Thursday, 28 January 2010

The Perfect BLT

This is the best ever BLT sandwich, with chilli spiked dressing and a cheeky wee layer of avocado to add some health benefits! I've eaten many BLT's in my life and I love to order them at breakfast whenever I can. They vary hugely in flavour, variety and diversity depending on bread, dressings and presentation. But for me, I think the most important thing about this sandwich is the bread. If you use supermarket sandwich bread - you may as well have a bacon and ketchup sandwich - you will be happier that way.

If you are going to toy with salad greens, crispy bacon and nippy dressings, the bread has to be strong enough to do it justice. A textured sourdough maybe or a dense country white loaf would be good... I've used ciabatta, toasted and rubbed with garlic as with bruscetta and with toppings like these, how can you go wrong?

The Perfect BLT
For 2 people:
4 slices good bread, toasted
1 clove of garlic, halved
4 slices back bacon, grilled till crispy
1 large ripe tomato, sliced (not too thinly)
1/2 avocado, sliced
Handful of baby lettuce leaves

Rub the garlic on the toasted bread.
Layer the bacon, tomato,avocado and lettuce on the crispy bread then top with:

Hot Chili Mayonnaise
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp low fat yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
1-2 tsp hot chilli sauce (not sweet thai sauce please)
Mix till well combined, taste to check the chilli is potent enough then drizzle on your sandwich.


  1. oh you do sound opinionated this morning! time for breakfast and this looks tasty!

  2. I know what I'M having for lunch today! This looks great!