Napping with a BLT Lunch

Happy Friday! I am posting a quick one today, since I think a lot of you will find this helpful. For some reason there has been lots of chatter about BLT's this week. I've been hearing about them on Facebook, from friends around town, and even on Twitter. So, a bunch of us food bloggers decided we would all take this day to share our favorite version of this beloved sandwich. Earlier this winter I gave you my recipe for a B.E.A.L.T., and today I am giving you another variation.

In this case I replace mayonnaise with fresh slices of avocado, and substitute bacon with leaner prosciutto. I also add a small drizzle of balsamic syrup for a finishing touch. This is perfect for picnics, hearty lunches or even light dinners. I know we love it in our house, and hope you will as well.

Naptime's Friday PLT - Prosciutto, Lettuce, Tomato

4 slices thick ciabatta
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced

2 slices tomato

4 strips prosciutto, thinly sliced

Handful Arugula

For Balsamic Syrup
1/2 c. good balsamic vinegar
1/3. c. sugar

1. Place sugar and vinegar in a saucepan. Swirl until sugar is dissolved and vinegar thickens, about 5 minutes. Do not let boil too long.

Yields two PLT's

1. Drizzle balsamic syrup on two slices of bread. On top of balsamic arrange the avocado slices. Top with arugula, prosciutto and tomato. Close sandwichs with second slice.

2. Serve with Mint Lemonade.


  1. I feel inspired Kelsey - only instead of the prosciutto, ours will have vegetarian friendly Morningstar "bacon strips". love the avocado substitution.

  2. Balsamic syrup sounds like heaven. I love the idea of the sweet with the salty bacon. Let's lunch again!

  3. this looks great and a healthier versian for sure