Gourmet BLT

Prep 15 min
Total 25 min
Makes 4 Servings

During the summer months, we’ll fire up the grill for just about anything! Tonight we take on the BLT, with a zesty aioli drizzled overtop.

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Ingredients

4
wooden skewers
1 pint
cherry tomatoes
12 slices
4
demi baguettes, each cut in half horizontally
1 heart
romaine lettuce

FOR BLT DRESSING

1/3 cup
light mayonnaise
3 tbsp
2
garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp

Instructions

  • SOAK skewers in warm water for 10 min. Preheat barbecue to medium. Thread 4 to 5 tomatoes onto each skewer.
  • OIL grill, then barbecue tomato skewers and bacon, uncovered, until bacon is crisp and grill marks appear on tomatoes, 5 min per side. Toast baguettes cut-side down for 1 min. Transfer bread to a platter.
  • SPREAD BLT dressing generously over cut sides of bread. Line each bottom half with a romaine leaf, then layer with 3 strips of bacon and 1 skewer of tomatoes. Press top halves of bread over tomatoes and remove skewers. Drizzle with more BLT Dressing.
  • To make BLT dressing: Stir mayo with lemon juice, garlic and salt in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve on Gourmet BLT.

Nutrition

Calories 264
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrates 31 g
Fat 10 g
Fibre 4 g
Sodium 752 mg
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Wine Pairings

SMOKY BACON | SUBTLE CAB
This well-priced cabernet sauvignon isn’t too intense or heavy. Instead, it offers enough rich plum and currant notes to match the smoky bacon and garlic of our Gourmet BLT. Be sure to decant, aerate or open the bottle a few hours before enjoying it to heighten its aroma.
Carmen Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile, $14.

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