Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 4 servings

A fancy version of the BLT, Over-the-Top Tomato Sandwich features seasonal ingredients including fresh tomatoes and basil. Pair Over-the-Top Tomato Sandwich with a simple green salad for a complete meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Brush both sides of bread slices lightly with melted butter. Cook bread slices in a large skillet over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until toasted.

Step 2

Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and place in a single layer on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, and let stand 10 minutes.

Step 3

Process basil, oregano, and 2 Tbsp. oil in a food processor or mini chopper until finely ground. Add mayonnaise and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice to processor; pulse until smooth.

Step 4

Stir together remaining 1 Tbsp. oil and 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice in a medium bowl; add arugula, and toss to coat. Spread mayonnaise mixture on 1 side of each bread slice. Layer 4 bread slices with tomato slices, arugula mixture, and 2 bacon slices. Top with remaining 4 bread slices, mayonnaise-side down.

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Ratings & Reviews

sheraphics's Review

August 28, 2014
The grill bread with butter gave it a totally different flavor

DSV3156's Review

July 02, 2014
Isn't this a dressed-up version of a BLT?

steelmagnolia's Review

June 25, 2014
We love BLT's in our house, especially in the summer. The basil/lemon mayonnaise preparation was so good, and makes traditional BLT's special. Really yummy!