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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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