ABLT Sandwich with Grainy Honey Mustard – Leels Cooks


I’m not the biggest sandwich eater, but there’s one thing I crave outside of banh mi, and that’s a good ABLT with gorgeously ripe heirloom tomatoes.  My version has toasted sourdough bread, arugula and a grainy honey mustard spread.

You could technically call this an ABLA because arugula actually isn’t from the lettuce family but we’re going to just go with this, ok?! 😛 The bitterness of the arugula works very well with the sweetness from the tomatoes and honey mustard resulting in a perfectly balanced sandwich.

Make sure you get good quality thick cut bacon, and the ripest tomatoes you can find.

This makes enough for two hefty sandwiches!

What you need: 

  • 4 large slices of sourdough bread, toasted
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 8 slices thick cut smoked bacon, cooked
  • 2 medium heirloom beefsteak tomatoes, sliced to 1/2 cm thickness
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 heaped cup of arugula
  1. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, grainy mustard, and honey. Spread a thin layer on each slice of bread.
  2. Mash avocado with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and spread onto one half of each sandwich. Lay tomatoes over avocado side in a single layer.
  3. Add 4 slices of bacon to each sandwich and top with arugula. Gently close sandwich and slice into halves.



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