21st Century BLT
May 1, 2016
Revised & updated 2/15/2021 - Who doesn't love a good BLT sandwich? Ok, vegans won't, but for the rest of us... I've taken this classic sandwich & updated it for the 21st Century by using healthier ingredients & using uncured bacon from humanely raised pigs. And if you want to kick it up a notch, this includes a quick recipe for Sriracha mayonnaise that you can use in place of the plain mayo!
2 slices of Food for Life 7 sprouted grains bread (see Tip# 1)
1 to 2 Tblsp Smart Balance light mayonnaise (see Tip# 2)
Handful of Earthbound Farms Kale Italia or other organic power greens mixture
2 slices from an organic tomato
2 slices of Applegate Sunday bacon or other brand of bacon uncured, no nitrates, from humanely raised pigs, cooked & drained on paper towels (see Perfect Easy Bacon in the Meat category)
Black olives - large, whole & pitted (or whatever type & size you like)
Terra chips Exotic Potato Blend or frozen sweet potato fries (baked according to pkg directions)
1 Lightly toast the bread & cool to room temperature.
2 Slather mayonnaise on both pieces of bread.
3 Image: Prepped Ingredients.
4 Assemble sandwich by adding the greens, topped with tomato slices & then the bacon.
5 Slice sandwich in half & serve, either with or without optional serving ingredients.
Tips & Suggestions
1 You can find Food for Life breads in the frozen food area of most large supermarkets. You can, of course, use any healthy bread you desire.
2 Give this sandwich a little "kick" by stirring 1/4 tsp (or less) of Sriracha sauce into the mayo.
3 Applegate bacon takes me back to the way bacon tasted when I was growing up in the 1950's & 60's, not like the stuff they try to pawn off today as bacon. You'll find Applegate products in most large supermarkets, generally in the deli dept.
4 Claussen refrigerated mini dill pickles are my favorites, as they have a nice crunch to them... or use whatever brand or type you prefer.
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