What better way to wrap up Tomato Week than with a B.L.T.? Since all the tomato recipes this week have been vegetarian or vegan, I thought I'd end with a carnivorous bang! Bacon.
Nothing goes better with tomato than bacon. Well, actually many things go well with tomato, it's just a really good excuse to eat bacon! The way I like to figure it is this: a serving each of fruit and veggie is sure to cancel out the badness of the bacon, so really, it's kinda of a healthy meal. Right? Ok, I know that's a crock, at least I tried.
The best B.L.T., in my opinion, consists of thick-sliced bacon, tender lettuce, and plump and juicy fresh-from-your-garden tomatoes - not the poor anemic ones found in big supermarkets. If you're going to do it right, you gotta do it right. I also like mine on a good artisan bread, such as ciabatta (shown), then lightly toasted just enough to shred the top of your mouth.
Thank you, tomato, for being perfect in about everything! And thank you, bacon, for...well, for being bacon.