Although my favorite sandwich has always been a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT), this Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Turkey Sandwich (BLAT). might have just taken over the top spot! I know that B.L.A.T. often stands for Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato, but I didn’t have any good tomatoes! And since this was my dinner last night, the turkey is what made it more substantial.
First, I buttered and grilled a couple slices of sourdough bread (one side only) in my cast iron skillet. Then I spread the inside of each slice with a generous amount of Spicy Chipotle Mayo (recipe below) before piling on the ingredients. Sliced oven-roasted turkey breast, applewood smoked bacon, sliced avocado, and some red leaf lettuce were my ingredients of choice.
Although this is not an uncommon sandwich, I had never tried it on grilled sourdough, and this was the first time I’ve used a chipotle mayonnaise. YUM! File this one away for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
Now, I didn’t make the mayo from scratch so this is a simple condiment you can whip up in less than five minutes if you have the ingredients. I used chipotle chili powder rather than chipotle en adobo, because that’s what was in my pantry last night. Chipotle chili powder is a great thing to keep on hand for when you want to add a bit of chipotle flavor but don’t want to open a whole can of chiles.
Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I suggest Hellmans or Best Foods)
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1 t. fresh squeezed lime juice
2 t. fresh chopped herbs (parsley or cilantro)
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Enjoy on your favorite sandwich or use as a dipping sauce.
Yield: enough for one large sandwich.
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