BLT with (or without) Crabmeat

Here is a recipe that offers a little twist on the classic BLT sandwich…if you so desire. With some fresh locally grown or homegrown tomatoes you cannot go wrong whether you decide to include the crabmeat or not. I do admit this is not an entrée my kids will dig into, but they do like bacon and the bread so I just gave them some of that along with a few other kid-friendly items.

BLT with (or without) Crabmeat

Here is a recipe that offers a little twist on the classic BLT sandwich.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Servings: 1 sandwich

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 whole-wheat buns split and lightly toasted
  • 1 ½ cups lump crab meat
  • 2 inch tomatoes ripe, cut into ¼ slices
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce (or Boston)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon fresh, optional

Instructions
 

  • Fry the bacon on both sides over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 - 10 minutes. Using tongs, transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • If using tarragon finely chop it and mix into mayonnaise.
  • Evenly divide and spread the mayo mixture onto the lightly toasted buns.
  • Top the buns with crabmeat, tomatoes, bacon, and lettuce.
    Enjoy!

Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
BLT with (or without) Crabmeat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1361 Calories from Fat 657
% Daily Value*
Fat 73g112%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 4361mg190%
Potassium 1576mg45%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 79g158%
Vitamin A 5830IU117%
Vitamin C 27.1mg33%
Calcium 424mg42%
Iron 13.2mg73%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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16 thoughts on “BLT with (or without) Crabmeat”

  1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

    Hi Jennifer. We focus on helping people make the switch from processed to real foods. We have found that by eliminating the empty calories and chemical cocktails found in processed foods and replacing them with whole foods, calorie counting becomes unnecessary. This helps explain: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/01/04/healthy-eating-defined/. If you wish to calculate the nutrition details, there are many tools available online to help you do that. ~Amy

  2. Why do your recipes not have calorie counts? I am trying to keep my daughter on a certain calorie count to help with her weight issues.

  3. We like to substitute mashed avocado (with a little lemon, garlic, salt, and pepper) for mayo. Still get the creamy taste, but I actually like it better!

  4. Lauren Frazier

    I just tried this last night and it was a hit! My fiancé loves bacon but we eat it all the time, so the crab was a really nice twist on an easy and delicious dinner. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    Lauren

  5. I thought I saw somewhere that mayo is not ok to eat while doing the pledge, because store-bought mayo has over 5 ingredients. Do you make your own?

    1. 100 Days of Real Food

      We buy “uncured” bacon from our Farmer’s Market. It has no seasonings at all, and we flavor it ourselves with salt and pepper when cooking it. I think I’ve seen “uncured” bacon at Earth Fare before as well, but I have not read the ingredients label. In regards to the mayo I use Spectrum organic.

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