Allergy-Friendly BLT Potato Skins With Egg-Free Chili-Lime Mayo

These BLT potato skins are bound to be a hit among family or friends. While mayo can sometimes be a minefield of allergens like egg or soy, our dressing is not only Top-8 free, but delightfully flavorful. Photo: Andrew Grinton

Makes: 16 potato skins and 1/2 cup of dip
Both recipes free of: gluten and all top allergens


Potato Skins
  • 8 medium (6 oz) russet potatoes
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 4 small to medium avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 4 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp + 3/4-1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • Allergy friendly cooking oil spray
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
Chili-Lime Mayo
  • ½ cup vegan, soy-free or regular mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Recipe Tips

1⅓ cups prepared allergy-friendly guacamole can be substituted for the avocados, lime juice and ½ teaspoon salt. But still stir in the baking soda.


Potato Skins

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Scrub potatoes and prick several times with a fork. Place potatoes directly on oven racks. Bake for 50 minutes or until tender. Let potatoes cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Lay bacon in a single layer in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, turning slices as needed, until browned, 15-20 minutes. Remove bacon to paper towels and let cool 10 minutes. Crumble bacon into small pieces.
  4. In a small bowl, use a fork to smash avocado with lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and baking soda until well-combined.
  5. Slice each cooled potato in half lengthwise and scoop out flesh, leaving about 1/4-inch border. Reserve the potato flesh for another use.
  6. Spray the potato skins, inside and outside, with oil and evenly sprinkle with 3/4-1 teaspoon salt and black pepper (if using). Place them skin side up on a baking sheet and broil for 3 minutes. Flip and broil for 3 minutes more, or until very lightly browned.
  7. Evenly spread avocado mixture inside the potato skin. Broil for 5 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle bacon pieces on the avocado mixture and top with lettuce and diced tomato and drizzle with chili-lime mayo.

Chili-Lime Mayo

  1. Place mayonnaise, lime juice chili powder, salt and garlic powder in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve

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