Vegan BLT

Moving towards the Summer,  I plan to highlight some delicious, affordable and easy to cook picnic and BBQ recipes. I am very excited to announce that to kick this off, I have a series of vegan picnic ideas from Louise Palmer-Masterton , who is the founder of multiple award-winning restaurants Stem & Glory.

The first in this series is a delicious Vegan BLT. So if you want to cook something that is part of an award-winning restaurant’s menu, now is your chance! The ‘VLT’ (Vegan BLT) Makes 2-4 rounds of sandwiches depending on the bread size This has been on our menu at Stem & Glory Cambridge for years and it’s an absolute winner. The trick is making the tempeh bacon super thin and super crispy and having just the right amount of mayo to make it sing!

So if you want to cook something that is part of an award-winning restaurant’s menu, now is your chance!

Look for the links to the other recipes in this series below. Don’t forget to share the recipe on social media, so that all of your friends can try them out too!

Vegan BLT

Vegan BLT

As we move towards the Summer Holidays I plan to highlight some delicious, affordable and easy to cook picnic and BBQ recipes. I am very excited to announce that to kick this off, I have a series of vegan picnic ideas from Louise Palmer-Masterton , who is the founder of multiple award-winning restaurants Stem & Glory. The first in this series is a delicious Vegan BLT. So if you want to cook something that is part of an award-winning restaurants menu, now is your chance! The ‘VLT’ (Vegan BLT) Makes 2-4 rounds of sandwiches depending on the bread size This has been on our menu at Stem & Glory Cambridge for years and it’s an absolute winner. The trick is making the tempeh bacon super thin and super crispy and having just the right amount of mayo to make it sing!

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Midweek Meals
Cuisine American, UK, 30 minutes plus, Vegan, Vegetarian, Picnic, Salad
Servings 2
Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients
  

Vegan BLT

  • 200 g tempeh
  • 1 large tomato
  • baby gem lettuce
  • vegan mayo

For the marinade

  • 100 ml tamari
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Liquid Smoke is available from most major supermarkets or from Amazon HERE

Vegan BLT

  • Mix the marinade ingredients. Thinly slice the tempeh. Marinade for 5-30 mins (tempeh usually soaks up marinade really well)
    100 ml tamari, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp liquid smoke, 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Shake the excess marinade off the tempeh and shallow fry in a little olive oil until crispy and very slightly charred around the edges.
    200 g tempeh
  • To build the sandwich. Spread vegan mayo on both slices of bread. On one side add a layer of sliced tomato, a layer of lettuce, then a layer of the crispy tempeh. Top with the second slice. Cut into triangle quarters and enjoy. Tip - with this sandwich make sure you add enough mayo so it dribbles out slightly for the full experience!
    1 large tomato, baby gem lettuce, vegan mayo
  • You could also make this with thinly sliced tofu - marinade for longer.
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Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal
Keyword snack, vegan, vegetarian, sandwich, lunch, BLT
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Nutrition Facts
Vegan BLT
Amount per Serving
Calories
62
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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