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Caprese BLT Sandwich

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The ultimate summertime sandwich! With the seasons best; juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, mozzarella, sweet basil, a drizzle of balsamic glaze and of course bacon! The ultimate Caprese BLT Sandwich!

This bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich was fantastic! I mean, tomatoes are at their peak, my little tomato plants even produced several this year, I had some fresh mozzarella, always have fresh basil in my garden and yes, I keep bacon at all times!

Image of bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich, with mozzarella cheese, basil and balsamic glaze

I Dislike Making Lunches, You?

True confessions — I really dislike making lunches! LOL! And I’m not a huge fan of leftovers, which leaves me in a quandary at times.

I was trying to think of what to make for my husband, son and I for lunch this week, virtual school and working from home and all — something we’d all love, and the Caprese BLT was born!

Ingredients for Caprese BLT left to right bread, balsamic vinegar glaze, bacon, tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella, mayo and lettuce.


  • Bread | I love Pumpernickel and it shined in this sandwich, my husband chose sourdough and my son chose whole wheat! What will you choose?
  • Bacon | Nice and crispy please, I typically plan 3-4 slices a sandwich depending on how thin or small my bacon is.
  • Tomatoes | well it wouldn’t be a BL”T” without the tomatoes would it! Juicy beefsteak, Roma or whatever you have available, sliced on the thicker side, sprinkled with a touch of salt.
  • Fresh Mozzarella | Sliced about the same thickness as your tomato
  • Fresh Basil | I used both chopped basil sprinkled over the top of the sandwich was well as whole leaves. Your preference
  • Lettuce | we like Romaine kind of cups the ingredients holding it in.
  • Balsamic Glaze | Wow does this add great flavor!
  • Mayonnaise | spread a thin layer (or thick if you are my hubby)
  • Salt & Pepper | optional
  • Avocado slices | Optional; slice it up and add it to the sandwich!
Sliced juicy tomatoes on a cutting board, with a whole tomato behind, fresh basil leaves and in the background crisp bacon and a small white bowl of mayonnaise.

How to Assemble your Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Caprese style

  1. Fry up bacon, we like it pretty crispy, but cook to your liking.
  2. Toast bread to your desired toastedness!
  3. While bacon is frying and bread is toasting, slice tomatoes, cheese, basil and avocados
  4. Slather a little real mayo (my fave) on the toast
  5. Layer in the following order;
    • bacon
    • tomatoes
    • mozzarella
    • basil
    • balsamic vinegar
    • avocado
    • salt & pepper
    • lettuce
  6. Top with second piece of mayo slathered toast, cut in half and devour!

That’s it! Super easy, delicious almost no cook lunch!

COOKS TIP | Surprise your family with bacon for breakfast and simply cook up the extra you will need for the sandwiches, then reheat before making sandwiches.

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Pinterest image long pine with two images for Caprese BLT Sandwich, top image has ingredients, tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella, bread, bacon and mayo. Bottom image: Open face caprese BLT sandwich, topped with basil and balsamic

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