The Classic B.L.T.

June 10, 2017 2 Comments by Beth

In my post recent posting, I mentioned that I was going to try to share more of my day-to-day encounters with food, not necessarily just recipes that are completely innovative and unique. Well, with that in mind I thought I would take a quick snapshot of my weekend lunch – A classic B.L.T.


Nothing innovative here – but honestly so delicious. With leftover bacon from breakfast, this sandwich literally came together in under 5 minutes. And if you hate the mess that comes with making bacon, then definitely check out my technique for making bacon in the oven here.

When I was a little girl, I had a serious aversion to tomatoes. I would eat things like salsa and pasta sauce, but if I saw a fresh tomato in a salad or on a sandwich, I would pick if off immediately. So my mom (bless her heart) would cater to me and made what my brother called a B.L.C. (Bacon, Lettuce, Cheese). As I’ve grown up, thankfully my taste buds have changed and I have learned to enjoy fresh tomatoes. Hence why I willingly made a B.L.T. for lunch!

B.L.T.’s are best in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak. If you are lucky enough to have your own garden fresh tomatoes, I envy you. But, if you’re like me and live in the city, make sure you grab your tomatoes from a local farmer’s market or at least pick tomatoes at the grocery store that are grown locally. I promise that both the flavor and the color will be better!  The ones I used today were tomatoes on the vine grown in Michigan.

I had my B.L.T. on 9-grain bread with a swipe of mayonnaise and a homemade refrigerator dill pickle on the side.  I’ll share that recipe another day :)

The Classic B.L.T.

5 minutes

5 minutes

Yield: 2 Sandwiches


1 large, ripe Tomato
4 pieces of bacon, cooked (click here for instructions)
2 green lettuce leaves
4 slices of your favorite bread, toasted
1 tsp mayonnaise (optional)


  1. Begin by toasting your bread.
  2. While the bread is toasting, slice the tomatoes into slices approximately 1/4 inch thick
  3. Tear your lettuce leaves and bacon to a size that will fit the bread.
  4. Take the toasted bread and spread a little mayonnaise on each slice.
  5. Top the bread with the bacon, tomato, and tomato and the other slice of bread.
  6. Enjoy!


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  1. Dad
    6 months ago

    Especially good with extra bacon!


  2. Mom
    6 months ago

    Looks great! You still have a great eye for photography!


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