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. My favorite go to plant-based bacon is tempeh bacon. You can make it yourself, or just locate your favorite brand, such 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!