The "Expert" BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

How can you beat this?? All the perfect ingredients are between two slices of lightly toasted bread...the juicy height-of-summer red tomatoes, the crunchy green lettuce leaves, the creamy mayo binding it all together, and, best of all, the incomparable meaty, smoky, salty-sweet flavor of the bacon. It doesn't get get better than this!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix the chives (or scallions) with the mayonnaise.
  2. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, keeping the slices separate as they cook, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon from pan with tongs and place on a paper-towel covered plate to drain.
  3. Spread one side of all slices of the toast with the mayonnaise. Layer 4 slices of the toast with tomatoes and bacon and grind black pepper over the top, add a lettuce leaf, close the sandwiches with remaining slices of toast, cut in half diagonally, and serve.
Most Helpful

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There is something to be said to return to the original recipe the classic BLT though I don't object in turning it into a BELT with the addition of an egg but as the original it is tasty and full of wonderful flavours though for dietary reasons I used a wholemeal/wholegrain bread and thoroughly enjoyed my lunch, thank you Alan in SW Florida, made for Name that Ingredient tag game.