If you’ve hit that midday slump and are feeling hangry, you could do worse than the classic BLT. There’s the lightly toasted Italian bread
slathered in mayo. The crisp leaves of lettuce. The juicy slices of tomato. And, most important of all, there’s the bacon, pan
-fried to that perfect level of both crispy and chewy, which gives the sandwich it’s addictive salty, savory taste. (My stomach just straight-up growled while typing that sentence.)
But what if you don’t like tomatoes? Sure, it may seem impossible to have a BLT without the T. But some maniacs have suggested that there are other options.
As they write in their Instagram post, this version of the BLT “swaps out one juicy, red fruit
with another, only this one’s in season a couple months earlier. A savory sandwich
with a sweet twist—not the other way around.”
What do you think? Is their food
editor completely out of line, or does the idea of strawberries
mingling with bacon and lettuce sound appealing?
Of course, they’re not the first foodies to suggest variations on this sandwich classic. The food blogger behind 300 Sandwiches, for example, is partial to bacon, lettuce
and peach sandwiches — or, as they refer to it on their blog, the Bacon, Lettuce, and “I Hate Tomatoes” sandwich
. On their Instagram feed, they write
that it’s their favorite summer sandwich:
Which unconventional ingredients do you like to slip into your BLTs?