B.L.A.T. + Horseradish Aioli

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Today I took on a classic, the BLT.  I jazzed it up a bit by adding avocado and a horseradish aioli. Does that make it a B.L.A.T.H.O.? Hmmmm I think we will stick to calling it a B.L.A.T. (Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado).  The end result was the perfect balance of sweet, salty and spicy.

Fresh horseradish can be tough to come by and a bit intimidating. Feel free to substitute prepared horseradish for the fresh horseradish. Prepared horseradish can be found down the condiment aisle of your grocery store in a jar. Fresh horseradish is very strong, so if using a jarred version increase the amount of horseradish in the aioli.

On a side note- If you ever have a stuffed up nose, take a sniff of fresh horseradish and you will be cleared out within seconds.

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT                                                                                                                                                                           Horseradish

Horseradish has been used medicinally since the Middle Ages. Beyond the pungent spice it lends to recipes, it is also high in a compound known as glucosinolates, which aids in the prevention of cancer.  It is also high in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and treat the flu/cold. Have body aches or sore muscle? Using horseradish topically can soothe sore muscles, joints and head aches. Horseradish helps stimulate blood flow to the skin surface and to inflamed areas of the body. So many health benefits stuffed into a small (not so pretty) root.

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