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 sharing an even more delicious twist on this traditional favorite!
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.
Sun-dried 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 and 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!
**Portions of this post were originally published at Bloom Designs on July 23, 2014.**