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The Classic BLT Gets An Upgrade

June 16, 2015

Between crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy bacon, the humble BLT is arguably one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. But just because it is a simple sandwich doesn’t mean it’s boring. Far from a tired staple, the BLT is just a canvas waiting for you to make it unique. Here are some of the best ways to spice up that BLT!

Add Some Green

The addition of green veggies can make a BLT sing. For a simple and easy way to give your sandwich some pop, slap on some simple additions. For a creamy fix without the calories of mayonnaise, add slices of avocado with just a little bit of salt. Or, instead of the usual iceberg lettuce, swap it out for some spinach or romaine lettuce or even some alfalfa sprouts for a great new texture. Arugula or basil can also be great additions!

Have Some Cheese, Please!

Although it seems like such a simple step, the addition of cheese to a simple BLT can make the flavor pop. And the flavor combinations that you can achieve are as limitless as the kinds of cheeses you can find at your local grocery store. Aside from the normal staples like Cheddar, Muenster, and American, try some different varieties like Pepper Jack, Havarti, or even Brie.

Switch Up The Slices

The bread on the BLT usually falls to the usual suspects -- white toast or plain white bread. But one of the simplest ways to spice up your sandwich is by getting creative with the bread. Try wrapping up your BLT in a wheat tortilla for a low carb option that is great for on the go lunches. Or, try stacking your BLT on a ciabatta or French baguette. If you like a crispy sandwich, you can even stick it in a panini press with a little butter for a crunchy take on a classic.

Go Beyond The Ordinary

When you start experimenting with the BLT, you get so many new lunch options to enjoy! You can turn a classic BLT into a delicious salad or even a pizza - if you’re feeling adventurous. Make it spicy with your favorite hot sauce, or add an egg into the mix! Whatever combination you decide, you truly can’t go wrong with this classic sandwich as a base.

Want a delicious BLT while you’re on the go? The Village Deli crafts BLT sandwiches and more using the freshest ingredients so you can enjoy your lunch hassle-free. Stop by and check out our menu today!


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