to compete with this one! Thanks, Kevin!

  4. Oh boy, I could eat wayyyyyyy too many of these blt tostadas!! I LOVE that you put a Mexican spin on it, because Mexican is one of my favorites too (really what’s not to love about Mexican food??)! I like my guac’ the same way as you- chunky and spicy… hey kinda like me! Lol!! These are terrific, Kevin! Plus they are easy to make, which is perfect because my kitchen is in boxes… this will be the first thing I put together once I move! These tostadas and a cold beer out on my new deck… boxes can wait to be unpacked! Yay to that!! Cheers, buddy!!

    1. Hi Chey! I am picturing you crunching on a couple of these with a cold beer in hand on that new deck after the move. Sending good vibes the move and everything goes smoothly and congrats again!

  5. Hey Kevin! I probably buy more tortillas, chipotles in adobo and refried beans than anyone else around here! These look so fresh and so appropriate given the high temps here! We are just finishing off David’s BLT pasta salad, but I’m definitely up for these! Our tomatoes are going crazy this year – I’m guessing that we are going to have to start canning very soon!

    1. Boy, you guys have quite the production happening down there! So, what you’re saying is you’d make a great Mexican restaurant happen in your neck of the woods? LOL 🙂

  6. I like the recipe mashup. Very cool! Nice flavor combos, especially with the spicy guacamole. Must. Have. Guacamole!

    1. Thanks Mike! I must say I probably make it twice a week, a very nice neighbor shares her over load of avocados. Lucky me. 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Oh my word! Perfect gluten-free BLTs!! I know what’s on the menu this weekend. Superb idea and your photos are incredible, Kevin.