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The Ultimate BLT
The Ultimate BLT
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins

The ultimate BLT is all in the ingredients. Fresh ciabatta bread, homemade lemon basil mayo, thick cut bacon and seasonal tomatoes make all the difference! 

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Sandwiches, The Ultimate BLT
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 747 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1/3 loaf fresh ciabatta bread see my homemade recipe from 7/23/17
  • 1 whole egg yolk
  • 1 whole lemon zested
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 leaves fresh basil coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2-4 thin slices fresh tomato
  • 1/3 cup spring mix lettuce packed
  1. First, cook the bacon. For a small batch like this I use the microwave. Line a microwave safe plate with a paper towel and line up the 4 slices on it. Cover them with another paper towel and microwave the bacon for about 5 minutes, until crisp. While the bacon cooks, split and toast the ciabatta bread. Then make the quick mayo. Combine the egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon and fresh basil in a bowl and whisk it all together well. Slowly pour in the canola oil while you keep whisking until you have a thick mayo.
  2. Then it's time to assemble the sandwich. Slather both pieces of the toasted ciabatta with a generous amount of the mayo. Seal up any leftover mayo and refrigerate it to use later! Then pile the bacon, tomato and lettuce on and close up the sandwich. Serve immediately for a great lunch!
Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate BLT
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 747 Calories from Fat 538
% Daily Value*
Fat 59.8g92%
Saturated Fat 11.8g74%
Cholesterol 270mg90%
Sodium 1528mg66%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 31.5g11%
Fiber 4.4g18%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 25.7g51%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.