This B.L.A.T. sandwich is so simple, but as a big sandwich fan I feel the need to share. It basically takes your classic BLT up a notch. Add a layer of avocado and a layer of sriracha mayo, and you’ll be surprised by how flavorful it gets.
I think a crucial element to a superb sandwich is the bread, so I cannot emphasize this enough: get good-quality bread! For this B.L.A.T. sandwich I like using thick slices of brioche or challah. I also recommend toasting them in a skillet with a generous drizzle of olive oil. Of course you can also just use a toaster, but despite the extra dirty dish and effort, this is my preferred method. Add butter or olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium high. Once hot, place slices of bread on the pan and cook until golden brown, flip and cook the other side.
Season each layer separately: the tomatoes, the avocado, and sriracha, so that you end up with well-rounded sandwich. I like adding a little bit of lemon juice to the smashed avocado; the acidity amplifies the flavor and keep them from turning brown.
Drizzle with olive oil (cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil is always a good idea ;)) and voila! A great little sandwich. If you’re looking for more sandwich ideas, this super quick and easy prosciutto and goat cheese croissant sandwich is so good and this tuna salad one is one of my favorites. I make it all the time.
6 slices bacon, halved
1 medium tomato
1/2 small red onion
4 lettuce leaves
1 1/2 tbsp mayo
1 1/2 tbsp sriracha
4 slices brioche or challah bread
olive oil, for drizzling
lemon juice (optional)
Make the bacon: heat a skillet over medium high heat. Cook bacon until crisp, about 7 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a tower-lined plate.
Make the sriracha mayo: in a small bowl, add the mayonnaise and sriracha. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, add the avocado. Gently smash with a fork. Add a little bit of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
Thinly slice the onion and tomato. Season with salt and pepper.
Toast the bread.
Assemble the sandwiches: spread the avocado mixture on 2 slices of toast and the sriracha on the remaining 2. Top sriracha toast with lettuce, bacon, tomato, and onion. Drizzle with olive oil, top with avocado toast, and serve.