The Ultimate BLT Sandwich

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This Ultimate BLT Sandwich is fresh and crisp, with avocado and cucumbers added to traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato. A perfect sandwich!

A BLT cut in half and stacked on a plate.
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  1. Ingredients in the Ultimate BLT Sandwich
  2. Perfectly Seasoned Sandwich
  3. Suggestions for the Ultimate BLT
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. More Sandwich Recipes to Try
  6. How to Make the Ultimate BLT Sandwich
  7. The Ultimate BLT Sandwich Recipe

I have tried several BLT recipes over the years, but this Ultimate BLT Sandwich is the best BLT sandwich by far. Ripe, crisp cucumbers and buttery avocado slices added to the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato makes this a fresh and filling spin on a classic BLT. My daughter, Alexa, had this sandwich one night when she was visiting at her friend’s home, the Hansens. They had this Ultimate BLT Sandwich for dinner and invited her to eat with them. I have had some great dinner ideas come from my kids eating over with friends! I’m always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas that my kids will love, and this is definitely one of them – even with the extra veggies!

Ingredients in the Ultimate BLT Sandwich

  • Toasted Bread – I like to use wheat bread, but you can use white bread as well.
  • Bacon – for the perfect bite I like to use thick cut bacon.
  • Tomato Slices
  • Green Leaf Lettuce – green leaf and iceberg lettuce have the best crunch in my opinion.
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Mayonnaise – use Hellman or Best Foods for the best flavor!
  • Salad Supreme Seasoning – read more about our favorite seasoning below.
BLT sandwich with the top layer of bread taken off.


Perfectly Seasoned Sandwich

This recipe incorporates one of my favorite seasonings – Salad Supreme. It is in the spices section of the grocery store. The brand I use is McCormick. It is a mixture of Romano cheese, salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, paprika, garlic, celery seed, black pepper, and red pepper. I use it on all kinds of things: pasta, salad, sandwiches, bread sticks, and French bread. The reddish color and the blend of flavors are a little lighter than straight paprika, and make it a pretty garnish as well as a delicious topping. It gives this Ultimate BLT Sandwich an extra punch of flavor.

Suggestions for the Ultimate BLT

  • For added veggies, you can top your BLT with crunchy and sweet bean sprouts.
  • I like to use a smear of mayo, but you could use Thousand Island dressing, Ranch, mustard, or honey mustard sauce for extra flavor.
  • For a quicker meal, use pre-cooked bacon. You can find it next to the regular bacon at the store. Or make several slices ahead of time and store them in the freezer.
  • This sandwich is best topped with fresh, home grown tomatoes from the garden. YUM!
  • I like to use a crisp layer of green leaf lettuce, but you can use iceberg, Romaine, arugula or even baby spinach.
Ultimate BLT cut in half and a bite taken out of it on a pink plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is proper way to layer a BLT?

The best way to layer a BLT is bacon, then tomatoes, then lettuce. This keeps the tomatoes in the middle so they don’t get the bread soggy.

Where did the BLT originate from?

The BLT first started appearing in British cookbooks in the 1920s.

What else can you add to a BLT?

In this recipe we add avocado, cucumbers, and salad supreme seasoning. However, you can also add cheddar cheese, mustard, pickles, and more!

More Sandwich Recipes to Try

There’s nothing better than a hearty, filling sandwich like this perfect BLT for either lunch or dinner! Serve with a side of your favorite potato chips, a pickle spear and some lemonade and you have a simple supper or lunch with minimal effort!

How to Make the Ultimate BLT Sandwich

A BLT sandwich cut in half and stacked on a plate.

The Ultimate BLT Sandwich

5 from 4 votes
This Ultimate BLT Sandwich is fresh and crisp, with avocado and cucumbers added to traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato. A perfect sandwich!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole wheat toast
  • 4 slices bacon cooked
  • 2 slices Tomato
  • 1 Green lettuce leaf
  • Avocado slices
  • Cucumber slices
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • Salad Supreme Seasoning

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a skillet or frying pan. Place on paper towel to drain grease.
    Cooked bacon on a paper towel.
  • Toast 2 slices of whole wheat bread and spread each with mayonnaise on one side while still warm from toaster. On the top slice of bread, sprinkle salad supreme seasoning.
    Toast with mayo on it and seasoning.
  • On the bottom slice, layer bacon, tomato, cucumber slices, lettuce, and avocado.
    Toast with bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, avocado on top.
  • Top the sandwich, and enjoy while toast and bacon are still warm.
    BLT on crinkled parchment paper.

Notes

  • For added veggies, you can top your BLT with crunchy and sweet bean sprouts.
  • I like to use a smear of mayo, but you could use Thousand Island dressing, Ranch, mustard, or honey mustard sauce for extra flavor.
  • For a quicker meal, use pre-cooked bacon. You can find it next to the regular bacon at the store. Or make several slices ahead of time and store them in the freezer.
  • This sandwich is best topped with fresh, home grown tomatoes from the garden. YUM!
  • I like to use a crisp layer of green leaf lettuce, but you can use iceberg, Romaine, arugula or even baby spinach.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 792kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 20gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 988mgPotassium: 713mgFiber: 8gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 532IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for the recipe! I loved the added cucumber when I worked at subway I always added cucumber when i made mine for lunch. Didn’t have avocado but used cream cheese and also mayo.. supreme salad seasoning and just a small dash of everything bagel season. Very good! Thanks for the ideas:)