Heirloom Tomato BLT

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Heirloom Tomato BLT
Heirloom Tomato BLT
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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
444
Calories Per Serving
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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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
42%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Protein
17g
34%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
77µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.7%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.6%
Vitamin C
16mg
27%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
32µg
40%
Calcium
126mg
13%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
55µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
55µg
14%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
73mg
18%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
29%
Phosphorus
253mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
581mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.9%
Sodium
731mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
30.8%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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