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BLT with Basil Mayonnaise

BLT with Basil Mayonnaise

Abby Allen
You don't have to use a specific type of tomatoes - just make sure that they're ripe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 906 kcal


  • 4 slices Bread Dave's Killer organic bread is always my suggestion!
  • 6 slices Bacon I like Niman Ranch's Applewood Smoked
  • 2 Ripe Tomatoes Sliced into 6-8 rounds. Use whatever you can find that is ripe, such as Beefsteak, Hierloom, or Vine Ripe
  • 4-6 leaves Butter Lettuce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Basil Leaves A loosely packed half cup of fresh basil leaves, that is
  • 2 tbsp butter Vital Farms grass-fed is always my go-to
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Line to baking sheets with parchment. Place the bacon in a single layer on one sheet, and place the bread on the other. Melt butter and evenly distribute with a spoon or basting brush evenly on each slice of bread. Put bacon on the top rack and sheet with bread on the bottom rack of the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes until both are crisp, but not burnt.
    Niman Ranch Bacon
  • While bacon and bread bake, make the basil mayonnaise. Add Mayo, basil and olive oil to a food processor and process until well combined - about one minute. Alternative, roughly chop all basil and stir to combine in a bowl with mayonnaise and olive oil.
    Basil Mayonnaise
  • when bacon and bread are done, remove from the oven. Place bacon onto a paper towel-lined plate to absorb some grease.
  • To assemble each sandwich, start with spreading a spoonfuls or two of basil mayo onto one side of each piece of toasted bread. Top the bottom piece of toast with a few pieces of lettuce, followed by 3-4 slices of tomato, 3 slices of bacon, and finish with last piece of toasted bread with basil mayo. Slice and enjoy!
    Finished & cut BLT
  • *Pro tip: if you have extra fresh basil, add a few leaves to each sandwich - you won't be disappointed!
Nutrition Facts
BLT with Basil Mayonnaise
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 906 Calories from Fat 702
% Daily Value*
Fat 78g120%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 1107mg48%
Potassium 633mg18%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2371IU47%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 906kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 17gFat: 78gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1107mgPotassium: 633mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2371IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 3mg
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