Sunday Rewind: Lunch goes BLATT!

As The Rantings of an Amateur Chef has been going since February of 2012, there are quite a few readers that have joined along the way. In an effort to bring back some great recipes that they may have missed, I will dedicate Sundays to re-posting a favorite that is at least two years old. I hope you enjoy! – The Ranting Chef

Cooking is always interesting when you have friends or relatives staying at your house. Some people are minimalist (“let’s just order pizza”) and some go all out. I think I fall in between. For dinner, and even breakfast, I want to do something that is a just a bit impressive. I like to cook and this gives me an opportunity to provide hospitality to my guest in other ways I cannot. Diablo shrimp, roasted vegetables and mushroom risotto? Not a problem. Made to order omelets with a cheesy hash brown bake? Coming right up. Lunch? Um….who wants a hot dog?

Have I mentioned how my lunch menu options are not nearly as vast as my dinner ones? Adding a filter of low carb removes some of my favorite lunch standbys (chicken quesadilla, english muffin pizzas, meatball subs). So when I can find any variation on a common lunch item, I am happy to run with it. For a recent lunch I made BLATTs. Bacon…Lettuce…Avocado…Tomato…Turkey. Served on iceberg lettuce leaves for bread.

BLATT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato and Turkey Sandwiches)

Photo Mar 10, 11 58 30 AM

To spice it up, I decided to make some jalapeno mayo.

The ingredients: Bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato, turkey, mayonnaise and a dried jalapeno chile.

First cook up the bacon. As indicated in a previous post, I grind fresh black pepper (a rough grind) over the strips.

Carefully remove the outer leaves of the lettuce so as not to tear the large leaves. I like to have two leaves as a replacement for each slice of bread. If you use one, it will often tear. Slice the avocado and tomato.

I sliced open the jalapeno and removed the seeds. I then finely minced the pepper and mixed it with 1/4 cup of mayonnaise. I spread this on both the top and bottom inner leaves.

Stack the ingredients and cover with the top leaves.

A nice sandwich full of fresh ingredients.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Low Carb, Lunch, Pork, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap, Turkey, Vegetable

Author:The Ranting Chef

Check out the best recipes at

7 Comments on “Sunday Rewind: Lunch goes BLATT!”

  1. September 28, 2014 at 11:48 am #



  2. September 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Yummy…. I am not a bread lover, so this is a cool idea! With my favorite ingredients… everything is better with bacon!


  3. September 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    What a great idea to showcase posts we might’ve missed! This looks great – although I’d eat it with some nice toasted bread!! (I love avocado – and, when I put avocado in a sandwich, I use less mayo…. and my high cholesterol thanks me!)


  4. September 29, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Nice one! It’s really a salad you can hold in your hand. I don’t miss the bread at all.

    I’ve been subbing out mayo and using Greek yogurt in recipes. In many cases you can’t tell the difference if you have lots of yummy ingredients. The jalapeno and a little bit of salt with Greek yogurt would be delicious. I’d taste and add stevia if it was too tart. Love your combination!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. September 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm #



  6. September 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Something about male chefs which I find attractive. Thanks for sharing.


  7. November 11, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    Reblogged this on Brownhills Barry's Blog.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: