The BLAST – Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Sprouts,Tomato

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.

Motopic

Oh hey bro!

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.

turkeybacon

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!!

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Annnd…cue drool.

BLAST (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Sprouts, Tomato)

Ingredients

(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

Directions

  • 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!
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