This is an Italian twist on the classic BLT--I call it BPT (Bacon Pesto Tomato). I came up with this recipe one day by just throwing a sandwich together with things I had leftover in my fridge. It was unexpected how delicious it was!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
10 mins
1 sandwich


Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pistachio Pesto Sauce:
BPT Sandwich:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pistachio nuts, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until blended. Pour olive oil in slowly, with the processor running, until pesto is smooth. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels. When cool enough to handle, tear each strip of bacon in 1/2 so you have 4 pieces.

  • Brush both sides of bread slices with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place remaining olive oil in the skillet. Cook bread in the skillet over medium heat, turning as necessary, until both sides are browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove bread from pan.

  • Meanwhile, season tomato slices liberally with salt and pepper.

  • To assemble sandwich, place 4 pieces of bacon on 1 slice of bread. Top with Parmesan cheese, tomato slices, 2 tablespoons pistachio pesto, and the remaining slice of bread.

Cook's Notes:

If you prefer, you can crust the bread with the Parmesan cheese. You can do this by sprinkling 1/4 of the cheese on each side of the bread, one side at a time, while it is the pan. Allow it to melt a little on the top and then flip over so that it can crust the bread. Repeat with other side of bread.

Cover remaining pesto and store in the refrigerator for another use.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of pistachio pesto. The actual amount of pesto consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

1957 calories; protein 41.3g; carbohydrates 56.5g; fat 180.7g; cholesterol 51.4mg; sodium 1704.4mg. Full Nutrition