Total Time
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


  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

These jazzed up a regular blt wonderfully. A wonderful hit

MarraMamba June 14, 2015

I made these today for an ANZAC Day family get-together and they were a big hit.I used multi-grain bread rolls,which I lightly toasted. Followed the directions and used mayo, real bacon and the optional avocado and sprouts. The basil is a great addition, giving a lovely fresh flavour to the sandwich. Next time I'll give the pesto a try.

Fairy Nuff April 25, 2006

this is nice thanks for posting dee

Dienia B. October 26, 2005