Who needs lettuce? :)
Years ago, I heard someone on a cooking show (can't recall which one) suggest replacing the lettuce on your BLT with fresh basil leaves. I took that advice and have been making this ever since. All you need is:
-2 slices of your favorite sandwich bread, toasted
-2 or 3 slices of good bacon, cooked
-2 slices of tomato
-A few fresh basil leaves
-Mayonnaise for the bread
You can go with some additions if you like. I borrowed a couple of elements from the excellent "Crooked BLT" at The Crooked Spoon in Grand Marais. I drizzled a little aged balsamic vinegar on the the tomato slices to impart more flavor (not a bad idea especially when tomatoes are not quite in season here). I also spiked my mayonnaise with a little homemade curry powder. Yum!
I made this sandwich often in the summer. I can't wait to get some fresh, local tomatoes. This sandwich, with a cob of Minnesota sweet corn, is possibly my ultimate summer meal!