5 Minute Vegan BLT and “Just Mayo” Review

Sometimes in life, you just need to eat a sandwich.  A yummy, toasty vegan BLT sandwich!

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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!

5 Minute Vegan BLT and “Just Mayo” Review


  • -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
  • -Spinach


  1. 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.
  2. Toast two slices of bread. Don’t make them super dark, just toast them enough to have a little crunch and be warm.
  3. Spread mayo on the bread. Top with bacon strips, tomato slices, and spinach.
  4. 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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2 thoughts on “5 Minute Vegan BLT and “Just Mayo” Review

  1. I just found your blog on McDougall and am excited about trying some of your recipes. I also just found Just Mayo at Walmart. Must be getting pretty popular.

    • ThisVeganWhimsy

      Hi Judy! I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve heard that Just Mayo has flavors at WalMart now, but I haven’t been there to check it out yet.

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