BLT: The Perfect Summer Sandwich

At the height of growing season, one meal rises above the rest.

By Diana Pittet


Homemade Mayonnaise
While the bacon is frying and the bread toasting, devote 5 minutes' effort to making your own mayonnaise. You'll be rewarded with an airy and creamy spread and with the entitled feeling that you can slather generous spoonfuls onto your sandwich.

Spice Up Your Mayo

  • Substitute a flavorful oil, e.g., olive, walnut, sesame, or truffle oil.
  • Whisk in lime juice instead of lemon juice and add more when the mayonnaise is finished.

Try adding the following to finished mayonnaise:

  • Smashed and minced garlic
  • Finely minced fresh herbs
  • Pureed bitter leaf greens
  • Pesto
  • Harissa, or hot sauce
  • Curry powder or coriander
  • Extra Dijon mustard
  • Olive tapenade
  • Pureed roasted red peppers