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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BLC's with Peppered Balsamic Mayo

I know that I have mentioned this before, but I love a good BLT.  What I love even more is a good BLC (Bacon, Lettuce and Cucumber).  I became a fan of BLC's a few years ago and honestly, unless I order one when I am out or someone makes one for me, I always use cucumber instead of tomato.  My theory.. cucumbers are always fresh - tomatoes, not so much.  Of course, when I saw this recipe for peppered balsamic mayo... well, the logical choice was to try it.  I mean, my favorite sandwich made with a delicious new kind of mayo???  I would have been a fool to pass it up, right? :)

BLC's with Peppered Balsamic Mayo
Adapted from Taste of Home
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
8-10 slices of bacon, cut in half
8 slices of bread
green leaf lettuce
English cucumber slices

Directions:
In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp.  Remove to paper towels to drain.

In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, balsamic, pepper and salt together until well combined.  Spread mixture evenly over 8 toasted slices of bread.  layer with bacon, lettuce and cucumbers.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

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9 comments:

StephenC said...

Okay, judgment call: I like homemade pickled cuke slices. What do you think for this sandwich?

Jenn S said...

Stephen - I say if you like the pickled cucs, give it a shot. I think they would definitely bring more flavor to the sandwich, if nothing else! Let me know if you try it :)

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I happen to think a BLT is the best sandwich in the world. I always wait until July when we get our first tomatoes to start enjoying BLT's. GREAT idea with the cucumber. And this mayo sounds really good Jenn. Thanks for the recipe.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh YES. love cucumbers in a sandwich. They have such a fresh, summery taste!

Big Dude said...

Looks very good Jenn, but I'll have to stick with the T. :-)

Carla TePaske said...

Yum! I love BLT's sooo much, but I think I will try this. :-)
Thank you for sharing.

belleau kitchen said...

there is something a little genius about this idea... I too am never that keen on a BLT for exactly that reason... the C would be a great alternative... only one way to find out I guess... love the mayo too, very chic!

Pam said...

BLT's are my favorite and I am shocked I never thought to try cucumber on them. The mayo sounds fabulous.

Chris said...

Alexis would KILL me if I made this for her. Cukes make her burp involuntarily, lol.