I always look forward to summer! It’s not just because summer is my favorite season, but mid-June is when my dad’s tomatoes start to ripen. There’s nothing quite like a freshly picked tomato and that first BLT of the season. I kicked things up a notch or two when I created BLT Tacos with Chipotle Mayo.
This will probably be the easiest recipe you’ll make during the summer. BLT Tacos with Chipotle Mayo are delicious for lunch, taco night or a midnight snack. I’m so glad I thought this one up.
You won’t need very many ingredients when you make BLT Tacos. Bacon, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes are layered in a soft taco. Drizzle with Chipotle Mayo. Top with chopped cilantro and avocado. Yum!
Helpful Hint: I always cook my bacon in the oven. There’s no shrinkage, no splattering and no mess.
Preheat the oven to 400º and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (or tin foil as I call it). Place bacon in a single layer and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is golden brown. Use tongs to transfer the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate. That’s it – perfect bacon – every single time.
BLT Tacos with Chipotle Mayo
Heat the tacos in a skillet or wrap and heat in the microwave. Don’t overdo the heating or your tacos will be brittle instead of soft and pliable. It only takes a few seconds.
For each taco, add shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and bacon. Drizzle with the chipotle mayo and top with chopped cilantro and avocado. Dinner (or lunch) is served.
- Soft Tacos
- Shredded lettuce
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- Cilantro, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- Chipotle Mayo
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise (I always use Duke)
- 2 teaspoons chipotles in adobe sauce, diced, plus 1 Tablespoon sauce
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- Salt to taste
- Cook bacon and set aside.
- Combine the Chipotle Mayo ingredients and mix well.
- Layer shredded lettuce, bacon and chopped tomatoes.
- Drizzle with Chipotle Mayo.
- Top with chopped cilantro and avocado.
My BLT Tacos with Chipotle Mayo are a huge favorite with my family. What’s your favorite taco?
If you grow your own tomatoes, you’ll definitely want to try my fried green tomatoes.
Love lobster? Try my Lobster Tacos with Cilantro Coleslaw.
Shrimp Taco Bites are also a great choice for taco night.