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Veggie BLT with Spicy Mayo via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #blt #sandwich
30 min or less, Easy, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut free, Oil free, Sandwiches, Under 400 calories, Vegan Recipes

Veggie BLT with Spicy Mayo (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This Veggie BLT is meat-free and oh-so-delicious. It’s also a plus that it’s super quick and easy, making it a perfect meal for a busy weeknight.

One of my favorite sandwiches is the BLT. I admit, even though I don’t eat it anymore, I used to love the taste of bacon. This meat-free rendition is, in my opinion, just as delicious. Instead of bacon, I use smoked tempeh (pronounced tem-pay) that I purchased in the vegan refrigerated section at Whole Foods.

What is tempeh you ask? It’s fermented soybeans and it’s been used in Asian cooking for hundreds of years. My husband says this sandwich is in his top Veggie Chick meals of all time. And although he says it’s not easy to convince his friends that a “soy bacon” sandwich is as good as the real deal, he swears by it!!

Veggie BLT with Spicy Mayo via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #blt #sandwich

To begin, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Layer the tempeh flat in the pan so it doesn’t overlap, and cook for about 4 minutes on each side. The tempeh should already be pre-cooked. This process just gives it a little crisp and gets it warm.

In the meantime, cut the tomatoes and avocado. Make the spicy mayo by mixing 2 tablespoons of Veganaise with 2 teaspoons of Sriracha (or more if you like it spicy!).

Toast the bread in the toaster, and layer 2 slices of the tempeh across the bread. Add the tomato, avocado, and lettuce/spinach. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of spicy mayo on the other piece of bread, and top the sandwich. Cut down the middle and revel in your cooking abilities as you bite into this delicious sandwich. Enjoy!

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Veggie BLT

Veggie BLT with Spicy Mayo via veggiechick.com #vegan #vegetarian #blt #sandwich
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces smoked tempeh strips (I use Lightlife Smoky Tempeh Strips from Whole Foods, etc.)
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, cored and sliced
  • organic lettuce or fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons Vegenaise (non dairy mayonnaise)
  • 8 slices thin whole wheat bread, gluten free if desired

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Layer the tempeh flat in the pan so it doesn’t overlap, and cook for about 4 minutes on each side.
  2. To make the spicy mayo, mix 2 tablespoons of Veganaise with 2 teaspoons of Sriracha.
  3. Toast the bread in the toaster, and layer 2 tempeh pieces across the bread evenly. Add the tomato, avocado, and lettuce/spinach. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of spicy mayo on the other piece of bread, and top the sandwich. Cut down the middle and enjoy.

Hi, I’m Christin- thanks for stopping by my happy place! Here you will find healthy, original meat-free recipes. No matter where you are in your health journey, I hope I can help and inspire you.

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