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Basil BLTs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

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
Basil BLTs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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 bacon strips

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients. Spread over four slices of bread; top with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and remaining bread.
Health Tip: Cut 100 calories and 10 grams fat by switching from mayonnaise to non-fat Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

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

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