i’m starting to feel anxious that summer is coming to a close and with that, the end of tomato season! tomatoes are one of those foods that you have to eat ripe and in-season because the out-of-season ones are just so blah. they lack flavor and texture but the ones you can get during the summer months are flavorful, juicy and brightly colored. i’ve been wanting to try  my hand at homemade mayo. ivan and i tried it a couple years back and it didn’t turn out at all, so this time we really focused on adding the oil super slowly, 8 minutes in total, drip by drip with the food processor. and it was delicious, light and the flavors were bright. a  tomato sandwich in summer is a wonderful thing, toasted sourdough, mayo, romaine lettuce, slices of tomato with salt and pepper has been my go to meal as of recently. we added bacon this time because who can resist a BLT! make this at home, with or without the bacon, you won’t be sorry! – joanie

BLT with homemade herb mayo

• 2-3 heirloom tomatoes sliced
• sliced sourdough bread
• romaine lettuce
• bacon

for the mayo (make ahead, it needs to chill):
• canola oil
•1 egg yolk
• 1 lemon
• white vinegar
• 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill
• dijon mustard
• salt + pepper

•we used this recipe for the mayo. and used canola oil. make sure you add the oil supppper slowly. they say you can make this with just a whisk but i think your arm might fall off after 8 minutes. once the mayo was assembled and chilled we added the chopped dill and stirred. i also think it would be good with no dill and a really strong hit of pepper.

• pre-heat oven to 350. line a baking sheet and evenly layer the bacon. bake for 20 minutes or until crispy. you can make the bacon on the stove but baking it is so much less messy.


• remove from oven, set bacon aside on paper towels. brush the sliced bread with the bacon grease and toast on a skillet

• while the bread is toasting, wash the tomatoes, slice, sprinkle with salt and set aside.

• to assemble, start with the toast and spread the herbed mayo, i like a lot, but do as you please. add the lettuce, bacon and heirloom tomatoes. i also like to add a little drizzle of olive oil and a crack of pepper on top but that’s just extra credit 🙂

images by: ivan solis


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    lauren says:

    This looks soooooo good!

    Annie Slocum says:

    Beautiful post! I can’t wait to make this homemade mayo-think I will add a little tarragon from the garden to go with lobster rolls!!

    That looks incredibly delicious!!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

    Eva says:

    YUMMY!! Those tomatoes look INSANELY delicious! And the bacon – mmmmm 🙂 My husband just found this Sriracha bacon jerky for camping trips and now I’m sneaking it on everything!

    Eva | http://www.shessobright.com

    Videoscribe says:

    Looking so yummy thank u for delivering recipe…

    Gold says:

    That looks AWESOME

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