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How to Make the Best BLT Recipe

Today we're going to talk about how to make the best BLT. It might seem super simple but we're breaking it all down to talk about what makes it the absolute best, from bread to spread to the types of lettuce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time (for bacon)15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best bacon sandwich, BLT
Servings: 4
Calories: 496kcal
Cost: $12

Ingredients

Green Goddess Mayo:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise of choice
  • 2 cup basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup chives chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup tarragon
  • 4 anchovy filets
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice from about 1/2 lemon

The Sandwich:

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • Head of lettuce of choice I used butter lettuce and enjoyed it, see below for other options
  • 2 heirloom or beef-steak tomatoes
  • 1 loaf of bread I used white bread from a local bakery

Instructions

To Make the Green Goddess Mayo:

  • To a food processor, add the mayonnaise, basil, chives, parsley, tarragon, anchovy filets, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Pulse until very smooth, about 1 minute. Give it a taste and adjust the salt and seasoning to taste.

To Make the Sandwich:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. If you want to be psycho and have beautiful waves in your bacon, make little creases in the foil and lay the bacon on top. You may have to fiddle with it but be sure to use the visual reference above as guidance.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. This amount of time will depend on the thickness of your bacon; thinner bacon will probably take 15 minutes, while thick cut will take about 18 minutes. Remove the bacon from the oven and transfer it to a bed of paper towels.
  • Slice up the tomatoes and sprinkle them with a bit of salt. Place them on a few paper towels while you gather the rest of the ingredients.
  • Lightly toast your bread and smear about of teaspoon of green goddess mayo onto both halves of bread. Add slices of bacon, lettuce, tomato and sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper. Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy.

Notes

Leftover Green Goddess Mayo:
Any leftover Green Goddess Mayo can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks. I had extra and have been adding it to tuna salads, etc. It’s really good!
Equipment:
Chef's Knife | Cutting Boards | Baking Sheet | Kitchen Towels | Smeg Toaster

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1052mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1658IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg