Tomato Sandwich 101

It’s just NOT summertime until we’ve made up a BLT ( Bacon Lettuce Tomato ) Sandwich.  In this post, I share some important notes on creating the best BLT ever in Tomato Sandwich 101.

The Best EVER BLT Recipe

BLT sandwich
BLT In the Making

This may just be the EASIEST recipe ever! I started making these when I was a kiddo just barely old enough to use a knife. Nothing like grabbing a fresh hearty tomato out of the garden and slicing it up for a BLT. Back in the day, I would toast up cheap white bread, spread some mayo on it and sloop that juicy tomato in the middle for a yummy snack. Today, we get fancy and use whole wheat bread toasted, herb blend mayonnaise and select organic veggies. Either way, the tomato sandwich has got to be the easiest recipe every recorded.

Best Ever BLT Sandwich Recipe


  • Buttermilk Bread (toasted)
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons of Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing, or Herb Sandwich Spread
  • 4 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • 1 Homegrown Tomato sliced thin


  1. Toast 4 pieces of buttermilk bread in toaster oven.
  2. Slice up your favorite garden ripe tomato. I recommend beefsteak or large brandywine variety.
  3. Prepare Bacon. I recommend using the precooked bacon for quick and easy cleanup.
  4. Apply spread to sandwich. Miracle Whip can be used for less calories.
  5. Put together sandwich starting with sandwich spread, tomato slice, lettuce and bacon.
  6. Serve and enjoy immediately.

The Tomato in the image above is the first large fruit I don’t mind eating right off the vine. Read more about the tomatoes I grow on my website.

HOW TO Infographic

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BLT sandwich
Beefsteak Tomato

Images From The Kitchen

Collection of Images to show you the process of making this amazing sandwich.  I highly recommend using precooked bacon.  I get mine from Costco.  The reason I love that bacon is that I’ve waited long enough for my tomato I don’t want to waste any time getting it on my dinner plate!


hmmm… I am thinking about adding bacon to my Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe. 



I HIGHLY recommend a toaster oven like this KitchenAid featured below.  It makes the BLT making process go so quick being able to toast up so many pieces of bread.  I’d love it if you clicked here and purchased one on my affiliate link! [eafl id=”25603″ name=”KitchenAid KCO222OB Countertop Oven, Onyx Black” text=”KitchenAid KCO222OB Countertop Oven, Onyx Black”]

Let’s Put The Sandwich Together!

Beefsteak Tomato

Beefsteak Atlas Variety
Beefsteak Cut Open

One of my favorite tomatoes to use in a BLT sandwich is the Beefsteak type tomatoes. These tomatoes are large-fruited types, producing a tomato slice that easily covers the BLT sandwich. These are usually late to ripen, so plant some standard-sized or early tomatoes if you crave a BLT early in the season. I shared more about the Beefsteak in this video featuring my raised bed garden. You can find out more about tomatoes I grow on my website.

Social with BLT

I actually used my Nikon D7000 and took a complete photo collection while making this BLT.  Check it out and feel free to comment on the photos if you are a member of the Flickr community.
BLT Sandwich

Let’s Connect

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Happy Summer Eating,


11 thoughts on “Tomato Sandwich 101”

  1. I love tomato sandwiches! And I grew up on them made just the way you describe. Yummmmm! My Mom likes hers with butter (margarine). That’s how she grew up eating them. 🙂

    • yummy …. I forgot about just using Margarine. I wonder how herbs added to some butter would taste on this sandwich?! hmmm……

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