BAST

Need a simple, yet tasty and impressive-looking lunch? Well, your search is over. I whipped up this quick sandwich, which I have affectionately dubbed the BAST [bacon, avocado, spinach, tomato] several weeks ago in an attempt to use up some ingredients in the fridge before we headed out of town for the weekend. [Yes, I’m behind. We’ve been gone 5 out of the last 6 weekends, so this long Memorial Day weekend was much appreciated since we were actually home.]

I was inspired by the classic BLT, hence the acronym and name of this delicious concoction, but decided to add a little something-something by subbing baby spinach for lettuce, adding some extra flavor and smoothness with avocado slices, and whipping up a light, sweet honey mustard sauce as a binder. Just like any good sandwich, no one component dominates–each joins together easily to create a party on your plate…and in your mouth! Enjoy!

BAST
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Ingredients:

  • 3 slices good quality whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 2 pieces of thick cut bacon, cooked and broken into thirds
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced thin
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced into 6 pieces
  • handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Directions:
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, mustard, and honey. Spread mixture on one side of each piece of bread. [I had some leftover.] Then layer spinach, tomatoes, bacon, and avocado on one piece of bread. Top with a second slice and repeat. Top with final slice of bread, then press down, pierce sandwich with toothpicks, and cut into two slices… diagonal is best. :) Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “BAST

  1. I love BLT’s. This looks even more amazing. However, I’m not sure how I feel about honey mustard… what do you think of a spicy mayonnaise? Any ideas?

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    • I think that would be great, Angie. Maybe just mix mayo with some spices–red pepper flakes and cumin? Or chili powder? You could also add some fresh cilantro if you wanted a Mexican flair… :)

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