Monday, August 6, 2007

The Updated BLT

In celebration of our first ripened tomato, and in order to use up some of our overgrown basil, I decided to shake up the classic BLT…

I made 2 different sandwiches, and my husband and I had half of each one. Here are the ingredients for the Pesto BLT:

2 Slices of multigrain bread
Handful of basil, washed
Chicken breast
Provolone cheese
Tomato slices
2 slices of bacon

I had made pesto this past weekend, so I decided to use some of it up on this updated version of a BLT. I coated the chicken breast in the pesto and grilled. When nearly done, I added a slice of provolone cheese to the chicken. I toasted the multigrain bread, and placed the chicken on top. I then added the bacon, followed by basil (in place of lettuce), and topped with the tomato slices. I spread some additional pesto on the top slice of the bread to top off my sandwich. YUM!

For the second sandwich, I did a honey mustard BLT…

2 slices of multigrain bread
Sliced tomatoes
2 slices of bacon
Honey Mustard dressing
Honey Mustard spread
Chicken breast
Slices of red onion

With this sandwich, I coated the chicken breast with honey mustard dressing and grilled. I toasted the bread, and placed the grilled chicken on top. I topped the chicken with 2 slices of bacon, lettuce, and tomato slices. I spread some honey mustard on the other slice of bread and cut in half.

We each had a taste of both sandwiches, and both agreed that the pesto BLT was better. But, nonetheless, we enjoyed both of them!

1 comment:

MrsSisler said...

Yum! I want to try this. I have a ton of basil to use, too!