Italian BLT

Recreate one of the most popular sandwiches in the U.S. with an Italian twist. Instead of bacon, lettuce and mayo, this unexpected variation uses authentic Italian ingredients to boost the flavor. Burrata cheese, pancetta, arugula and basil mayo served on rustic Italian bread will elevate your menu and your check averages.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

Italian BLT
  • Rustic Italian bread slices, 2 each
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 6 tbsp. Basil Mayo (see recipe)
  • 2 Tomato slices
  • 1/4 cup Baby arugula
  • 1 Grande Burrata ball, cut into 3 pieces
  • Pancetta slices, cooked crisp, 3 each
  • 1/4 oz. Balsamic glaze

DIRECTIONS

Italian BLT
  1. Brush 2 bread slices with olive oil and lightly toast. Spread 1 tbsp. Basil Mayo on each side of bread.Layer 2 tomato slices on bottom slice of bread; top with 1/4 cup arugula, 3 pieces Grande Burrata, 3 pancetta slices and 1/4 oz. balsamic glaze. Close with top slice of bread and diagonal-slice.
  2. Accompany with 4 tbsp. Basil Mayo portioned in a ramekin.

INGREDIENTS

Basil Mayo Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 Lemon, zested
  • 1/4 cup Grande Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 cup Fresh basil
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • Sea salt and black pepper, as needed

DIRECTIONS

Basil Mayo
  1. Combine lemon zest with remaining ingredients in blender; mix to blend.