Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches are a basic, easy to make food that most people find delicious. A juicy tomato right from the garden, some freshly cooked bacon, and a green leaf of lettuce layered between two slices of bread with a spread of mayo. Is your mouth watering? Well, today I’m visiting from my blog, Anderson & Grant, to share an even more delicious twist on this traditional favorite!
My name is Jamie and I am so excited that Jenny has given me the opportunity to share something with you. In addition to my loves of trying to find creative ways to repurpose ordinary items and decorating, I enjoy creating new foods out of some of my favorite ingredients for my blog.
Summer get-togethers and picnics are the perfect time to serve up some sandwiches. These Sun-Dried Tomato and Bacon sandwiches are perfect for making along with everyone’s favorite chicken, egg, and ham salad sandwiches. All of the ingredients for a traditional BLT (aside from the lettuce) are mixed together into a creamy spread making this a super easy sandwich to make for yourself or a crowd. You could also an serve it spread on pieces of baguette or with crackers as a dip for appetizers.
The tomatoes can be purchased already dried at the grocery store, or there are numerous tutorials on the internet about how to dry fresh tomatoes yourself. For a totally homemade spread, you can also use my recipe for homemade mayonnaise.
And now onto the recipe for my twist on the BLT sandwich…..
SUN-DRIED TOMATO & BACON SANDWICH SPREAD
12 slices of bread
1 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 pound of bacon
1/4 pound of dried tomatoes (equal to about 2 dozen plum sized tomatoes)
Salt & pepper
Soak the dried tomatoes in water that has been brought to a boil for 20 minutes. Drain the water off and pat the tomatoes dry. Chop them into coarse sized pieces.
While the tomatoes are soaking, cook the bacon and drain it on paper towel. Chop the bacon into pieces as large as the tomatoes.
Add the tomatoes and bacon to the mayonnaise and season with a little salt and pepper. Mix together well. Depending on how you make it, homemade mayonnaise can be a bit thinner than store bought. The mixture will be creamier than in these pictures using the purchased mayo…..either way is delicious!
Spread the mixture on your bread making sure the entire surface is coated. Top with a lettuce leaf and cut the sandwich on a diagonal or into fourths.
Simple and delicious for a summertime sandwich…..Enjoy!
If you enjoy this idea, I’d love for you to visit Anderson & Grant to see what other unique projects and recipes I’m posting!
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Jamie blogs over at Anderson & Grant
where she shares her passion for creating, decorating, organizing, and cooking.