Basil BLTs Recipe
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Basil BLTs Recipe

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Everybody goes for the bacon in this impressive sandwich. If you’ve got a garden, harvest your fresh tomatoes and basil and pile them on. —Alisa Lewis, Veradale, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 thick slices French bread (diagonally cut), toasted
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 2 medium tomatoes, each cut into four slices
  • 8 cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 319 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 833mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients. Spread over four slices of bread; top with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and remaining bread. Yield: 4 servings.
Health Tip: Cut 100 calories and 10 grams fat by switching from mayonnaise to non-fat Greek yogurt.
Originally published as Basil BLTs in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249981
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2016

"I used Oscar Mayer Fully cooked bacon, something I hadn't tried before. It was ok, but next time I'd opt for cooking it myself. I topped it with romaine lettuce, roma tomato, and that fantastic greek yogurt spread."

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