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best BLT ever

Prep time: 15-20 min.

Total time: 20-30 min.

Serves: 4

Lets face it, the “L” is never the star of the BLT…but that’s what we did here. Add our lēf Farms greens for added flavor and a look that will make everyone stop and snap a photo before devouring this amazingly comforting sandwich.


½ lb. apple wood smoked bacon (approx. 12 slices)
8 slices crusty white bread or sliced sandwich bread
4 tbsp. salted butter
1 bag lēf Farms greens
8 slices of ripe tomatoes
2 ripe avocados, pit removed, skin removed, sliced
8 tbsp. aioli (ingredients below) or store bought mayo

Aioli Ingredients

1 large egg yolk
1 small garlic clove, finely grated
1/4 tsp. kosher salt plus more
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. water
Fresh lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper


Cook bacon until crispy, then drain on paper towels. Toast the 8 slices of bread and then butter each slice on 1 side. Spread 1-tbsp. aioli or mayo on each slice of toasted bread. Add 1 handful of lēf Farms greens to 4 pieces of the mayo-dressed toast. Add 2 slices of tomato on top of lettuce. And then 2-3 slices of avocado. Arrange 3 slices of bacon evenly on top of tomato. Put the remaining 4 pieces of mayo-dressed toast on top to finish the sandwiches.

Aioli Directions

Whisk egg yolk, garlic, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 2 tsp. water in metal bowl to blend well. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in vegetable oil, 1 tsp. at a time, until sauce is thickened and emulsified. Whisking constantly, add olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Season aioli with lemon juice, pepper, and salt.

Chef Will Gilson

This recipe was created exclusively for lēf Farms
by Chef Will Gillson

As chef and owner of the farm-to-table restaurant, Puritan & Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Chef Gilson has a deep devotion to local farming and fresh produce, and believes lēf is the perfect example of both those ideals.


Sustainability & Our Mission to Grow Safe, Flavorful, Local Greens

Sustainability is simply defined as meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  Sustainability is the foundation of success for lēf Farms and one of the main reasons we opened our greenhouse doors in 2016. As one of the most advanced growing systems in the world, we are proud to demonstrate and promote our methods for how we define sustainable food production right here in New England. Sustainable food production is a method of production using processes and systems that are non-polluting, conserve non-renewable energy and natural resources, are economically efficient, safe for workers, communities, […]

Lēf Farms is a local New England grower of fresh salad greens

Very few mouth-watering
salads start with a

seven day roadtrip.

Did you know that nearly 95% of the greens most people eat come all the way from California, Arizona and Mexico? That’s not exactly nearby, nor is it a recipe for freshness. Even many so-called “local” greens are really West Coast-grown — they just get new packaging slapped on at an East Coast repacking operation. After they’ve taken a long ride in the back of a shipping truck.

We think greens need to be grown where they’ll be eaten, so they hit your plate at the peak of freshness. That’s why all lēf greens are hydroponically grown right here in the heart of New England. They’ll get to you within 24 quick hours of being harvested. And they’ll change your perception of just how fresh, healthy and flavorful local greens can actually be.

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