Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches are one of my favorite summer lunches… and Dave likes anything with bacon so he’s usually game for a crunchy BLT at least once a week.
I stocked up on bacon a few weeks ago when it was really cheap, and we got a bunch of garden-fresh tomatoes from my parents’ garden — so yeah, we’ve eaten a fair share of BLT’s lately.
However, the other day, I mentioned that we were having BLT’s for lunch… and then shared this picture on Facebook.
Much to my surprise, I got a slew of comments questioning the peanut butter. I guess my family is weird because we’ve always put peanut butter and mayonnaise on our BLT’s!
So, if you’ve never tried peanut butter on your BLT (or if you’ve never tried a BLT), let me just take 5 minutes to share how delicious this combination of flavors is.
It isn’t really much of a “recipe” but I do have a specific way I like to assemble my sandwich 🙂
Toast two slices of your favorite sandwich bread for each sandwich you want to make (we use some type of wheat bread)
Spread one slice of toast with mayo and the other slice with peanut butter
Put the lettuce on the side with mayo and the bacon on the side with peanut butter
Then put the tomatoes on top of the lettuce
Place the bacon side on top of the tomato/lettuce side and cut the sandwich in half
Eat and enjoy!
It might seem weird that I have such an “exact science” for making a simple sandwich, but I really like the salty bacon pressed into the sweet peanut butter, and if you put the tomatoes in between the lettuce and bacon, the bread doesn’t get soggy.
In my opinion, this sandwich is the perfect combination of salty and sweet, smooth and crunchy. And with all the fresh tomatoes available this time of year… I’d say it just might be the perfect summer lunch!
Have you ever tried a BLT with peanut butter?
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