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BLT with Lemon Basil Mayo

This BLT sandwich recipe is made with crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, and tomato, and topped with a homemade garlic lemon basil mayo for a twist!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: gourmet blt, blt sandwich, blt recipes, gluten free blt
Servings: 4
Calories: 545kcal
Author: Christine Rooney


For The Sandwich:

  • 1 lb. gluten free bacon or any bacon if not gluten free
  • 8 slices gluten free sandwich bread can use any bread if not gluten free
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 bunch lettuce or greens of choice

For The Lemon Basil Mayo:

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 packed cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch pepper


For The Lemon Basil Mayo:

  • Place 1 cup mayo, 1 packed cup basil leaves, the juice of 1 lemon (about ¼ cup), ½ tsp. sugar, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until all the ingredients are completely combined, making sure there are no remaining large chunks of garlic. Place in a small bowl and set aside.
    Feel free to grate the garlic into the sauce using a Microplane zester in order to avoid chunks of garlic.

For The Sandwich:

  • Cut 2 large tomatoes into thick slices and tear a few large pieces from a head of lettuce.
  • To cook the bacon place a cast iron skillet or skillet of choice on the stove top. Add some of the bacon to the cold skillet and then bring the heat to medium-low. Cook the first batch of bacon on medium-low for roughly 5 minutes per side. Cooking times will vary depending on the desired crispness of the bacon.
  • When bacon has reached desired crispiness remove with a tongs and place on a paper towel to drain.
  • Drain any excess grease from the pan and repeat the process until all the bacon has cooked.
  • Toast 8 slices of gluten free bread (or any bread if not gluten free) using toaster, toaster oven, or in a pan on the stove top.
  • To assemble the sandwiches slather a generous amount of the lemon basil mayo onto one or both sides of bread. Top with 3-4 pieces of bacon, 2 tomato slices, and a handful of lettuce or greens. Place the top on the sandwich and cut in half.
  • To make this recipe low-carb simply cut the bacon and tomatoes into smaller pieces and add to a low-carb wrap with a handful of lettuce and a drizzle of the lemon basil mayo.


This lemon basil mayo is great on all kinds of sandwiches. Feel free to add it to any of your favorite sandwiches or wraps!


Calories: 545kcal