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Recipe from: Twissis
There's nothing better than fresh tomatoes in season and there's nothing better than this creative BLT variation. It makes a great lunch, potluck pleaser, patio party winner or picnic favorite. Recipe source is Florida tomato Committee, altho I amended the original recipe slightly. Enjoy!
1 pound fresh tomatoes
4 hard rolls, 4 inch round
¾ cup creamy caesar salad dressing
3 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
8 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
¼ cup green onions, sliced
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Use tomatoes held at room temp till fully ripe. Quarter tomatoes and remove the seedy moist centers so only the "meat" of the tomato is used. Coarsely chop tomato meat, place in a large bowl and set aside.
Slice off the top of each hard roll and remove the center for a later use. Brush inside of rolls (and their tops) with 2 tablespoons of the creamy dressing. Bake till lightly toasted, about 5 minutes, and set aside.
Add the lettuce, bacon, green onions, feta cheese and remaining Caesar dressing to the bowl with the tomatoes and toss till well-mixed.
Spoon BLT mix into toasted bread shells. Place tops of rolls over the filling and serve immediately.
If you want to do the prep ahead, but serve later — delay the final step till just prior to serving.