Total Time
15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

A delicious BLT sandwich prepared either with bacon or vegetarian bacon. I came up with this recipe after having just come home from the farmers' market with a large bag of fresh produce, a rumbly tummy, and determination on my face. If you're taking the vegetarian route, you can use Morning Star Farms' brand fake bacon ("facon") or we prefer to use tempeh bacon because the slices are thick. For regular bacon, if you're a black pepper lover, try pepper bacon from the deli! My brother suggested the optional avocado and sprouts.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook bacon until crisp and set aside on a paper towel to soak up the grease, if necessary.
  2. You can toast or leave untoasted the bread. Cut bread into sandwich slices.
  3. Spread a little bit of mayonnaise or pesto onto one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Layer the bacon, the salad greens, the tomatoes, the red onion, and basil leaves, the avocado and alfalfa sprouts if using onto one slice of bread. I use about four basil leaves for each sandwich. Season sandwich with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Place the other slice of bread on top and very gently push down on the sandwich.
  6. Cut in half or in quarters.
  7. Serve with a smile on your face.
Most Helpful

One of my favorite sandwiches. Avocados are so plentiful here and we eat them all year long. Added the sprouts and tomatoes and of course, the bacon. Delish!

DailyInspiration June 24, 2016

Yum! I used seeded bread, applewood bacon, and the avocado along with radicchio and romaine lettuce. The fresh herbs and summer tomatoes add to the flavors and make this a must have summer sandwich. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D June 19, 2016

These jazzed up a regular blt wonderfully. A wonderful hit

MarraMamba June 14, 2015