Pesto BLTs Recipe
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Pesto BLTs Recipe

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“I first tasted this delicious combination in a local bistro,” recalls Robyn Larabee. She's been making the hefty sandwiches ever since at home in Lucknow, Onatario. It's a tasty way to use up those last, languishing garden tomatoes! TIP: Robyn says her BLTs are especially good served on rustic, homemade whole wheat-and-honey bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 2 slices Havarti cheese (1 ounce each)
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and halved
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomato

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich (prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise) equals 379 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 738 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, pesto and pepper. Spread evenly over one side of each slice of toast. On two slices, layer with cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato; top with remaining toast. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pesto BLTs in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p45

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"The flavor blend was very good (we left off the cheese), but not better than a regular BLT. If you think the fat is too much, use fat-free mayo, turkey bacon that is baked on a rack and not fried, and leave out the cheese."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"23 grams of fat is too much for me- but it sounds so delicious.


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