BLT Lettuce Wraps: THE BEST Late Summer Meal

I had no idea when I made this yesterday that today, AUG. 31st, was NATIONAL BACON DAY.  All I had been thinking was how the BLT is the perfect end-of-summer meal. Tomatoes are at their best, and something about the heat and humidity of the Arizona monsoon season makes me almost totally inert and immobile. This is about all I can muster dinner-wise, so I’m lucky that it’s fairly healthy… It turns out that mayo and bacon are better for us than expected, and my versions is also low-carb. I prefer to ditch the bread in my BLT because it really just gets in the way (which might be why it’s not called a BBLT). Instead, I make mine “protein style” served stuffed in the hollow of a big piece of romaine lettuce for more of the stuff that I really want.

BLT Lettuce Wraps
4 slices on bacon, preferably applewood smoked
1 tomato, sliced thin
2 whole romaine leaves
2 tablespoons mayonaise
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Spread each lettuce leaf with a generous portion of mayo.
  2. Sprinkle with salt & pepper
  3. Top with two strips of bacon, then a layer of sliced tomatoes, and two more slices of bacon.
  4. Enjoy!
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BLT Prep:

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Here’s the vegetarian version that I make for my husband:

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12 Comments

  1. Your pictures are fabulous. I had to fix this for lunch. Thanks for reminding us of such a classic combination in such a great way!

  2. I made three of these for breakfast this morning and thoroughly enjoyed them. I left out the mayo and used avocado in it’s place. Wow! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Absolutely fabulous! This is wonderful without bread! I agree, more of what’s important without bread getting in the way. Also, paleo-friendly!

  4. how do you hold the lettuce wrap with out falling apart everything came out what did I do wrong

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