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Put a healthy, plant-based twist on a sandwich classic with this vegan “BLT” sandwich recipe! It may be vegan, but will sure satisfy any meat eater!
If you’re vegan or vegetarian and struggle with sandwiches, trust me, I feel your pain! When I was vegetarian I felt like anytime I would order a sandwich from somewhere, it was just vegetables on vegetables on vegetables. And then they have the audacity to ask if you want your sandwich on a lettuce wrap because somehow the fact that you don’t want meat on your sandwich automatically means you’re now gluten-free too?!
Anyway, I digress… Don’t get me wrong, I love my veggies! I mean, I started a blog about help people eat more plant-based, BUT on my sandwiches I really prefer a little… I don’t know… substance? (Anyone with me?!)
So, of course I went on a mission to create some tasty sandwiches, and I have to say this is one of my favorites! Ironically enough, I was never a fan of BLT sandwiches before I was vegetarian but it turns out, this is just one of those recipes where the vegan/vegetarian version far outweighs the original… Or I’m just absolutely insane – I guess you’ll have to try it out and let me know (;
Tofu is probably my favorite vegetarian protein choice, and if you’re reading this thinking “Uhm, why?! It’s soft and gross and never tastes good”, I’m going to be honest – you’re probably cooking it wrong! It took me a long time to master tofu, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes so incredibly easy to make. And not only that, but it’s also delicious and extremely versatile!
All you need to make tofu “bacon” are a few simple main ingredients and some spices (that you probably already have on hand)!
First you want to start by mixing together your ingredients so you can marinate the tofu. I usually let it marinate for about 5-15 minutes and then I either cook it in the oven or on the stove! It’s pretty simple, but the key is to make sure you cook it until it gets golden brown and crispy on the outside.
Once you have your tofu “bacon” ready to go, its time to build your sandwich! You can go the classic route and top your sandwich with lettuce and tomato, or load it up with all your favorite veggies like I did! Here’s what I used…
And on that note, let’s get onto the full recipe – I hope you guys love this sandwich as much as I do! If you try it out, make sure to let me know how you like it in the comments below!