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Heirloom Tomato BLT

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.

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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving444
Total Fat27g42%
Sugar7gN/A
Saturated8g41%
Cholesterol37mg12%
Protein17g34%
Carbs33g11%
Vitamin A77µg9%
Vitamin B120.3µg4.7%
Vitamin B60.4mg19.6%
Vitamin C16mg27%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E3mg14%
Vitamin K32µg40%
Calcium126mg13%
Fiber5g22%
Folate (food)55µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)55µg14%
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium73mg18%
Monounsaturated11gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg29%
Phosphorus253mg36%
Polyunsaturated6gN/A
Potassium581mg17%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10.9%
Sodium731mg30%
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg30.8%
Zinc2mg14%