Bring on the Bacon
The key ingredients for the quick-and-tasty BLT have been around for well over a century, but it was not until after World War II that this popular sandwich began to regularly appear on home and restaurant tables. With the rapid expansion of supermarkets throughout the United States, the BLT was suddenly easy to create because sliced bread, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise were not only available yearround but they could all be purchased at a single location.
Since then, the demand for bacon has only increased. Now we even have “Bacon of the Month” clubs and a seemingly endless range of bacon-flavored products that include bacon-flavored ice cream, jam, toothpaste, peanut brittle, popcorn, vodka, breath mints, and so on.
But back to the BLT. Why limit that trusted flavor trio to sandwiches? Here are recipes for a dip, salad, and pasta
dish that all feature that delicious combination of bacon, lettuce, and tomato.