Chipotle BLT Bouquetschipotle-blt-bouquet

  • 20 slices whole wheat bread
  • 20-10 inch wooden skewers
  • 10 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 2 pints red grape tomatoes
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, washed and cut in half
  • Chipotle mayonnaise
  • 3 inch cookie cutter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut flowers from the 20 slices of whole wheat bread.  Use the wooden skewer to poke a small hole in the center of each flower.  Bake flowers, on an ungreased baking sheet for approximately 12 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Cool. Cut bacon strips crosswise into 3 pieces approximately 3” long. In a large skillet, fry bacon on both sides until almost crisp.  Drain on paper towels. Cut lettuce into small wedges and set aside. Spread a small amount of the Chipotle mayonnaise on each piece of the bread flower then set them aside. To make the BLT skewers, slide a small yellow tomato on the sharp end of the skewer, place bread flower, bacon and lettuce ending with a red grape tomato.  Do not thread the tomato all the way through. To make the standing bouquet, assemble skewers into the half head of lettuce that has been placed on a plate.  If desired, make a few tomato skewers and place them in the empty spaces. Serve immediately.

Serves 10

Submitted by Kathy Rohrbaugh, Shrewsbury

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