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, D.C. 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 guac, lemon-dill or Sriracha aioli, or even egg salad. Others cater to carnivores even more with the addition of turkey and chicken. Some substitute bacon with vegetarian options like fried green tomatoes or tempeh.
But mostly, the secret to a great BLT is to put it on the menu when the circular red fruit is at its best. As the height of tomato season nears, here are some mouthwatering creations centered around the perfect trifecta of bacon, lettuce, and tomato.Read More