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Ultimate BLT

Ultimate BLT

The perfect combination of salty bacon, crunchy lettuce and sweet tomato is loved by most.. I’ve taken it up a notch with the addition of a simple basil and garlic mayonnaise and using a really sturdy, good quality bread is the trick to staving off sogginess whilst it sits in your lunch box.

IngredientsBrought to you by Essential Kids'

  • 2 rashers eye bacon
  • 3 slices tomato
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices of good sourdough bread
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup good quality whole egg mayonnaise
  • pepper


Fry the bacon in a small non-stick frying pan until crisp (about 3 minutes per side). Alternatively, if you’re doing a big batch, bake on a tray in the oven set at 220°C for 10-15 minutes.

To make the mayonnaise, place the garlic, basil, mayonnaise and pepper in a small container and whizz with a stab blender (or use a mini processor).

To assemble the sandwich, spread a teaspoon of the mayonnaise on each slice of the sourdough bread. Top with the lettuce, tomato and bacon.

OPTIONAL: For a more indulgent sandwich add some sliced avocado (BLAT).

Kristy is a mother of three who loves feeding her family wholesome, nutritious and above all delicious food. She has her own food blog called The Life She Made where she posts family style recipes and talks about life as a stay at home mother.

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