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The World’s Best BLT

This is not your typical BLT. The goat cheese and herb wasabi mayo add a unique kick.

world's best BLT

Photo: Jessie Wallner/WFIU

This sandwich includes the basic bacon, lettuce and tomatoes. The exciting ingredients are slices of avocados and wasabi herb mayo.

For me, this is the ultimate summer sandwich with nice summer tomatoes and basil right out of the garden.

To start, I like rubbing a clove of garlic on the light toasted bread. This is also a great way to make garlic bread.

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  • 2 slices 7-grain bread
  • 1 1/2 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 ounces ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 ounce greens
  • 1 ounce vine-ripe tomatoes
  • 1/8 ounce basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon green herb mayonnaise (or basil wasabi mayo)
  • 4 pieces peppered bacon
  • fresh lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Rub garlic on two slices of lightly toasted bread.
  2. Spread with goat cheese and tomatoes, basil leaves and bacon.
  3. Toast in a 350 F oven for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Then spread one slice of bread with green herb mayonnaise. (We used basil wasabi mayonnaise, which is exactly what it sounds like: add minced basil and wasabi to your taste to regular mayo.)
  5. Layer the toast with avocado (sprinkled with a bit of lemon juice, salt and pepper) and greens.

Chef Daniel Orr

Chef Daniel Orr is the owner of FARMbloomington and the author of several cookbooks. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training.

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