Tyler Florence's Lunch Box BLT

Recipe creator's name:  dash

"I try to keep my son Miles’ menus straightforward—but with a twist. Here's one of his favorites: fresh heirloom tomatoes sliced thick, with buffalo mozzarella and a touch of fresh pesto. If he happens to trade what I made for him when he gets to school, it’s a great way to break the ice with the girls!"

Preparation time:  5 minutes or less
Total time:  10 minutes
Servings:  1
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 french baguette
  • 2 slices low-sodium applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 medium heirloom tomato, thick cut slices
  • 1 spear of romaine lettuce
  • 1 thick slice of fresh mozarella
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of store bought basil pesto
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of low fat mayo
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions:

1. Slice the piece of baguette open but leave one side attached to form a hinge. 

2. Cook the bacon over low heat until crispy, slice the tomato and mozzarella. 

3. Combine the pesto with the mayo and smear it on the bottom of the sandwich. 

4. Layer the romaine spear followed by the tomato, bacon and mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper and wrap in parchment paper.

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