Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another recipe I've discovered in my quest to find reasons to use oven-dried tomatoes. This was developed in the Chicago Tribune test kitchen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix mayonnaise, dried tomatoes, chopped basil, and ground red pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet or on a foil-lined baking sheet in a 375°F oven until crisp.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Spread mayonnaise mixture over one side of each bread slice.
  5. Top four of the slices with a lettuce leaf; divide tomato slices over lettuce.
  6. Top lettuce with 3 strips of bacon and 2 basil leaves.
  7. Cover each with 1 slice bread.
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Probably because we both travel for a living, BLT's have become a standard lunch and dinner sandwich in our home. This mayo mixture was good, but I would season with S and P next time.

TEC March 21, 2004