The new and improved BLT is now the BLAST.
This is just a quick post again, because I didn’t even take the time to photograph this process to its real potential. But then again, a delicious sandwich really only needs one photo to make your mouth water, and to get to you say, “Damn! Gimme dat!”. At least, this does it for me.
Brief background: Last Saturday we went to Fort Collins, a fun town that is home to Colorado State University and New Belgium Brewery (in addition to many more breweries). Without our knowledge we arrived on the day of a motorcycle rally and were treated to a few talented and fearless souls doing moves like this.
It was so intense, and grisly, and manly, that I just needed something with bacon on it. But I’m not a big pork eater, actually I don’t really touch the stuff. Luckily I discovered (when in Safeway on the ride home) an exciting new turkey bacon option.
It was SOO good. Believe me-even the carnivorous boyfriend was a fan. And a lot better for you too. One piece has only 40 calories and it’s 94% fat free. Yes please! I loaded up a sandwich with the BLAST ingredients, added a handful of pretzels to the plate (I love something crunchy with a sandwich) and enjoyed a meal as satisfying as surviving a day of wheelies on a motorcycle could ever be.
As a side-I sort of feel silly even explaining how to make this sandwich, since we all know what goes in a BLT and I explained the difference, but hey, it’s a food blog, so I will anyway.
Enjoy! And happy Memorial Day!!
BLAST (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Sprouts, Tomato)
(makes 2 sandwiches)
- 4 slices whole wheat toast
- 2 slices cheese of choice
- 4 slices turkey bacon
- 1 avocado pitted and sliced
- handful of sprouts
- ½-1 whole tomato, sliced
- A few pieces of lettuce, arugula or spinach
- Mayo or mustard if desired
- Heat skillet to medium-high.
- Toast bread; place cheese on two slices immediately after toasting to allow to melt slightly.
- Cook turkey bacon thoroughly on skillet. It was about 3-4 minutes on each side once the skillet is good and hot.
- Spread mayo or mustard on bread slices.
- Evenly divide remaining ingredients on bread, form sandwiches.
- Pair with a Fat Tire beer, and live it up!