BLT Recipe Redo. Modern Twist. Divine Results.

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BLT Recipe Redo. Modern Twist. Divine Results.

Who doesn’t love a good BLT?

Well…I don’t because I hate tomatoes….and mayonnaise….with a passion. So maybe I don’t love BLTs in a traditional sense–but this recipe I came up with is more than fantastic. It’s delectable.

Let me set the recipe redo stage for you:

  • Brown sugar & cracked black pepper center cut bacon
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • And the star of the sandwich–homemade sun dried tomato pesto
I almost wish that I would have made an extra sandwich to keep in the fridge for later. Give this recipe a shot–but don’t make the mistake I did–make a few extra sandwiches.

The Ingredients:

Necessary equipment: food processor 

  • Center cut bacon
  • Brown sugar
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Cheese of your liking 
  • Whole grain bread 
  • Sun dried tomatos
  • Fresh cloves of garlic 
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & fresh cracked black pepper
How to:
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Arrange desired amount of bacon on a baking rack over a foiled line baking sheet (never cooked bacon in the oven? try it! you’ll never go back to pan frying)
  • Sprinkle bacon with brown sugar and cracked black pepper--amazing sweet & savory combination
  • Put sheet pan in oven and bake for 12-18 minutes based on thickness of your bacon
  • In the meantime, add a handful of sun dried tomatoes to the food processor–I used about a 1/2 cup which was enough for 4 sandwiches
  • Add 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, salt and pepper, and a little less than 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • Stream in olive oil while pulsing the food processor
  • Scrape down sides–taste the pesto and adjust seasoning accordingly
  • Pulse to desired consistency 
  • Check on bacon–put bacon under broiler for 30-45 seconds to caramelize  and crisp the bacon to your desired crispiness 
  • Toast your whole grain bread–this makes the sandwich amazingly crispy! such a good contrast to the soft avocado
  • Build your sandwich–first sun dried tomato pesto, a layer of cheese, spinach, avocado, & bacon
It’s a mouthwatering gourmet twist that’s sure to satisfy your family & guests. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
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