Deconstructed BLT

Marvelous Munch
by Marvelous Munch
4 people
30 min

Who doesn’t love a BLT? Its Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato with Mayo. Its a very simple and very delicious sandwich. The deconstructed version of it is a Keto Friendly and delicious adaptation. This deconstructed BLT appetizer will have your friends satisfied as you enjoy an afternoon of hanging out. It’s the perfect appetizer because it gives you enough food to be satisfied and holds well so you aren’t hungry 30 minutes later.

This tomato chutney is very simple to make and can stay good for quite a while if stored properly. Chop up all your ingredients and set aside. In a saute pan add in oil and onions over medium high heat. Add a pinch of salt to the onions to help them sweat and let them start to caramelize. Once the onions are caramelized, add in your other ingredients (start with the tomatoes). I don’t want to have to explain what happens if you throw chili powder into hot oil. Continue to stir occasionally for 10-15 minutes until combination has thickened. Set aside and let cool.

Grab your favorite mayo ( I used Hellmans olive oil) and add 1/2 a cup of it into a bowl. Combine other ingredients into the bowl and begin to mix thoroughly. Set aside for later. Pancetta is very quick to cook. Since it’s cubed it takes less time to cook up than bacon. Throw the pancetta in a hot skillet for about 3-5 minutes until desired crispness. Once finished, scoop out onto a papertowl to get rid of excess grease. 

On a plate, add the lettuce as the base and start building from there. The tomato chutney should go on top of the lettuce, spread out. Top that with the cooked pancetta. Finally drizzle some of the delicious aioli to give it the last bit of flavor. Do yourself a favor and don’t taste it before you’re done or else it will be a one in one out type situation. 

Recipe details
  • 4  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Tomato Chutney
  • 2 vine tomatoes diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tbsp white sugar
  • ⅓ cup yellow onion diced
  • salt to taste
Garlic Cilantro Aioli
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ cup mayo
Meat and Lettuce
  • 4 oz pancetta
  • 1 pkg butter lettuce
Tomato Chutney
In a saute pan over medium high heat add in 1 tbsp olive oil and the chopped yellow onion
Let onions caramelize for about 3-5 minutes, adding salt half way through cooking
After the onions have caramelized, add in remaining ingredients for the tomato chutney starting with the tomatoes
Let cook for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally until thickened. Pour into a small bowl and set aside
Garlic Cilantro Aioli
Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Set aside for later
Meat and Plating
In a saute pan over medium heat add the pancetta to the pan and begin to cook. Let cook for 5 minutes or until desired crispness. I prefer mine a bit crispier so I'll let it sit until its very brown
On a plate, place 2 butter lettuce leaves, add tomato chutney, then pancetta, followed by a drizzling of aioli. Repeat until plate is full or until guest is full 🙂
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