BLT With Smoked Bacon, Beefsteak Tomato, Arugula and Lemon Aioli

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

Big name for a sandwich! I got this from The Panera Bread Cookbook, the original called for apple-wood smoked bacon but I just had regular smoked bacon and it was terrific. I loved the very easy to make lemon aioli in this sandwich, it gives it a nice twang.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread butter very thinly on one side of all 4 slices of bread and toast till golden brown.
  2. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat till it's crisp, about 4-6 minutes and drain on paper towels.
  3. To make the aioli, whisk the mayo and lemon juice together and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread the aioli on the buttered side of all the bread slices, top 2 of the slices with arugula, tomato and bacon and then place remaining two slices, aioli side down, on the 2 sandwiches.
  5. Cut in half and serve.
Most Helpful

A wonderful twist on a classic. I also skipped the the butter to cut few calories. Thank you so much for sharing.

Katanashrp November 14, 2011

The Peppery Arugula and Lemon Aioli work so nice together. I oven cook my bacon using my Bacon Oven Cooked With Black Pepper & Brown Sugar Oven Cooked Bacon With Black Pepper and Brown Sugar which added even more pepper flavor. I didn't butter and pan fry the bread because I didn't want the extra fat! And I didn't miss it! Thanks for posting this quick, easy & delish recipe!

Rita~ August 04, 2005