Have you ever been really hungry for a quick meal but didn’t want to cook? Well that was where I found myself. As my eyes darted around the kitchen for a meal to magically appear, the red and orange tomatoes I bought jumped out at me. Hmmm, I’ve not had a BLT in a long time. There was a period of time where I couldn’t eat tomatoes. But now I can as long as it’s on a 4 day rotation. I had made bacon this morning for breakfast so I had some left in the refrigerator. I also had picked up romaine lettuce at the same farmers market where the tomatoes came from. Excellent!
I really like to add avocado to these sandwiches. They call that a BLAT. But I had used all of my avocados last night for guacamole. So I was going to make a BLGT. Or is it a BLTG, GLBT, LGBT, or TBLG? BLAT sounds funny, what does BLGT sound like? Anyway, I was really hungry so I got busy making my sandwich. Toasting gluten free bread is key. I’m still working on learning how to make gluten free bread turn out to look like a loaf of bread in my bread machine. For now we eat Glutino’s Flax Seed or Corn bread. It works for everyone in my family.
Start by spreading the guacamole on both slices of bread. Then layer your lettuce, tomato and bacon. I like to salt my tomatoes a little with Celtic Sea Salt. Carefully put both sides together. You can use toothpicks to hold it together until you’re ready to eat. Whatever you do, don’t cut it in half.
The sandwich was delicious. It was so good I’ve had it twice in one week. The guacamole added the glue to kind of hold things in the sandwich and added great flavor. Here’s a tip. Once you pick up this sandwich and begin to eat it, don’t put it down. It can be messy and it will fall apart if you let go. But don’t worry, it’s finger licking good.
For the vegetarian version of this sandwich leave out the bacon. I served this to my son and he thought it tasted great, just messy. So, what do you add to your BLT and what do you call it?
For more glute free meals, visit What’s For Dinner Wednesday at the Gluten Free Homemaker.