If you’re looking for a delicious vegan sandwich that’s packed with flavor and nutrition, then look no further than the classic BLT. However, instead of using traditional bacon made from pork, we’ll be substituting it with tempeh bacon.
Tempeh is a soy-based product that has been fermented and compressed into a cake-like form. It’s an excellent source of plant protein and is low in fat compared to traditional bacon. When sliced thinly and cooked until crispy, it can mimic the salty, smoky flavors of bacon.
To make this Vegan BLT sandwich with tempeh bacon, here are ten easy steps to follow:
1. Start by slicing your tempeh into thin strips about 1/4 inch thick.
2. In a small bowl, mix together your marinade ingredients which can include soy sauce or tamari sauce (for gluten-free option), maple syrup or agave nectar for sweetness and liquid smoke for that smoky flavour.
3. Dip each strip of tempeh into the marinade mixture making sure both sides are coated evenly.
4. Heat up some oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
5. Once hot enough add your marinated tempeh slices to the pan in batches depending on how many fit without overlapping
6 .Cook each side for around 2-3 minutes or until crispy brown before flipping them over so they cook evenly on both sides
7 .Remove crisp Tempeh from pan onto paper towel lined plate to cool down while preparing other ingredients
8 .Cut tomato & lettuce leaves according to preference.
9 .Toast bread slices lightly if desired
10.With all above ready layer toasted bread slice with lettuce leaf followed by tomato slices then top it up with prepared Temph Bacon few more leaves of lettuce & cover with second slice of toasted bread.
And there you have it – a delicious Vegan BLT sandwich made even healthier thanks to our tempeh bacon. The sandwich provides a good source of protein and fiber, essential vitamins and minerals, all without any animal products.
For a variation on the recipe, you could also add some avocado slices or vegan mayonnaise for extra creaminess. You can use gluten-free bread instead of white or whole wheat bread to make it suitable for people with celiac disease.
In conclusion, this Vegan BLT sandwich with tempeh bacon is a tasty and healthy alternative that’s easy to prepare at home. It makes for an excellent lunchtime meal or even as a light dinner option. Give it a try today!