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Vegan BLTA Sandwich

Sharon Palmer

Creating a classic vegan BLTA Sandwich—bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado—is easy these days. Just brown your favorite plant-based bacon, toast some good whole wheat bread, smear it with plant-based mayo, and top it with farm-fresh produce and you’re good to go. I love to make my own plant-based smoky tempeh bacon. You can make it yourself, or just locate your favorite brand, as Lightlife or Tofurky.

One of my all time favorite meals is to make this sandwich and serve it with my Classic Tomato Soup. Now, it just doesn’t get better than that! I also really love this recipe for a weekend breakfast or brunch meal. You can get this sandwich done in about 5 minutes—while the tempeh bacon is warming up, toast your bread, and get your veggies (lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado) all ready. Then you just assemble and you’re good to go. If you want to make a large batch of these sandwiches for a big group, here’s a hint: Place the tempeh bacon and bread slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 400 F until they are golden brown—slicing up your veggies while you are waiting.

Try this sandwich as a delicious, satisfying lunch on the go, or for kids lunch boxes. If you want to learn more on how to roast your own tempeh, check out this recipe at The Plant-Powered Dietitian. Enjoy!

Check out how I make this recipe in my IGTV Sustainable Eating Series here.

Learn how to make this recipe in my video of Top 4 Classic Vegan Sandwiches.

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Vegan BLTA Sandwich

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Create the classic vegan BLTA Sandwich—bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado—with this super easy 5-minute, healthy, yummy recipe.



  • 2 ounces tempeh bacon (check out my recipe for homemade tempeh bacon here)
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon plant-based mayo (such as Just Mayo, or my own recipe*)
  • 3 lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 slices avocado


  1. Place tempeh bacon in a toaster oven rack or small skillet and heat about 5 minutes on high, until golden brown.
  2. Toast bread.
  3. Spread mayo on bread slices.
  4. Layer bread with tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado. Top with bread slice.
  5. Cut in half and enjoy.


*Learn how to make vegan mayo and tempeh bacon here.

To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free vegan bacon such as Soy Boy, and gluten-free bread.

  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 403
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 689 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 13 g
  • Protein: 21 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan sandwich, BLTA, vegan BLTA

For other plant-based sandwich recipes, check out the following:

Farro and White Bean Veggie Burgers
Greek Chickpea and Vegetable Filled Pitas
8-Minute Zucchini Tomato Basil Sandwich

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