Go Back
+ servings
Classic BLT sandwich with basil mayonnaise and heirloom tomatoes

Classic BLT with Basil Mayo

How to make the perfect BLT with the best fresh ingredients possible.
Course Lunch, Main Course
Keyword Basil mayonnaise, BLT, heirloom tomatoes
Meat & Poultry pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 901kcal
Author dorothy stainbrook


  • skillet


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves packed into cup
  • 3 pieces bacon I like thick cut
  • 1 med heirloom tomato
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • frilly lettuce to taste


  • In a food processor, puree the mayonnaise with the fresh basil leaves.
  • In a skillet, fry the bacon over med-high heat until crisp (about 3-5 minutes) and remove to drain on a paper towel when browned to your desired preference. While the bacon is cooking thickly slice the tomatoes and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt to bring out the flavor even more.
  • Toast the bread in a toaster or in the top rack of the oven with the broiler turned to high. Watch carefully if using the broiler as it doesn’t take long.
  • Assemble the sandwiches by spreading the basil mayo on the golden brown toast, then add the bacon on top of the mayo, the tomatoes on top of the bacon, and the frilly lettuce on top of the tomatoes. Finish with the top slice of toasted sourdough. Summer!!


Calories: 901kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1234mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 5mg