Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Mayo BLTs

Do you ever have one of those weeks? You know the ones I’m talking about. Nothing bad actually happens, to be honest, nothing significant happens at all, but for some reason every little thing sets you off. It could be the fact that someone sneezed while they were sitting directly next to you, or that you have blisters on the back of your heels because you have two different sized feet which makes wearing riding boots practically impossible. Again, I never speak from experience here, this is just a hypothetical situation.

But anyway, I’m just having one of those weeks. It has been a week of realizations though. Like yesterday, I realized I have 5 months until my MBA application is due. I still haven’t figured out if I should be happy about that or not. I’ll probably end up just being anxious over it. Sounds like me.

I also realized that I cannot for the life of me, take pictures while pouring things. Otherwise catastrophes like this happen…

But it does make for a gorgeous picture.

I also realized that making homemade mayonnaise is super easy, but spelling mayonnaise, not so much. There is no comparison in taste between homemade mayo and store-bought. Then you also have the option to add whatever you want to it, like this recipe.

I’m a big proponent of roasted red peppers, so when I saw these BLTs I knew I had to make them. Even though I’ve never had a BLT before, but that’s for another day. They also contain the greatest ingredient known to man, bacon. If you are a proponent of bacon, congratulations, you are a wonderful human-being.

Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Mayo BLTs
Copied exactly from Joy The Baker, because it was perfection

Recipe makes 1 cup of mayo


Roasted Red Pepper Mayo
1 egg yolk
3/4 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 roasted red pepper, chopped (jarred works just fine!)
3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

2 slices of bread, toasted
3-4 slices of tomato
1-2 leaves of lettuce
2-4 slices of bacon
slather of roasted red pepper mayo


Combine egg yolk, mustard, lemon juice, and chopped roasted red pepper to a blender or food processor. I didn’t chop my red pepper because I was lazy, but it would have definitely made things easier. Mix for 30 seconds or until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix together.

While the machine is on low, gradually add the oil until the mixture thickens and emulsifies. Add the oil in a slow, steady stream until it starts to come together. Once it does, add the oil at a faster pace until it’s completely combined.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerated.

Cook bacon in a dry pan (no oil) until the bacon is cooked to your liking. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain.

Toast bread, slice tomatoes, and rinse lettuce while the bacon cooks. Assemble sandwiches with roasted red pepper mayo. Enjoy!

Bacon, bacon, bacon!

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