Colorful, flavorful heirloom tomatoes star in these classic sandwiches. Also try making a BLT salad: stir the mayonnaise and pesto into 2 tablespoons of your favorite vinaigrette, then toss with lots of chopped lettuce, tomatoes, crumbled bacon or tempeh, and homemade croutons.
8 slices whole-grain sandwich bread, grilled or toasted
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared pesto or vegan pesto (optional)
1 pound assorted heirloom tomatoes (2 to 3), sliced
Finishing salt, such as fleur de sel or Maldon
8 ounces bacon, cooked crisp, or tempeh bacon strips, cooked according to package instructions
1 cup chopped lettuce
Lay bread out on a work surface. Combine mayonnaise and pesto; spread evenly over one side of each bread slice. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and layer onto half the bread slices. Top tomatoes with bacon and lettuce, and cover with remaining bread slices. Cut each sandwich in half on the diagonal and pile onto a platter.
Per Serving:490 calories (290 from fat), 33g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 40mg cholesterol, 830mg sodium, 28g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 19g protein.
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