14 BLTS Best Side Dishes
A BLT sandwich is a traditional American dish consisting of bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. It’s typically served open-faced on a piece of bread. You can also provide different sides for your BLT sandwiches. Many people like to serve BBQ potato chips, celery sticks, pickles, French potato salad, cucumbers, carrots, and onions. These items are great additions to any BLT sandwich.
There are many different types of plain BLT sandwiches out there. Some people enjoy them with mayo, others prefer ranch dressing, and still, others prefer avocado instead of tomato. Whatever you decide to serve, you should definitely include at least two of the main components of recipes with your favorite sandwich.
All in all, there are plenty of reasons to serve BLT sandwiches. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also healthy and nutritious. Plus, it’s versatile enough to fit almost anyone’s dietary needs. Some other BLT side dishes are listed below:
1. Tomato And Mozzarella Salad
This tomato and mozzarella salad sound amazing! It’s simple to prepare and tastes great. You’ll definitely want to try making this at least once.
To start off, you’ll need a tomato, mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and salt and pepper. Then, simply chop up the tomatoes into cubes with the skins still attached. Next, cut up the mozzarella into whatever shapes or sizes you’d like. Finally, add basil leaves to taste and season generously with salt, pepper, and black pepper.
You can serve this tomato and mozzarella salad with any stunning BLT sandwich or anything you’d normally serve as an entrée. It makes an excellent dish, especially since it’s so versatile.
2. Grilled Corn With Lime And Cotija Cheese
This grilled corn recipe is delicious and super simple to make. You’ll love it if you’ve never made it before. You can serve this grilled corn recipe as a side dish or as part of a larger meal. It goes perfectly with BLTs, burgers, tacos, salads, and wraps.
To grill the corn, place the ears directly onto the grill grates. Grill the corn until it turns golden brown, turning occasionally, about 5 to 7 minutes per side. Remove the ears from the grill and let them cool slightly. Remove the corn from its husk by cutting the kernel off the cob using a knife.
Put the kernels into a large mixing container. Insert olive oil and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Top with the crumbled Cotija cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature.
You can serve this grilled corn with any kind of common sandwich, including BLTs. Try it with your favorite BLT ingredients, like lettuce leaves, tomato, avocado, red onion, pickles, etc.
3. Lemony Green Beans Blanche
Green beans are a great vegetable to eat with lemon. Not only does it add a nice citrus taste, but it also helps keep your mouth feeling clean. Lemon is known to kill bacteria, so eating foods with lemon is a great way to stay healthy.
This recipe uses green beans, but you can substitute any vegetables you’d like. Try using broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, peas, etc. You can also experiment with different types of lemon juice. Some brands have added sugar, so if you prefer sweeter food, you may want to look for unsweetened varieties.
You’ll find that this delectable side dish tastes delicious, but it’s also very simple to prepare. All you need is a pot of boiling water, a pair of tongs, a cutting board, a knife, and a bowl. Once you’ve prepared the ingredients, simply drop them into the boiling water and let them cook until tender.
Once cooked, drain the green beans and toss them with a bit of olive oil, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Top with a sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley and lemon peel. Serve warm or at room temperature.
4. Buttered Potatoes Latkes
Latkes are a classic Jewish food that originated in Eastern Europe. They were originally made using grated raw potatoes, but now they are usually made with cooked potatoes. These fried potato pancakes are delicious and served with sour cream and applesauce.
To make them, thinly slice the potatoes and onions (if desired), and place them in a large pot of boiling water for about 2 minutes. Drain them in a colander, and let them cool under cold running water.
Transfer the drained mixture into a mixing bowl, add the eggs, flour, salt, and Mediterranean pepper to taste, and mix well with your hands or a fork. Don’t overmix.
Then, in a frying pan melt the butter or oil and add small amounts of the potato mixture at a time. Use an ice cream scoop or measuring cup to measure out evenly sized pieces – about 4 per person.
Make sure to fry the latkes until they’re golden brown on each side and then let them cool before serving them hot with sour creams and apple sauce.
5. Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Spicy Mayo
This recipe combines two of our favorite foods – sweet potatoes and bacon. You’ll love the combination of crispy fried sweet potatoes and the creamy texture of spicy mayo. Serve them alongside your favorite BLTs or burgers for a healthy twist on classic American cuisine.
Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and folate. Plus, they’re naturally sweet, so they won’t add any extra sugar to your diet. These sweet potato fries are a healthier alternative than traditional regular potato fries.
They’re made with whole wheat flour instead of white flour, and they’re seasoned with the flavor of garlic powder and onion powder. They’re also lower in sodium and cholesterol, and they’re free of trans fats.
You can serve them alongside your favorite BLT sandwiches or burgers for a healthy spin on classic American cuisine.
6. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a delicious snack that can be enjoyed at any picnic or party. You’ll find that most recipes call for hard-boiled eggs, but there are plenty of variations that you can try if you’d prefer not to boil your eggs.
You can serve deviled eggs raw, which adds an interesting twist. Just remember to keep the shells intact so that no one accidentally eats the inside of the shell.
Make sure to include some breadcrumbs alongside your deviled eggs to give them extra crunch. And, if you’d like to make them even easier to eat, you can cut them in half lengthwise before serving.
7. Macaroni And Cheese
This recipe for Macaroni And Cheese with BLTs is a great option if you’re hosting a party. It’s super simple to prepare and everyone loves it. You’ll find yourself making it again and again.
You’ll start by preparing the macaroni and cheese base. Then you’ll layer the ingredients onto the bottom half of the simple BLT sandwich. Finally, you’ll cover it with the top half of the sandwich.
It’s easy for guests to eat without any utensils required. Just grab some bread or toast off the table and enjoy! Plus, it also tastes perfect with the BLT combination. The bacon adds that extra crunch factor that makes its fresh flavor amazing.
8. Roasted Tomato Soup
This roasted tomato soup recipe is delicious, healthy, and has a special flavor. It’s made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It’s great for parties and holidays, especially during the fall and winter months.
You can serve it with a classic BLT sandwich, as the salty flavors are pretty complimentary. Try serving it with grilled cheese sandwiches, too.
9. Homemade Coleslaw
Coleslaw is a delicious side dish that goes well with burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and grilled meats. Homemade coleslaw is simple to prepare and tastes amazing. You’ll find that most homemade coleslaws are very similar to store-bought ones.
However, there are a couple of differences between the two. First, homemade coleslaw is usually less expensive than its store-bought counterpart. Second, homemade coleslaw doesn’t require any preservatives.
To make a homemade coleslaw recipe, simply combine shredded cabbage, grated carrot, finely chopped red onions, and mayonnaise. Add additional ingredients if desired. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
10. Garlic Potato Salad
This German potato salad is delicious and healthy at the same time. You’ll find that it’s loaded with extra flavor thanks to the combination of roasted garlic and fresh herbs. It’s also made with lots of vegetables, making it a great option for vegetarians and vegans.
You’ll notice that this favorite recipe uses a lot of eggs, which makes it rich and creamy. However, if you prefer a lighter version, feel free to substitute egg whites instead. To add extra protein, try adding cooked chicken breast or turkey breast meat. Make sure to remove the skins before cooking them.
For added crunch, serve this regular potato salad with croutons. You can either buy them pre-made or make your own using bread slices. Try serving this delicious Potato Salad with grilled meats, fish, poultry, or seafood. It’s also great with pasta, rice, or baked potatoes.
11. Baked Potato Wedges
These baked potato wedges are great for parties and potlucks. They’re also a healthier option than regular mashed crispy potato chips. Plus, they’re super simple to make at home. Just bake them until golden brown and serve hot.
You can easily make them yourself, or buy some that have been baked in the store. Bake them in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm to have a burst of flavor.
12. Greek Tzatziki Dip
This Greek tzatziki dip is made with plain Greek yogurt, garlic, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice. You’ll find that it goes perfectly with any kind of hefty BLT sandwich, especially those featuring tomatoes, the delicious flavor of lettuce, and crispy bacon.
You can add cucumbers, dill weed leaves, and/or fresh lemon juice if you’d prefer. Just remember to adjust the amounts accordingly to have a good bite of flavor.
13. Grilled Asparagus
Asparagus is a type of vegetable that we commonly see in the spring and summer months, but it’s also great when grilled. Grilling adds a nice smoky flavor to the vegetables, making them taste even better.
You’ll find that most classic recipes call for steaming or boiling asparagus, but if you’d rather grill it instead, there’s nothing wrong with that. Just remember to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
You can either cook it directly on the grill or place it on a baking sheet and broil it until tender. Either way, you’ll end up with tasty results.
14. Jalapeño Poppers
These jalapeño poppers are delicious and super easy to make. You’ll find yourself making them all the time. You can easily customize these poppers by adding whatever essential toppings you’d like. Try using cheddar cheese instead of cream cheese, or add bacon bits or chopped green onions.
Make sure to soak the peppers in water for about 30 min before stuffing and baking. This will make them less spicy. These poppers are great for parties and potlucks. Everyone loves them.
This is a great list of detailed recipes for anyone who loves BLTs. There are plenty of options here, including salads, sides, appetizers, desserts, and drinks.
You’ll definitely find something that sounds good to you. We’ve compiled a list of 14 delicious recipes that will go great with BLTs.
If you’ve tried any of these recipes, let us know what you thought of them in the comments section below. Also, if there’s anything else you’d add to this list, feel free to leave those suggestions in the comments as well.