Monday, May 28, 2012

California BLT

To round out my special sandwich feature this month, I thought I'd leave you with my favorite sandwich ever!  Yes, I'm talking about the BLT.  I've always been a fan of this classic, but, upon moving to California last summer, I discovered a new (to me, anyway) variation.  While this sandwich is a nod to a cute little cafe introduced to me after a morning at the Farmers Market, my inspiration is really a combination of no less than four versions of this sandwich that I'm equally in love with!

2 slices good quality sourdough bread
olive oil, for drizzling
1 tablespoon good mayo
2 tablespoons pesto
torn romaine
1 tomato, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
4-6 slices bacon
1 avocado, peeled and sliced

Preheat the broiler to high.  Drizzle one side of each slice bread with olive oil.  Place on a sheet pan, oiled side up, under the broiler.  Toast bread until golden, flip, and toast the un-oiled side one minute more.

Meanwhile, heat a skillet over high heat and fry bacon, turning as necessary, until crispy.  Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.

Assemble the sandwiches:  On the non-oiled side of each slice bread, spread mayonaise, and then pesto.  On one piece of bread, pile the lettuce, tomato, bacon, and finally avocado.  Top with remaining slice bread, pesto side down.

Chow down.  You can thank me later.

Makes one sandwich.


  1. Oh, I like your California style!!! Great add-ins, pesto and avocado!

  2. Hi Kate,
    I agree with Yvonne, I like your California style, this is an awesome BLT! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. this is one of my all time favorites! even for dinner!

  4. I have never had a California BLT before, I bet the addition of the avocado and pesto makes it really good. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  5. ohhhh YUM. Avocado and pesto?? Delicious! We're making this for lunch TODAY! :) Thanks for sharing on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you this friday! -The Sisters