Bacon “Lettuce” and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo

Sweet peaches are the perfect stand-in for tomatoes in this remake of everyone’s favorite BLT.  Plain Jane lettuce is also replaced with peppery arugula to make one deliciously easy Bacon Lettuce and Peach sandwich!

Bacon Lettuce and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo | The Suburban Soapbox

I was smacked in the face the other day with the harsh reality that summer is not going to last forever.  What I mean is….I was, literally, smacked in the face with a decorative witch at the grocery store.  Yep…I walked right into it while rushing to the laundry detergent aisle and was startled beyond belief.  Seriously, who expects to run into a witch in the middle of the summer.  Well…a Halloween witch, some of us run into witches all summer long. 🙂  All joking aside, it does make me a little sad to know that summer will end, the school busses will be returning and the peaches will be gone. 🙁  Don’t even get me started on the snow. We’ll save that rant for later.

Bacon Lettuce and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo | The Suburban Soapbox

In the meantime, I’ve been buying all the peaches.  ALL OF THEM! They just scream summer when you bite into one. I like to toss them into salads, cook them on the grill and top with savory/sweet blueberry butter, add them to pies (duh!).  And so, I threw them into a sandwich.  With salty bacon and peppery arugula.  And a simple basil mayo on a hearty white bread, lightly toasted.  This is no time for whole wheat or grain, let’s stay pure to the classic BLT and use some super amazing white bread.  Something you buy from a bakery and then have to slice yourself.  Really, that’s the only way you’re going to get the soft, thick slices you need for this sandwich.  Your taste buds will thank you.

Bacon Lettuce and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo | The Suburban Soapbox

The basil mayonnaise is just some fresh basil mixed with commercial mayo.  Slather plenty of that on both slices of bread.  Don’t be shy.  Edge to edge, make sure that bread is covered.  Mmmmkay?  And absolutely NO TURKEY BACON.  Please don’t.  Just don’t.  But seriously….that turkey bacon isn’t any better for you than regular bacon so just stick with the real stuff and enjoy it.  Life is short, make sure you’re living it to the fullest. Eat the bacon. And the white bread.  And ALL the peaches.

Bacon “Lettuce” and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sandwich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 809 kcal
Author: Kellie

flavorful bacon and peach sandwich!!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 4 - 3/4 inch slices hearty white bread
  • 2 ripe peaches peeled and cut into slices
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 8 slices cooked bacon

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and basil. Set aside.
  2. Place the bread under the broiler and toast until golden brown, Flip the bread slices over and continue to toast until golden.
  3. Transfer the bread to a platter or plate and spread the basil mayonnaise liberally on one side of each slice being sure to cover the entire surface. Layer two slices of bread with peaches and top each with 1/2 cup arugula. Top the arugula with the bacon and the remaining slice of bread. But the sandwich on an angle, corner to corner and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon “Lettuce” and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 809 Calories from Fat 693
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 77g 118%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 940mg 39%
Potassium 496mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 18%
Vitamin C 13.8%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

19 comments on “Bacon “Lettuce” and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo”

  1. I totally get this combo, just thinking about bacon and peaches together make me drool!

  2. Arugula is my favorite type of lettuce. The peppery flavor will make so well with the peaches. This is a sandwich I would love to eat.

  3. It definitely makes me feel a little sad, seeing all the fall decor out already. This is the first year I’ve ever really cared and tried NOT to rush summer. So I definitely need to eat a few of these and really indulge and bask in the summer before it ends!

  4. I am a sandwich addict and a peach sandwich will be new for me. Thank you so much.

  5. Love this “grown-up” verison of a BLT! What a different way to use fresh summer peaches.

  6. I’ve never had peach in a savory combo like this! Genius!!

  7. How did I never think if pairing bacon with peaches?! Brilliant idea!

  8. I love the sound of all of those flavors together! Yum!

  9. These flavors together sound AMAZING!

  10. YUM! What a fantastic combination!!

  11. I have also noticed the fall things everywhere in stores (even the fall flavored beers!). Oh no, I’m not ready for summer to be over yet. Love your very summer sandwich idea!!

  12. Love the idea of adding peaches to a sandwich!

  13. A Halloween Witch in the store already, I can’t believe it! Way too soon for that! This sandwich looks gooey and delicious!

  14. I have never thought about putting a peach on my sandwich.

  15. Turkey bacon – ummm.. no. This sandwich – an absolute YES! Love this and how you used arugula – one of my favorites – adds such a peppery bite.

  16. This is one creative sandwich! And I just bought peaches today (I never buy peaches) so I def need to try it with bacon. Looks great!

  17. Love that you peach on this sandwich, delicious!

  18. LOVE this idea! I rarely get to make BLTs because my husband hates raw tomatoes, but I bet he’d totally go for these!

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