The BLT: A Classic Reinvented 12 Delicious Ways

Bacon, lettuce, and tomato — while the name makes this all-American sandwich sound like a straight-forward recipe, there are plenty of nuanced subtleties that matter when creating the perfect BLT.

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Ratios, bread choice, mayonnaise, and more are all factors in how the final product tastes. Today, it's not uncommon to see additions to the sandwich that blow the simple BLT acronym out of the water, including creamy avocado, roasted turkey, and grilled salmon, to name a few modern day reinterpretations.

While a balance of salty bacon, crisp lettuce, and acidic tomato nestled between two pieces of toasted bread with an even layer of mayonnaise is all it takes to make one of the most popular sandwiches in the world, there are so many more ways to harness the classic BLT taste for unexpected twists.

For a little BLT inspiration, check out 12 recipes that reinvent the classic sandwich, from a miniaturized version for bite-sized hors d'oeuvres to a BLT pasta dish you can serve for dinner.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.