A BLT may be one of summer's simplest pleasures. The stars of this sandwich shine on their own, but in tandem, they're taken to the next level. Juicy tomatoes, crispy bacon, and crunchy lettuce come together to form the perfect combination of flavors and textures.
Each summer, DC chefs find a way to make this trio even harder to resist. Many enhance the key flavors of the sandwich with interesting sauces or toppings, like lemon-dill aioli, tzatziki, or guacamole. Some substitute or complement bacon with other proteins, including soft-shell crab, pâté, tasso, and even vegetarian options like tempeh or mushrooms. Others skip the bread altogether and create a deconstructed version of the classic sandwich. But mostly, the secret to a great BLT is to put it on the menu when tomatoes are at their best.
During the height of tomato season, here are some mouthwatering creations inspired by the trifecta of bacon, lettuce, and tomato.Read More