Vegan Brunch: BLT

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.

Ingredients:

2 slices of your favorite bread
2 slices of tomato
lettuce
vegan mayonaise – Vegenaise or Spectrum Vegan Mayonnaise are two options
vegan bacon of choice

Directions:

  • 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!
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2 thoughts on “Vegan Brunch: BLT

    • They are! It’s nice to have different options. What were your favorites? I’m sure there are more than the ones that I’ve tried, but these are the ones I most often see at grocery stores.

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