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If you’re anything like us, you need a sandwich to power you through that typical mid-day slump. The classic BLT is one of the best choices for these occasions. We love to have ours on Italian bread, with some mayo. The bacon is the most crucial piece of the sandwich, though. We like ours crispy but not TOO crispy, you know? That’s what gives the sandwich such an addictive taste.

However, there are people out there who are not enamored with the taste of tomatoes. But how can you have a BLT without the tomato? There are some wild folks out there who are ready to take the chance. What are they using as a substitute? We absolutely have to know. Food52 is a great follow on Instagram and they are presenting a wonderful idea.

They have floated the idea of swapping out your tomatoes for strawberries. Yes, you read that correctly. We cannot decide if this food editor has stepped hopelessly out of line or if they are truly onto something here.

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Bacon, lettuce, and—strawberries? That's right. @emmalaperruque's #biglittlerecipes this week swaps out one juicy, red fruit with another, only this one's in season a couple months earlier. A savory sandwich with a sweet twist—not the other way around. Recipe via link in bio. 📸: @tymecham

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We would be remiss not to mention all of the other ideas that have been proposed when it comes to these sandwiches. Food52 is not the only one that is looking to change the game. 300 Sandwiches has a food blog in which she demonstrates swapping out the tomato in a BLT for a peach. According to their Instagram, it’s their favorite sandwich to enjoy during the summertime.

As it turns out, there are plenty of people out there who do not like tomatoes very much and people have come up with all sorts of replacements: peppers, cucumbers, avocados, etc.

Hopefully, these ideas have provided you with a small level of inspiration. Do you have any unconventional substitutions that you use in your BLT? Let us know!

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