Monday, July 26, 2010

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato on Lavash (with Chipotle Mayonnaise)

Husband-Tested Recipe from Alice’s Kitchen

Last week, I bought several packages of local bacon from Lost River Market & Deli because it’s peak tomato season and I knew what my husband would be requesting….BLT’s. To prevent smelling up the house or creating a greasy mess in the kitchen, I fry up the bacon on the porch in big batches, freeze the crispy bacon in plastic freezer bags and then, take out what I need and reheat it in the microwave. Freeze the bacon grease to use when making cornbread, Me Me’s Hoe Cakes, or Fried Green Tomatoes (recipes on this blog.) If you prefer to go meatless, try TLT Wraps (Tempeh, Lettuce, Tomato, etc…) (recipe on this blog)
I like to make wraps using whole wheat lavash (similar to a tortilla) because it’s not all about the bread. When the BLT is in a wrap, you can really taste the salty, crunchy bacon and the other wonderful fillings you include. (Pictured is what it will look like before rolling.)

Bacon strips, fried until very crisp and brown, drain on paper towels or newspapers
Lettuce leaves, washed and spun dry
Tomatoes, sliced thin
Mayonnaise or Chipotle Mayonnaise (recipe below)
Whole Wheat Lavash (Find these in the refrigerated section at Lost River Market & Deli.)
Optional, yummy additions: avocado slices, minced red onions, sautéed mushrooms

Warm up the lavash in the microwave to make it more pliable. Spread with a little mayonnaise or chipotle mayonnaise. Place lettuce leaves, and then tomatoes on the lavash. (Add any optional ingredients.) Top with crispy bacon. Roll up the BLT like a burrito and enjoy!

Chipotle Mayonnaise
Makes 16 (2-tablespoon) servings
Recipe from Epicurious August 2006 and Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

Chipotle Chilies in Abobo Sauce are smoked jalapeno chilies. A little goes a long way. You'll only need a small amount, so put the leftover from the can in the freezer for when you make this again. You can also use them in this easy Husband-Tested Recipe Slow-Cooked Tex-Mex Chicken and Beans or Healthy Fish (or Bean) Tacos with Chipotle Cream (Chipotle Chilies in Abobo Sauce are available in cans at La Comadre, the Mexican grocery store, a neighbor of Lost River Market & Deli.)

1 chipotle chili (This comes in a can.)
3 ounces silken tofu (This is found in small boxes at Lost River Mkt. & Deli.)
3 tablespoons nonfat mayonnaise (I used regular mayo.)
3 tablespoons ketchup (I used Local Folks Ketchup.)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Combine the chipotle chili, tofu, mayonnaise, ketchup and Dijon mustard in a small food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Nutrition per 2 Tablespoon Chipotle Mayonnaise serving: 12 calories, 2 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, <1>

1 comment:

Toni Tralala said...

Oh my! I bet this tastes so scrumptious! Your page made me salivate. Excuse me as I try to mimic your recipe.

This is lovely! :)