If you're itching for a BLT--but not all the fat--smoky grilled portobello mushrooms are a great substitute for bacon. Fresh basil takes the place of the lettuce, adding loads of summer flavor. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1994

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  • Preheat grill or broiler.

  • Stir mayonnaise, sour cream (or yogurt) and lemon juice in a small bowl.

  • Brush oil over cut sides of mushrooms. Grill or broil the mushroom slices until tender and golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper. Toast bread on the grill or under the broiler. Rub both sides of the bread with the cut sides of the garlic clove.

  • Spread half of the mayonnaise mixture over 4 toasted bread slices and arrange basil on top. Top with the grilled mushroom slices and tomato slices; season with pepper. Finish with a dollop of the remaining mayonnaise mixture and cover with the remaining pieces of toast. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; 6.3 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 635 mg sodium. 390 mg potassium; 58 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 12.7 g protein; 1138 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 167 mcg folate; 44 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 20 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin;