FINALLY ~ Tomato Season and a Luscious BLT


A Classic BLT

Vine ripened tomatoes are finally available at my FARMERS’ MARKET and the way I enjoy them most is in a big, juicy, luscious

Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich

homemade crusty bread, mayo, thick cut smoky applewood bacon, sliced vine-ripened tomato and crispy lettuce

Oh Mama, this is where it’s at!



  1. Linderhof says

    There isn’t a better sandwich! We eat our fill during the summer because only summer tomatoes are worthy of the sandwich!

  2. Monique says

    That was my mom’s favorite sandwich..:)I still remember and she has been gone 40 yrs~
    When I was a little girl..we would sometimes go shopping and stop at the Woolworth’s diner area:) On those stools..and that was what she would order..a slim beautiful elegant..w/ her BLT:)

    Well.. all my tomatoes.. will be market bought as I had 6 varieties growing beautifully..and one morning we got up..and lo and behold..someone had taken them all..Too late now!Something.. Crows? Squirrels?
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  3. Bonnie says

    Yes indeed! My absolute favorite summer sandwich–and, you’ve even added that obligatory pickle that makes one even more outstanding!!


  4. Rhonda says

    This is one of the most perfect sandwiches ever, love BLTs with good tomatoes.
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  5. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says

    Life doesn’t get any better than a BLT. What a gorgeous selection of tomatoes at your market.
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  6. The Café Sucré Farine says

    That first photo is making my mouth water! Or should I just call it drooling! I can’t get enough of these delicious tomatoes and BLT’s are probably one of my favorites!
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  7. Ramona says

    Our spring tomatoes have just about had it. I’ve been cleaning up the garden to put in the fall tomatoes.

  8. Pondside says

    That’s one of my all-time favourite lunches!
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  9. Lynda says

    Oh yeah, a BLT is the way to go with fresh summer tomatoes. And homemade bread makes it doubly good!
    We’ve been enjoying tomatoes since the 1st of July, and it is heavenly.
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  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes says

    A great summer sandwich! I would love one for the lunch.
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  11. Kathy Smith says

    I, too, am a longtime Oregonian and love your blog. Found it through Gollum…
    I can’t wait for my own tomatoes to ripen! My husband and I make a toasted tomato sandwich with Best Foods mayo and salt and pepper and then we stand over the sink to eat them! I’ll have to come say hello at the Beaverton Farmer’s Market.. Cheers!

  12. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook says

    Perfect way to use those beautiful summer tomatoes! Now I really want a BLT!
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  13. Jamie says

    Seriously the best sandwich for a summer day. And your thick tomato and bacon slices! You sure know how to do it really right!
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  14. Susan says

    I can’t wait! I have two big tomatoes ripening on my plants and we should be enjoying our BLTs in just a few more days. I’m drooling just thinking about it 😉
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  15. Kathleen says

    We had a few ripen. Dh is enjoying his blt’s. I don’t like tomatoes, I pick them out of everything!
    Your sandwich looks delicious, home made bread, yum!
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  16. Raina says

    There is nothing like fresh tomatoes. I just attended a salsa making class and can’t wait to start using tomatoes to make it. The tomatoes and that BLT look great:)
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  17. Roz says

    We just enjoyed another BLT today for lunch. I’m so glad that you shared this post about the sweet simplicity of unadulterated BLT’s! It’s the best way to enjoy the outstanding singular flavors of the season! Nothing needs to be added at all! Enjoy your tomato season!
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  18. Karen (Back Road Journal) says

    My favorite summer sandwich. Heirloom tomatoes right out of our garden, still a little warm…yum.
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  19. Lulu says

    Unless it’s a grilled cheese sandwich, is there anything better than a BLT? Had a delicious one yesterday.
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  20. Virtually Homemade - Liz says

    What a beautiful sandwich! I could eat one right now. Tomatoes and summer just go together:)
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  21. Erin @ Making Memories says

    Oh my gosh! Look at that tomato slice in there! It looks amazingly wonderful! And the bacon looks pretty darn good too =o) Wish I had one for dinner!
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  22. Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) says

    That’s exactly how I celebrate the first tomato from my garden. I’ll be making my first BLT this weekend. YAY.
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