Recipe: The Ultimate BALT Sandwich

Heritage bacon, creamy avocado, and heriloom tomato make this the king of sandwiches

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It’s hard to think of a better sandwich than the BLT.

“The BLT is, in many ways, the perfect sandwich,” says Wanderlust Hollywood executive chef Seamus Mullen. “It’s a balance of sweet, salty, crunchy, acidic, and umami flavors. Add avocado in and it becomes even better. The BALT at the Wanderlust Café uses local John Bezian sourdough, crispy heritage bacon, and delicious heirloom tomatoes. It is hard not to love this sandwich.”

We couldn’t agree more.


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2 slices John Bezian sourdough bread, toasted (or use your favorite local sourdough)
4 slices Bel Campo bacon, crispy
2 slices heirloom tomato
Sriracha aïoli
2 pieces bibb lettuce
1/2 avocado, sliced
Cilantro sprigs


Toast the bread on the plancha with extra virgin olive oil, spread Sriracha aïoli on one piece of bread. On the other layer tomato slices, avocado, bacon, lettuce, and cilantro. Close and cut in two.

Makes 1 sandwich 

Photo by Courtney Smith


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