There is something about a BLT that says summer isn't there? That first bite exploding with the flavors of the season; savory perfection... No? You don't feel that way? Ok, who knows, maybe it's just me then... moving on.
Perhaps I feel this way because my mom would make them when it was too hot to cook (Michigan summers are equivalent to living in a sauna for three months out of the year, which is far superior to the 5 months you live inside a freezer). She would sizzle bacon on a griddle, slice tomatoes with the knife skills of a surgeon and break apart lettuce with tender loving care. The bread was (occasionally toasted) slathered in mayo, topped with salt and pepper, before being christened with a grid of the freshly cooked bacon, garden tomatoes and fresh lettuce... I'm drooling.
To be honest I hated them as a kid. Instead, I would eat a calorie packed, artery clogging concoction which consisted of bacon, lettuce, HOTDOG, and mayo sandwiched between two slices of whole wheat bread (because white bread [strangely] was a curse word in our home). I can't lie to you, it was AMAZING, however, if I at that today I would probably die... a slow beautiful, bacony bliss filled death.
Ok anyways, back to reality and the version of a BLT which currently satisfies my cravings.
What you will need for 4 'wraps'*:
4 large Romaine leaves rinsed and dried
2-3 slices thick bacon cooked and chopped into small pieces
12-15 mini heirloom tomatoes quartered
1 small avocado cut into small chunks
salt and pepper to taste
yellow mustard or vegenaise optional
Place tomatoes and avocado inside the romaine leaves, top with chopped bacon bits, sea salt and black pepper.... literally I feel like this is such a cop out recipe... but you guys, it is delicious so whatever.
Drew has asked me to make these about a million times since I first created them a few weeks ago. The magic of this little number is just how simple it is! I am sure most of you have done something like this before when you ran out bread and you know what I say? DO IT AGAIN!
Eat your hearts out! a) because it is (almost) summer and b)this wannabe wrap will satisfy all your bacon craving, lettuce loving desires in the most perfect way (ok I know you are still day dreaming about my hotdog version...but do yourself a favor and save your arteries, they will thank you later by letting you LIVE).
*There are only three in these photos compared to the '4' the recipe suggests... one may or may not have gotten eaten in the process