On the Menu: BLT with Basil Aioli

On the Menu - BLT

I know that most everyone knows how to make a BLT. The name says it all, right? (BLT for bacon lettuce and tomato.) But consider this a public service announcement and reminder for how delicious a BLT is. I had completely forgotten and made one for myself recently with avocado and basil aioli and fell hard for this old school delicious sandwich.

There is no need for a recipe for this food post. You all know how to make a BLT but consider spicing up this tried and true sandwich with some different toppings and ingredients. I added avocado onto my BLT because, well avocado makes everything taste better. I also made some basil aioli which added a bright freshness to the sandwich. For your future BLTs consider adding anything and everything. Today I am sharing my easy recipe for basil aioli – think of it as fancy mayonnaise that goes well with everything from a BLT to grilled salmon to sweet potato fries.

I am already dreaming of my next BLT – I think I am going to switch out the fresh tomato in my sandwich for a fried green tomato and top the BLT with some creole aioli. Excuse me while I go make it.

Enjoy! ~ Amanda

On the Menu - BLT

Basil Aioli



1 handful fresh basil

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp lemon juice

pinch of salt.



1.) In a blender or small food processor, combine the basil, mayonnaise, lemon juice and salt. Pulse until well combined.

Note: Makes about 1 cup and keeps well in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

Recipe & Photos by Amanda Frederickson for Sacramento Street

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Since 2009, I’ve been documenting and sharing the small bits of inspiration that make up my daily life. Here, you’ll find musings on all things lifestyle, from fashion to motherhood. The common theme is recognizing and creating beauty in the everyday.