Dressing Up Dinner in a Flash: Making the Best BLTs in 1-2-3!

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You may be thinking, ‘Um, BLT? Isn’t that just throwing Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato on bread?’ No, no, nooo…Don’t just do that! I mean you can, but if you want an awesome BLT and some great flavor you’ll want to read this! I’ll show you a couple quick steps to making the BLT your favorite sandwich, and I swear it will only take you an extra 60 seconds!… These steps are so great, they made my hubby -who hates fresh tomatoes on anything- devour these BLTs!

The Best BLT

Step one to creating this tasty sandwich is to toast your bread. And I use sourdough for mine, but you can use your favorite bread! And then use whatever condiment you like best. For me it’s a light spread of Mayo, for my hubby it’s Whole Grain Dijon Mustard. (Oh and put the bacon in the skillet, as that’s the only thing you have to cook!)

Step two is first finding the best -perfectly ripe- on the vine tomatoes. Then slice your tomatoes about 1/4″ thick and season them up. Yes, that’s right season your tomatoes! Who would have thought? I liberally salt and pepper both sides of each slice, and then I give a light sprinkling of garlic powder to each side as well. the best tomatoes paired with a bit of flavor really makes this sandwich sing, yummm!

Step three is dressing your greens. Yes you can just through iceberg lettuce on any old sandwich and call it good. But that’s not good if you want great! So start by using a fresh bag of baby greens or other variety of dark leafy greens as your lettuce. Then add about 1-2 Tbs to taste of Rice Vinegar (or apple cider vinegar works great), and a little fresh cracked pepper. Then once your bacon is cooked take 1 Tbs. of the bacon drippings and spoon in over your lettuce. Toss your greens really well and make sure they’re to your taste. This way you can use all of those tasty greens on your sandwiches and then eat what’s left over as a salad on the side! Genius! And oh so good!

Then all that is left to do is assembling your sandwiches. Put as much bacon, lettuce, and tomato as you want on yours. And if we’re having these for dinner I will add a slice of cheese to mine like provolone, swiss, or cheddar. Enjoy your new and improved BLT’s and tell your friends!

Also, all of these little tips can help wake up any mundane sandwich. Try them out for your next packed lunch and I promise you won’t be disappointed! Yay for warmer weather and fresh produce!

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  1. Looks tasty. Please come share at Bacon Time, the linky just opened a second ago!

    • Hi Mindie! We linked up at Bacon Time, nice blog, I’ll have to look at it more. I am also in Northern California in the Bay Area, love it!

  2. Never thought of dressing my greens–good tip. Can’t wait for summer tomatoes.

    • Yeah, I thought why not try it? And it really brightened everything up! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh my goodness… You BLT’s look insane! Thanks for all of the amazing tips!

    Take care,

    Trish

    • Thanks Trish! Try the tips out, they make the BLTs oh so good!

  5. Wow your pics have just made me hungry. That sandwich looks yummy!

  6. That looks heavenly!

    • Thanks so much!

  7. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up. I love to see what you share on your blog.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  8. I love BLT’s but we never dressed them up like that. I love the idea of the mustard. Ooh, maybe honey mustard would be awesome.:)

    • Ooooo, yummy! Honey mustard would work wonderfully!

  9. BLT’s are my favorite summer sandwich…and I don’t even like bacon:-) But for some reason I crave blt’s come 90* weather!!!! Thanks for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

    • Thanks! Yeah, BLT’s have just the right amount of bacon and tomato as to not overpower the other. I think that’s why my hubby will eat them, cause he really doesn’t like raw tomatoes, but he loves these.

  10. I never thought to season tomatoes before putting them on! I love mayo on mine – and on occasion, I make them like grilled cheese! YUMM! Stopping by from Totally Tasty Tuesday :)

    http://fantasticalsharingofrecipes.blogspot.com/

    • Oh making them like grilled cheese is an awesome idea! Just the other day I made my grilled cheese with the fresh tomatoes and basil, it was like a margarita pizza as a sandwich, yumm! Thanks for stopping by, I’ll have to head over to your blog…

  11. Now that sounds like an awesome BLT!!

    • Thanks so much, let us know if you try it!

    • Thank you!

  12. Oh man these look so good! I will definitely have to make them, it would make my husband’s day! I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/04/share-it-link-party-7.html

    • Sarah, shared those at your party. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Looks so good! I love sourdough, it’s my favorite bread by far! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday! Can’t wait to see what you share next week.

    • Thanks for hosting and stopping by! I love sourdough too!!! We’ll be posting up these awesome smoothies next week, along with some more new posts. Thanks again!

  14. Thank you so much for sharing at Fabulous Friday! I featured you!

    http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/04/fabulous-friday-22.html

    • Thanks for stopping by and the feature! Have an awesome weekend!

  15. you are making me hungry with all these great recipes!! LOVE BLT’s!! I like to toast my bread and only mustard for me, hold the mayo! and the crispy bacon is always cooked up just perfect!!

    • Haha, my hubby would agree with you on all counts, he’ll never touch mayo! Thanks for stopping by, hope you continue to follow us!

  16. Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipes over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

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