Heirloom Tomato BLT

Heirloom Tomato BLT
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Heirloom Tomato BLT
Whole Foods Market

Heirloom Tomato BLT

Colorful, flavorful heirloom tomatoes star in these classic sandwiches. Also try making a BLT salad: Stir the mayonnaise and pesto into 2 tablespoons of your favorite vinaigrette, then toss with lots of chopped lettuce, tomatoes, crumbled bacon or tempeh, and homemade croutons.

Click here to see 7 Essential Heirloom Tomato Varieties.

4
Servings
405
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 slices whole-grain sandwich bread, grilled or toasted
  • 1 Tablespoon store-bought pesto or vegan pesto (optional)
  • 1 Pound assorted heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • Finishing salt, such as fleur de sel or Maldon, to taste
  • 1 Cup chopped lettuce
  • 8 Ounces bacon, cooked crisp, or tempeh bacon strips, cooked according to the package directions
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise

Directions

Lay the bread out on a work surface. Combine the mayonnaise and pesto in a bowl and spread evenly over 1 side of each bread slice. Season the tomatoes with salt and layer onto half of the bread slices. Top the tomatoes with bacon and lettuce, and cover with the remaining bread slices. Cut each sandwich in half on the diagonal and pile onto a platter.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
86mg
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
70mg
16%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
395mg
56%
Selenium, Se
45µg
82%
Sodium, Na
1295mg
86%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
161g
6%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Heirloom Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Heirloom Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.