BLT Bites

Don’t you sometimes need just a bite or two of something? Not a whole sandwich, not a whole piece or slice, but just a bite. Well, this is one of those recipes for when you just want a bite. A bite of a BLT, that is.

These BLT Bites take all the elements of a classic bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich and reduces them to one gorgeous, delicious bite. It’s simply toasted sourdough bread, topped with mayonnaise, a slice of bacon, lettuce and a halved cherry tomato. Sprinkle with salt. Devour. Great for Sunday afternoons while watching whatever sporting event, fabulous with drinks before dinner or just make a plate full for after school snacks.

3 slices sourdough bread
4 slices thick-cut market bacon, cooked
6 ripe cherry tomatoes
mayonnaise
lettuce
salt

Cut the crusts from the bread. Then cut each slice of bread into four rectangles. Place the bread rectangles on a baking sheet and toast them until they’re golden brown. Allow the toast to cool before proceeding.

Cut the bacon slices into thirds and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. I used some bacon I had left over from breakfast. You really need to use the thickest market bacon you can find for this. The thinner bacon will crumble when you cut it into thirds and will crumble even worse when you put a toothpick through it in the final step.

Assemble the appetizers: Spread one side of each toast with mayonnaise. Top with one piece of bacon, a lettuce leaf and half a cherry tomato. Sprinkle with salt (I used a Hawaiian black sea salt in the photo).

Makes 12 appetizers.

Enjoy!

BLT Bites
 
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A BLT in a bite-size appetizer!
Serves: 12 appetizers
Ingredients
  • 3 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 slices thick-cut market bacon, cooked
  • 6 ripe cherry tomatoes
  • mayonnaise
  • lettuce
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Cut the crust from the bread. Cut each slice of bread into four rectangles. Place bread rectangles on a baking sheet and toast until golden brown. Allow toast to cool before proceeding.
  2. Cut bacon slices into thirds. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Assemble appetizers: Spread one side of each toast with mayonnaise. Top with one piece of bacon, a lettuce leaf and half a cherry tomato. Sprinkle with salt (I used a Hawaiian black sea salt in the photo).
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Comments

  1. says

    Oooh, I made these a few months ago, but yours look SO much better!! Mine didn’t have bread, so maybe that’s what I need to do next time. Delicious though, right?! :)

  2. says

    Thanks, everyone for your comments! Yes, these are so good and very easy to make. And it’s pretty hard to just eat one of them :-)

  3. says

    These have got to be delicious because you can’t go wrong with that combination. I’d have to double or triple or even quadruple the recipe though, because just a bit won’t be enough.

    • says

      It’s easily doubled, tripled, whatever. Make sure there are lots of folks around to help eat them because it’s easy to keep picking up one, then another, then another…

  4. Teri says

    Now this is what I’m talking about. I’m having people over in a few weeks but didn’t want to cook a meal, just some some stuff to nibble on and these are perfect! Thanks Lana.

    • says

      This recipe would be great for that, Teri. Just be sure to use the thick-cut bacon. And, by the way, I cook my bacon in the oven not on the stovetop. Much less mess that way!

  5. Miss P says

    Why don’t you put that post back up on the bacon cooking technique? I don’t see it, but I might have overlooked it ……..
    Miss P