A vegan BLT is more of a brunch-y food, but I like to consider it a breakfast sandwich as well. It’s one of those versatile foods that is good at any hour. It’s really not much different than a regular BLT, but the fun comes from picking which kind of vegan bacon you use. There are three kinds that I really like and I find it hard to pick a favorite. If you haven’t tried these, I would try all three. I like them all for different reasons. They’re all good in a BLT or on the side if you’re making pancakes, french toast, tofu scramble, or any other breakfast meals.
Option 1: Smart Bacon – This is my go to vegan bacon and I make it fairly often. It’s not pictured here, but it is a solid choice and most resembles real bacon of the three options.
Option 2: Tempeh Bacon – Tempeh bacon doesn’t resemble real bacon very much, but it is tasty and brings a distinct flavor and texture to a BLT that I really like. This is what’s pictured in the sandwich.
Option 3: Canadian Bacon – I’ve been told vegan Canadian bacon pretty closely resembles real Canadian bacon, though I’ve never had real Canadian bacon myself. It’s cut thick, and it gets crispy which is a nice touch in a BLT. There’s a picture of the Canadian Bacon frying in the pan.
- Toast your bread. While it’s toasting slice your tomato and prepare your lettuce.
- Whichever bacon you choose, pan fry it in a little bit of olive oil until it gets crispy around the edges.
- Once the bread is done toasting, put a layer of vegan mayonnaise on one slice.
- Layer the tomato, lettuce, and bacon between the two bread slices.
- Cut in half and enjoy!