What is your all time favorite sandwich? The one you think is the ultimate sammie?
For me it’s the BLT. Sorry, let me rephrase that, it’s the avocado BLT.
It’s my feel-good sandwich and my guilty pleasure, especially after a very hectic work deadline or a grueling workout.
Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado on toasted bread with a bit of mayo.
So simple, so very delicious.
With summer tomatoes at their peak, this, right now, is the dawn of prime BLT season.
Sure, you can get all of the ingredients year-round. But the T is the tricky part: out of season tomatoes tend to be sad, watery, and nothing like their luscious in-season counterparts.
That’s why it makes all the difference to wait for the height of the summer to make the best BLT ever.
In my humble opinion, the world’s best, simplest sandwich.
If made with uncured turkey bacon or center cut bacon and gluten-free bread or better yet, a cauliflower bagel is lighter than a traditional BLT.
Avocado adds some healthy fats, and you can either mash it up or leave it sliced (as I did!)
For lettuce I used what I had on hand, which happened to be romaine — but you can use iceberg, butterhead or any other green really.
I also used uncured turkey bacon but regular bacon would work of course. I once made it with vegan coconut bacon and it was delicious.
For picky eaters, cater to their taste: if they don’t like one of the ingredients, leave it out or swap it for something else.
Avocado BLT Sandwich Print this recipe!
Makes 2 BLT sandwiches
4 slices of bread (I used Udi’s GF bread)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (make your own mayo with this recipe)
4 slices of bacon (I used Applegate uncured turkey bacon)
8 leaves romaine lettuce
1 small avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
1 medium tomato, sliced
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
Cook bacon as directed on package, drain thoroughly on paper towels. Set aside.
Toast bread to your liking.
Spread half tablespoon of mayonnaise on one slice of bread, top with lettuce leaves, tomato slices, bacon, avocado, and onion. Cover with another slice of bread.
Repeat to make another sandwich with the remaining ingredients.
One sandwich yields 490 calories, 34 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbs, 8 grams of protein.