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Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
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Three letters, that’s all you need to convince you to make this end of summer treat right? Follow our tried and true tips for a truly epic BLT. Don’t wait on this recipe, if you try this with out of season tomatoes, it’s just never as good.


  • 1 pound Bacon (look for a nice quality one since it’s so simple)
  • Bread (8 slices)
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise (divided)
  • 2 Heirloom Tomatos (or garden grown!)
  • 1 head Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Mixed Fruit

Cooking Instructions

  • 1. BACON

    Cook the bacon in a sauté pan, flipping as needed and removing from the pan when it’s done to your liking.

    To cook in the oven, preheat it to 425 degrees. Lay the bacon in one layer and roast for about 15 minutes, give or take a few to cook to your liking. When done, remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain (if it sits in the hot pan and grease it will keep cooking).

  • 2. TOAST

    Slice your bread and smear one side of each slice of toast with mayo; reserve about 2 teaspoons of mayo for the sandwich. Heat a grill pan over medium high and place the mayo side down on the pan. Monitor and rotate while browning. We like to see the outside get deeply golden brown and crisp, then flip and toast the inside (without mayo) just a little bit so it’s not too moist or squishy. Remove to a working surface.

  • 3. L + T

    Slice the tomatoes thickly. Wash and dry the lettuce; either slice or fold into squares that are similar to the size of the bread.


    Spread the insides of the bread with the remaining mayo and top with tomatoes. Then add bacon, cutting in half as needed. Top with lettuce and the other slice of bread.

  • 5. SERVING

    Serve, sliced in half, with seasonal fruit on the side.

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    use GF toast
  • MAYO:
    if you can’t or won’t, you can toast the bread with butter. If you don’t put any on the sandwich, maybe you want to add some avocado or another spread
  • BLAT:
    add sliced avocado

Kid Friendly Version

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How to Tweak This Recipe for Kids:

  • Deconstruct the sandwich as needed
  • Serve fruit, yogurt, or cheese on the side
  • If you have any leftover chicken or sliced turkey, that’s a healthier addition than giving them too much bacon

For Toddlers

  • A little bacon may be ok, but that’s up to you. Chop into small pieces
  • Dice the tomato or try halved cherry tomatoes
  • Add fruit and yogurt
  • If you have leftover pasta or rice, we’d add some to fill out the plate with a healthier grain

For Choosy Eaters

  • Honestly, my kids won’t go near this. They’ll each nibble on bacon and toast
  • I gave them yogurt and cheese cubes for protein and calcium, they tried some cherry tomatoes
  • I added a fried egg for one kid and some turkey sliced rolled up for the other

Prep Ahead & Use It Up

You can cook the bacon ahead. Reheat in a sauté pan before finishing the sandwich

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