Best Vegan BLT
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The vegan BLT you have been waiting for. Also known as a TLT. Add a little avocado, and you're on your way to a magnificent TTLA.
Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Vegan Tempeh Bacon
  • 1 package tempeh (8 oz or 227 g)
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 4 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oil for frying
  • 4 slices artisanal bread
BLT Fillings
  • Just mayo (vegan)
  • handful of lettuce leaves
  • 1 ripe heirloom tomato, sliced
  • ½ of a ripe avocado, sliced (optional)
  • salt
Vegan Tempeh Bacon
  1. Slice the block of tempeh into 4½ inch thick slabs.
  2. Marinate the tempeh in liquid smoke, tamari, maple syrup and spice mix for 10 minutes, turning pieces halfway through for an even marinade.
  3. Heat frying pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and fry tempeh slabs until browned on both sides about 7 minutes each.
  1. Use your oven broiler or toast your bread until lightly toasted
BLT Fillings
  1. Spread Just mayo (vegan) onto the toast
  2. Assemble tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato and the (optional) avocado, onto toast
  3. Slice in half
  4. Enjoy!
Leftover tempeh bacon will last 5 days and can be used for more sandwiches or as part of a lunch bowl with grains and roasted veggies.
Recipe by Sails & Spices at