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September 9, 2014   1:59 pm A Greek Take on BLTs: “Hold” the Mayo and Try Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki, a savory mixture of Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic and salt, creates a healthy mayonnaise alterative for your BLT sandwiches. Try it on Kontos flatbread for a real Mediterranean treat.

 

Paterson, N.J. – Sept 9, 2014 – The nexttime you find yourself in the mood for a bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) sandwich, why not try giving it a bit of Mediterranean pizazz? This Greek-inspired BLT swaps out mayo and white toast for Kontos Tzatziki sauce and “Greek Lifestyle” Flatbread, creating a lower fat, higher protein and lower carbohydrate alternative to the traditional American BLT.

 

With this recipe, the American luncheonette meets Greek taverna. According to Kontos Foods Executive Chef Demetrios Haralambatos, the Greek BLT recipe has two better-for-you ingredients: Tzatziki sauce, the high protein, low-fat Greek-yogurt based mayonnaise alternative, and the Kontos Greek Lifestyle Flatbread, which offers 2x the protein, half the carbs, and fewer calories than other flatbreads.

 

Here’s the simple recipe, which makes four servings:

 

Greek BLT

 

Ingredients:

12 slices Applewood Smoked Bacon

½ cup Kontos Tzatziki sauce (contains Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, oil, and salt)

4 pieces Kontos Greek Lifestyle Flatbread

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for brushing the bread

1 ½ cups Baby Arugula

2 ripe Tomatoes (heirloom if available)

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Method:

  1. Prepare bacon and drain fat.
  2. Lightly brush the olive oil over both sides of Kontos Flatbread and heat in oven until warmed, but still soft.
  3. Cut bread in half and top one side with Kontos Tzatziki sauce, arugula, tomato, and bacon.
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and cover with other half of bread.

 

“The Greek BLT brings the best ingredients together in a satisfying, delicious and better-for-you sandwich treat, with the healthful benefits of Greek yogurt, an extra dose of protein, and the winning flavor combination of bacon, fresh arugula, tomato and garlic. As we say in Greek, kali orexi (enjoy your meal)!” said Steve Kontos, vice president of Kontos Foods.

 

To learn more about Kontos Foods and its array of flatbreads and other baked goods, visit www.kontos.com. You can also find Kontos Foods on Twitter@KontosFoods or on Facebook at www.facebook/KontosFoods.  Photos are available upon request.

 

About Kontos Foods

Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, NJ-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos together with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. To learn more, visit www.kontos.com, or call (973) 278-2800.

 

Media Contact

Patty Buchanan

Fastlane on Behalf of Kontos

(973) 670-1203

pbuchanan@fast-lane.net

 

Kontos Contact

Warren Stoll

Kontos Foods Inc.

(973) 278-2800, ext. 326

WarrenS@kontos.com

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