BLTE’s Rachael Style (Foodie Friday #29)

You guys!  I have found the best version of a BLTE!  Wait…sorry…what is a BLTE you ask?  Well its bacon, lettuce, tomato, and egg!  Extra protein yall 🙂

Joe and I love a good BLTE, we make it quite often for dinner when we don’t feel like making a full blown dinner.  Its filling and not that bad for you either!  I say its the best version because I swapped out the actual tomato for a SURPRISE ingredient!  My issue with tomatoes was they go bad pretty fast, faster than we eat them normally and I hate wasting produce.  That got me thinking what could be a good substitute for fresh tomatoes.  That’s when it hit me, sun dried tomatoes!

I hit up the Italian section of my local grocery store and saw what would become my best friend.  Sun Dried Tomato Pesto!  Not too terribly bad for you, full of flavor and doesn’t go bad nearly as fast as regular tomatoes!  Score on all fronts!!!  We tried this out and, yall, seriously its amazing.  The cheese in the pesto brought out the salty in the bacon with the cool crisp-ness of the lettuce.  Wow, just wow!  Don’t take my word for it though, try it out for yourself 🙂

BLTE

Rachael’s BLTE

Servings: 1        Prep Time: 2 minutes           Cook Time: 5 minutes           Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 3 slices of bacon (I use turkey bacon)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato Pesto (this one, buts its much less expensive at the grocery store)
  • Sandwich thins*

Instructions

Heat a skillet to medium-high heat.  Add bacon and cook until crispy,about 3 minutes on each side depending on the type of bacon you use.

While the bacon is cooking, place the sandwich thins in the toaster and set to the hottest setting.  While the toast is going, preheat a small skillet to medium-high heat and spray with olive oil spray.  Crack the egg and cook to your preference (I cook mine over easy, medium runny-ness).

Once the bacon, bread and egg are done you can assemble your sandwich.  Spread the tomato pesto on both pieces of bread then layer the lettuce, egg, and bacon in the order you prefer.  Enjoy!

Notes*:  I use sandwich thins because they, in my opinion hold up better and make the sandwich more manageable.

CHIME IN!!!  Do you like BLT’s?  Ever had tomato pesto before?  What’s your go-to easy dinner?

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Brittany says:

    I haven’t had a real BLT in many, many years, but had a vegan version with tempeh bacon a couple years ago that was SO FANTASTIC!! I now want one.

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