I am always on board for a good BLT! Some good, thick bacon, crisp green lettuce and juicy tomatoes are always a good idea! This is a classic recipe that takes very little time but gives you a huge reward! I was so excited for today’s recipe review because it comes with a small twist — herb mayo. And while I am a huge fan of classic mayo in a blt, I think an herb mayo will be just what these sandwiches need!
On to my review of these sandwiches. First of all, like I mentioned earlier these sandwiches are so easy to make. Perfect for week nights that you don’t want to spend hours cooking. Let’s start with the herb mayo. You can and should make this ahead of time so it has time to sit in the fridge. But overall, it’s the herb mayo that makes this BLT Sandwich. It brings a unique richness and flavor to the BLT. I was honestly planning on my husband hating this sandwich since he loves classic BLT sandwiches the best. But this herb mayo was a hit with both of us. The flavors complimented each other so well and just really ramped up a classic. The full recipe and more can be found in the Magnolia Table Cookbook by Joanna Gaines. If you choose to try this recipe, let me know in the comments below!
Overall Review: 4.5/5
- 20 Bacon Slices Applewood or Pepperwood Preferred
- 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
- 8 Thick Slices White Country Bread
- 1/2 cup Easy Herb Mayo (see below)
- 8 Lettuce Leaves Butter Lettuce if you can
- 3 Tomatoes
Easy Herb Mayo
- 1 cup Mayo I prefer Kraft
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsps Chives
- 1 tbsp Parsley
- 1 tbsp Dill
- 1 1/2 Fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 White pepper If you have it (I had to use black pepper)
- Let's start with the herb mayo! 1 Cup of mayo, black pepper, salt, paprika, chives, parsley, and dill. Mix together and set in the refrigerator. It's recommended for 2 hours, but I only had it in there a half hour and it tasted great!
- Set the oven to 400 degrees and place the bacon on a baking sheet. Set in the oven for 15-20 minutes. My husband doesn't like the bacon super crispy so it was only in there about 15 minutes before I took it out. Place on paper towels so the grease can come off the bacon.
- Place small amounts of mayo on each side of the country bread and toast until golden brown.
- Once both sides are toasted, place on a plate and begin assembling.
- Place a good tablespoon of the herb mayo on each slice. Add the bacon, tomato, lettuce and salt and pepper.
- Place the sides together to create two sandwiches. Cut in half and serve as halves!