In this summery take on the classic BLT, you’ll grill just about everything before assembling it into a satisfying sandwich. The whole process takes only six ingredients and 20 minutes, so fire up the grill whenever you like.
A few months back I got together with The National Turkey Federation for some epic baked turkey meatball subs. You guys really liked those. I really liked those. But hey, it’s getting to be grilling season. And that’s a very good thing.
So today we’re firing up the grill. You’d be amazed how great grilled turkey can be. From tenderloin to thighs, cutlets and beyond, there are so many ways to make flavorful, good-for-you meals that are high in lean protein and essential nutrients. (You can find tons of great recipe ideas and nutrition facts right here.)
These quick and easy sandwiches are no exception. And they’re fun to make, too. Just slap everything but the mayo onto the grill and go to town. (That’s what she said…the recipe is. Where she = Umami Girl circa 2014. Hi.)
The whole family will be happy to dig into this appealing meal, which is sneakily pretty great for your bod, but we don’t have to talk about that unless you want to. (Psst…lean protein, lots of veggies, good fats…I didn’t say anything.)
But don’t take my word for it. Go ahead and fire up the grill.
Talk to you soon.
"Grilled Everything" Turkey BLAT Sandwiches
As the name suggests, you'll grill everything in this fun take on a BLT sandwich. Turkey bacon is flavorful but fabulously lean, so you can grill it without worrying about flare-ups. Six ingredients, 20 minutes -- fire up the grill any day of the week.
- 4 ounces turkey bacon
- 1 firm-ripe avocado, halved and pitted
- 1 medium tomato, cut into 4 thick slices
- 4 large leaves romaine lettuce
- 4 large slices sourdough or rye bread
- Plenty of mayonnaise (to taste)
- Sriracha, optional
Heat grill to medium-high and lightly oil the grates. Because turkey bacon is so lean, you can grill it directly on the grates if you like without risk of flare-ups, but I prefer to set my 12-inch cast iron pan on the grill. Add turkey bacon (in two batches if necessary) and grill, covered, until browned on the underside, just a few minutes. Flip and grill until browned on both sides and gently crisp.
At the same time -- or right afterward if you prefer -- lay the avocado halves on the grill cut-sides down, along with the bread, lettuce leaves and tomato. Grill for just a minute or two until lightly charred, flipping bread and lettuce once.
Slather two slices of the bread with mayo (and some sriracha if you like). Layer bacon, slices of avocado, tomato and lettuce onto each and top with remaining bread. Cut sandwiches in half and serve right away.