Sometimes in life, you just need to eat a sandwich. A yummy, toasty vegan BLT sandwich!
This dinner is super easy. It took me about five minutes to make and (unfortunately) even less time to gobble down! The BLT is a classic sandwich dish generally consisting of bread, bacon, mayo, lettuce and tomato. I’ve never been a huge mayonnaise lover, since I grew up on its cousin, Miracle Whip. Since becoming vegan, I’ve used Vegenaise once or twice but I never managed to finish the container before it would expire.
I’ve been hearing about Just Mayo for quite a while now, but haven’t seen it anywhere until I happened upon a sample table at Whole Foods last weekend. I immediately bought a container because it was (a)only $3, and (b)outrageously yummy. My husband loved it as well. It’s made with oil and contains a lot of fat, so if you’re following a low fat diet I recommend staying away from this product (at least until they come out with a low-fat version!). Seriously though, it was delicious. WAY better than regular mayo. If you’re struggling to find a replacement for mayonnaise, try Just Mayo!
Now, onto the recipe!
- -Two slices bread
- -4-5 slices vegan bacon (I used Tofurky’s Tempeh Maple Bacon Strips, because that is what I had on hand. A homemade vegan “bacon” or other storebought brand will work as well)
- -Just Mayo, or other plant-based mayo of choice
- -1 tomato
- Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Place vegan bacon strips in the pan and spray lightly with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Heat for 1-2 minutes on each side, until the strips are warmed through and slightly browned.
- Toast two slices of bread. Don’t make them super dark, just toast them enough to have a little crunch and be warm.
- Spread mayo on the bread. Top with bacon strips, tomato slices, and spinach.
- Stuff your face with vegan BLT goodness.
Recipe Note: I used spinach because I didn’t have any regular lettuce. You can use whatever kind of green you have. Want to get fancy? Try arugula. Want to be simple? Try butter lettuce or romaine.
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