I don’t know about you but our vegetable garden is off the charts right now. Tomato plants are taller than I am and blooming like you won’t believe. We’ve picked our share of beans, peas, broccoli, napa cabbage, and berries. It’s a real pleasure to head to the yard every day and harvest what we can, and then prepare a meal with fresh produce. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than that, and I wish I had more land to plant four times the amount that we already have. With that said, it’s tomato season and that means a few things, but one important one. That is it’s BLT season, and I love that season. The BLT screams summer time grub to me, and as I love the basic BLT, I also love changing it up a bit. This is where the ultimate BLT comes into play. This BLT has avocado, and a great garlic hummus that holds everything together.
The Ultimate BLT Sandwich
Let’s get started.
2 slices of thick cut bread, lightly toasted
3 slices of Nueske’s (or your favorite) thick cut bacon, cooked
1 cup lettuce, chopped
1 whole avocado, mashed
1/2 cup hummus
4 slices of your favorite tomato
salt and pepper to taste
Super simple sandwich, and that’s what I love about this one, well, that and everything else that goes into it.
Start by smearing hummus on one piece of the lightly toasted bread. Smear the mashed avocado on the other slice of bread.
Top the hummus with the lettuce, then the bacon, then the tomato slices.
Bacon Lettuce Tomato Avocado and Hummus Sandwich
Top with the sliced bread with the avocado smear, smear down, and then give a gentle push on the sandwich, binding all of the ingredients.
Now dig in. Open wide on this one. That lightly toasted bread gives great texture to the sandwich. Your bites include everything you want in a sandwich. Light garlic flavor from the hummus, and the creaminess of the avocado pairs so well with the awesomeness of the smokey bacon. This is a true winner of a sandwich. ...