vegan BLT's with tempeh bacon
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Yes, you can have bacon as a vegan - TEMPEH bacon, that is! These Vegan BLT's with Tempeh Bacon are savory, satisfying, and just as delicious as the originals. Serve with some pickles and potato chips for a classic comforting meal.
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • *for the tempeh bacon*
  • 1 package of tempeh
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • *to serve*
  • 4 slices sandwich bread (I like Dave's Killer Bread)
  • vegan mayonnaise (I like Hellmann's)
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • ripe avocado slices (optional)
  1. First, prepare the tempeh bacon. Slice the tempeh in thin slices. In a shallow bowl, combine the vegetable oil, brown sugar, liquid smoke, and garlic salt.
  2. Toss in the tempeh pieces, and mix to combine. Set aside to marinade for 10-15 min.
  3. When ready to cook, heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat, and add in the tempeh pieces (be sure to leave the marinade behind in the bowl so it doesn’t burn).
  4. Cook until crispy and caramelized on both sides. Add the reserved marinade and cook for 1 more minute so it thickens. Remove from pan.
  5. To build your BLT's, toast the bread if desired. Spread vegan mayo on one slice, then stack on the lettuce, tomato, and tempeh bacon. Top with avocado slices if desired. Enjoy immediately!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at