BLT Lettuce Wraps: THE BEST Late Summer Meal

The BLT is the perfect end-of-summer meal. Tomatoes are at their best, and something about the heat and humidity of the Arizona monsoon season makes me almost totally inert and immobile.

This is about all I can muster dinner-wise, so I’m lucky that it’s fairly healthy… It turns out that mayo and bacon are better for us than expected, and my versions is also low-carb.

BLT Lettuce wrap with bacon romaine and a knife with mayo on it
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
BLT Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 1 person
Cost: $2.00
I prefer to ditch the bread in my BLT because it really just gets in the way (which might be why it's not called a BBLT). Instead, I make mine "protein style" served stuffed in the hollow of a big piece of romaine lettuce for more of the stuff that I really want.


  • 4 slices of bacon preferably applewood smoked
  • 1 small tomato sliced thin
  • 2 whole romaine leaves
  • 2 tablespoons mayonaise
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Spread each lettuce leaf with a generous portion of mayo.
  • Sprinkle with salt & pepper
  • Top with two strips of bacon, then a layer of sliced tomatoes, and two more slices of bacon.
  • Enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BLT Lettuce Wraps recipe, food photography, Protein Stye BLT recipe, vegetarian BLT recipe
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