I introduced turkey bacon to hubby about 5 years ago, thinking I was going to trick him into eating the healthy version of every one's favorite food enhancer, condiment, side-dish and pretty much food-group, BACON. To my great surprise, he LOVED it. And we ended up with his wonderful rendition of the classic bacon, lettuce tomato sandwich.
Hubby's Terrific Turkey BLT:
(Yields 1 serving)
2 slices white bread *
4 slices turkey bacon
1-2 tsp of mayo (full-fat version works best...sorry calorie cutters)
4 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half **
1/2 cup field greens
1 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp 5280 Grind***
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Bake the turkey bacon at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Slice the cherry or grape tomatoes in half and put in oven-safe dish. Add the drippings from the turkey bacon pan to the tomatoes as well as the olive oil to coat the little guys. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and spice blend and toss well. Bake the tomatoes for about 10 minutes, until wrinkled. Toast bread slices. Slather one side (or both) of your toast with mayo; add bacon, lettuce and tomatoes and EAT UP.
*artisan bread like sourdough or french bread will make a nice substitute, sliced at 1/2 inch thickness.
**if you'd prefer to use grape tomatoes, they will work nicely as well. So long as the halves are small enough to not overwhelm the sandwich. We used a nice mixture of heirloom yellow and red grape tomatoes, but have done it both ways.
***We have a wonderful grinder of this spice blend from Spice Boys in Colorado but you can use your favorite grilling or marinading spice