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BLT (Bacon Lettuce Tomato)


The BLT (Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) is the second most popular sandwich in the United States.[1] The sandwich traditionally has several strips of cooked bacon, leaves of lettuce (traditionally iceberg or romaine), and slices of tomato, between slices of bread (commonly toasted). Mayonnaise is the traditional condiment for the sandwich.

BLT sandwiches are believed to descend from tea sandwiches in the late Victorian era.[2] Between 1930 and 1950, cookbooks typically listed cheese as an ingredient.[2]

The BLT became popular after World War II because of the rapid expansion of supermarkets that allowed for ingredients to be available year-round.[1] The initials, representing “bacon, lettuce, tomato”, likely began in the American restaurant industry as shorthand for the sandwich.


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