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There are certainly more than just two factors that contribute to the simple perfection that a crisp BLT offers on a summer evening, but the bacon and the tomato would definitely be in our Top 3 Critical BLT Ingredients.

BLT made with Nueske's Smoked Bacon.

BLT made with Nueske’s Smoked Bacon.

When tomato season rolls around in Wisconsin, all the tomato lovers blissfully gather what they can before the frost comes back, tossing anything left green on the vine into paper bags with the ends folded up to allow the firm, green orbs to continue to ripen.  Our season is short, up here in The Northwoods, and we treasure our brief burst of fresh tomatoes… plus, we happen to have the best, most sweetly smoky bacon around to enjoy with our ruby bounty!

We browsed our recipe files and found six Nueske’s recipes that perfectly showcase this fine summer pair.  Acid and crunch, tangy and mellow, sweetness and smoke… grab a few tomatoes from the farmers’ market and your favorite Nueske’s bacon: Applewood Smoked, Wild Cherrywood Smoked Uncured, or Pepper- Coated Bacon.

Give these dishes a try at home and tell us what you think!

Bacon Bruschetta
Crunchy toasted bread, creamy mozzarella, diced tomatoes, and our smoky bacon.

Bacon-Wrapped Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes
Savory bites of smoked bacon and tomato with fresh basil and tender mozzarella cheese.

Bacon, Tomato, & Red Onion with Pesto
A summer salad composed of fresh tomato slices, crisp Nueske’s bacon, shavings of good parmesan, and a simple pesto.

BLT Wraps
The option for those who crave a BLT but don’t want all of the carbs.

Tomato & Bacon Bites
A Midwestern potluck winner of a recipe.  Cherry tomatoes stuffed with sweetly smoky bacon, green onions, and mayo.

BLT with Braised Cherrywood Smoked Bacon & Fried Green Tomato
For the adventurous: zippy cornmeal crusted green tomatoes and succulent braised bacon piled high.



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