BLT Bites

by Lana Stuart on April 26, 2010 · 22 comments

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

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 appetizers

BLT Bites

A BLT in a bite-size appetizer!

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).

Notes

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1 Barbara @ moderncomfortfood April 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm

These look wonderful and so pretty too. My only problem with these is that I would want a bite, and then another bite and then….Many thanks for sharing.

2 Amanda April 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm

These rock! What a great idea!

3 Patty Price April 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Tailgate! Great recipe following the big draft weekend!

4 Sues April 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm

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?! :)

5 C and C Dish April 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

These BLT Bites are an awesome idea…love it!

6 jenn (Bread + Butter) April 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm

BLT appetizer style. I love it!!!! Though, it would be hard to eat just one.

7 Lana April 27, 2010 at 9:19 am

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 :-)

8 megan April 27, 2010 at 9:45 am

What a fun bite! These would be perfect for a tea party!

9 karenbove April 27, 2010 at 10:09 am

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.

10 Lana April 27, 2010 at 7:14 pm

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…

11 Cristina @TeenieCakes April 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

I love this idea…and they’re so beautifully presented. It would be easy to get carried away and eat these without realizing how many you’ve put away! =)

12 Joy April 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

That is such a cute idea. That must be great for parties.

13 Spruce Hill April 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Oh now these look so good! I can’t wait for tomatoes!

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14 Barefoot Belle April 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

These are awesome! And I love that they can go either in the direction of a tailgate or a tea.

15 Teri April 27, 2010 at 6:03 pm

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.

16 Lana April 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm

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!

17 Kathy Gori April 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

what a wonderful party food idea!

18 Miss P April 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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

19 Kristen April 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Such a clever idea, Lana! I bet those are a hit wherever you take them!

20 Kristen Doyle April 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

These look perfect! What a wonderful treat. But I agree with the other posts, I would not be able to stop at a few!

21 Kristen April 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Ooops – for some reason I didn’t think my first comment went through – sorry about the multiple posts :)

22 Renee December 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Never would have thought of this one! Great!

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