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Homemade Mayonnaise and Low-Carb BLT

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 30, 2019 | Categories: Recipes

Y’all I love making my own homemade mayonnaise and I love sandwiches. But I try to eat a more high protein, low-carb diet as much as possible. Which isn’t easy for this carb-loving gal.

Low-Carb BLT using a yellow pepper with homemade mayo.

Are you on a low-carb or keto diet? Do you get frustrated trying to find a quick and easy low-carb breakfast, brunch, or dinner idea? And do you like mayonnaise that has simple low-carb ingredients?

Homemade mayonnaise is really easy to make and you know exactly what is in it. Add it to a low-carb BLT and you have the perfect sandwich.

And I do love a good sandwich.

However, I don’t love the carbs in bread.

Well, I love bread, but bread doesn’t love me. So, I’m always looking for low-carb options for sandwiches.

Homemade mayo on a low-carb BLT with a yellow pepper instead of bread.

I also love a good mayonnaise and a homemade mayo is so good. Plus, I know what’s in it.

I use lettuce often to replace bread, like lettuce wraps. But using bell peppers is another great way to make sandwiches. Especially if you want a sturdier sandwich. Bell peppers are good for you and only have only 6 grams of net carbs per serving.

They are high in vitamins A and C and are anti-inflammatory. Making them a much healthier option to bread for sandwiches.

Below is an easily printable recipe card if you like to print out your recipes…

Low-Carb BLTs with Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise and Low-Carb BLT

Homemade Mayonnaise and Low-Carb BLT

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Easy homemade mayonnaise that is low-carb and delicious. Perfect for any low carb sandwich like these low-carb BLTs.

Ingredients

  • 4 Bell Peppers
  • 1 pound bacon
  • ½ a head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1-2 tomatoes
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place a layer of bacon across the sheet and place it in the oven.
  3. Turn oven to 375 degrees. (No need to preheat, put bacon in while the oven is heating)
  4. Bake bacon for 30-35 minutes, draining grease regularly, or until desired doneness.
  5. Wash and dry bell peppers, then cut off the tops and bottoms and remove seeds.
  6. Cut peppers in half, lengthwise.
  7. In a blender or with a hand mixer, add all ingredients and mix until a thick consistency.
  8. Wash and slice tomatoes.
  9. Wash and pull layers off of the lettuce.
  10. Spread mayo on each pepper half, then layer in bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319

I enjoy BLTs not only for breakfast or brunch but for lunch and dinner, too. You may not think of BLTs using bell peppers in place of the bread as a breakfast sandwich, but I think these BLTs work great for breafast.

They are great anytime, in my opinion.

Low-Carb BLTs with Homemade Mayonnaise

Yields 4 Sandwiches

Ingredients

Low Carb BLT

  • 4 Bell Peppers
  • 1 pound bacon
  • ½ a head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1-2 tomatoes

Homemade Mayonnaise

  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
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Place bacon into the oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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Place eggs, oil, lemon juice, mustard, and salt into a blender.

homemade mayonnaise

Pour your homemade mayonnaise into a jar.

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Wash, dry, seed and cut bell peppers in half.

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Slice tomatoes to go on your low-carb BLT.

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Spread homemade mayonnaise onto bell pepper and top with bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce.

A low-carb BLT using a yellow bell pepper instead of bread.

Directions

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place a layer of bacon across the sheet and place it in the oven.
  3. Turn oven to 375 degrees. (No need to preheat, put bacon in while the oven is heating)
  4. Bake bacon for 30-35 minutes, draining grease regularly, or until you reach the desired doneness.
  5. Wash and dry bell peppers, then cut off the tops and bottoms and remove seeds.
  6. Cut peppers in half, lengthwise.
  7. In a blender or with a hand mixer, add all ingredients and mix until a thick consistency.
  8. Wash and slice tomatoes.
  9. Wash and pull layers off of the lettuce.
  10. Spread mayo on each pepper half, then layer the bacon, lettuce, and tomato on top.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Note: Homemade mayo made with eggs will last for three days in the fridge. 

So, I hope you enjoy this homemade mayonnaise and low-carb BLT as much as I do. You can try these bacon cheese ball bites and this keto steak recipe for more high-protein, low-carb options.

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