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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.

INGREDIENTS FOR CAPRESE BLT’S

  • 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!

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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!

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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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Yield: 1 sandwich

Caprese BLT Sandwich

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

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of your favorite bread, toasted (shown pumpernickel, try sourdough, whole wheat, white, rye)
  • 3-4 slices Bacon, cooked crisp (I used pre-cooked and warmed to crisp)
  • 2-3 slices of tomato
  • 2-3 slices of Fresh Mozzarella
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, whole or chopped or mix of both
  • 1 lettuce leaf, washed (I used Romaine)
  • 1-2 teaspoons real mayonnaise (more or less to taste)
  • Drizzle of Balsamic Glaze
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 slices of Avocado (Optional)

Instructions

Fry up bacon, we like it pretty crispy, but cook to your liking. Toast bread to your desired toastedness!

While bacon is frying and bread is toasting, slice tomatoes, cheese, basil and avocados. Slather a little real mayo on the toast

Layer on toast in the following order; bacon, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, balsamic vinegar glaze, avocado (optional), salt and pepper, lettuce.

Top with second piece of mayo slathered toast, cut in half and devour!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 595Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1469mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 26g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc. Nutritional information will change based on used ingredients, quantities used, etc.

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Michaela Kenkel

Thursday 10th of September 2020

Two of my favorite things in one delightful sandwich! Caprese and BLT just GO TOGETHER!!

Kathleen

Thursday 10th of September 2020

Thank you!

Tasia ~ two sugar bugs

Sunday 6th of September 2020

Such a perfect blend of flavors here! I'm always struggling for lunch ideas as well, so thank you for the great idea! I'd pick whole wheat or some kind of whole grain bread. 😊

Kathleen

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Sounds amazing to me all the way around, glad it inspires! Have a great week Tasia!

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