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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.

Creating the Perfect BLT

The Best EVER BLT Recipe

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. Keep on scrolling.. you are almost to the printable recipe card! 

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.

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!


Bacon Ready To Go

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


Toast Done Right

I HIGHLY recommend a toaster oven like this KitchenAid featured below.  It makes the BLT making process go so quickly being able to toast up so many pieces of bread. I have also used my Oven Air Fryer to toast up 2 or more sandwiches at once.

Let’s Put The Sandwich Together!

Beefsteak Tomato

homegrown beefsteak tomatoes

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.

Sliced Beefsteak Tomato 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 the tomatoes I grow on my website.

Get the Printable Recipe Card Here: Best Ever BLT Sandwich Recipe Card

Let’s Connect

Do you have a spin to the Tomato Sandwich A.K.A. BLT? I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below or visit Contact Page

Happy Summer Eating,


11 Responses

  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. 🙂

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

    1. …..and don’t forget the fired OKRA to go with those green mators!

  2. We add onion and sometimes a slice of avacado to ours.
    The best summer sandwich ever!!

    1. That sounds super yummy Debbie! I might have to try those additions on the next sandwich. Thank you for commenting!

  3. Hey love your blog, found it while randomly surving, will keep checking up. Bye…

  4. Hello, just doing some research for my site. Truly more information that you can imagine on the web. Not what I was looking for, but good site.

  5. Bren, some days I want a BLT, but other days just a plain tomato sandwich. With perfectly toasted good white bread, good mayonnaise (slathered on, as in your photos!), perfectly ripe tomato and just a light sprinkling of salt and pepper.

    1. I hear ya… bacon is overrated sometimes. If you have a really tasty good tomato nothing else is needed. Thank you for stopping by Jean.

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