Vegan Avocado BLT Toast May I Have That Recipe? (2024)

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Ok, so it's confession time again. BLTs. We've never had them. Never.

I mean, it kinda makes, sense since we don't eat bacon... and we're pretty sure they're an American thing, since we don't remember ever seeing BLTs on restaurant menus in Spain (at least not when we grew up!), right??

They do sound good though. Bread, lettuce, tomato, topped with something crispy and smokey... how bad can it be? Well, we'll never know. So, of course, our only choice is trying to recreate it as well as we can. Something we've gotten pretty good at , if we do say so ourselves!

It's just a matter of finding the right ingredients.

Tempeh makes the perfect substitute for bacon, because of it's "meaty" consistency. It also crisps up very well, and by adding the right spices, the smokey, crispy effect can be easily achieved.

By adding the layer of mashed avocado, we sort of "make up" for the fat missing from the real bacon. It also adds creaminess and a touch of tang from the lime juice, which complements the crunch of the bread.

Now, whether you wanna call it a Vegan BLT, or a TLT , or simply vegan toast, it's totally up to you. It will still be delicious and satisfying, perfect for a light lunch or snack this summer.

Enjoy 🙂


Vegan Avocado BLT Toast May I Have That Recipe? (3)

Vegan Avocado BLT

★★★3 from 2 reviews
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  • 4oz tempeh, sliced thin
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Hass avocado, slightly firm
  • 1 ½ tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 4 slices multigrain rustic bread, lightly toasted


  1. To prepare the "bacon", combine smoked paprika, cumin, pepper and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle one side of the tempeh slices with half of the spice mixture.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large non stick skillet. Arrange tempeh slices in one single layer, spice side down. Sprinkle the remaining spice mixture. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, until golden brown. Turn the slices over and continue cooking for another minute or so (keep an eye so they don't burn). Remove from heat and transfer the tempeh slices to a plate lined with a paper towel, to absorb any excess oil. Set aside to cool slightly
  3. In the meantime, prepare the avocado. Cut it in half, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh. Mash it with a for until creamy. Add lime juice and salt and mix well
  4. To assemble the toast, Spread avocado each slice of bread. Top with lettuce, tomato and tempeh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Kosher / Vegan

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  1. Consuelo - Honey & Figs says

    I don't think I've ever seen a BLT here either, so it makes perfect sense that I've never had one haha. Your version looks amazing! I love that you used avocado, yum!!


    • Vicky & Ruth says

      You know exactly what we are talking about Consuelo! Everything taste better with avocado 😉


  2. Kelly says

    This looks fantastic! I don't eat bacon so I absolutely love this vegan BLT. The avocado is such a great addition too!


    • Vicky & Ruth says

      Thank you Kelly, avocados always make a sandwich better 🙂


    • Vicky & Ruth says

      Thank you for the tip!


  3. Melissa {lilmisscakes} says

    This looks amazing! I want this for lunch every day.


    • Vicky & Ruth says

      Come on over for lunch! We would love to meet your beautiful kids!


  4. sarah barberia says

    Oh, this was boooorrring...Just made some sandwiches and glad I didn't waste all the tempah on this!


    • Vicky & Ruth says

      So sorry, you didn't like them.


    • Hannah Skiles says

      Throw in a little liquid hickory smoke flavor and it's awesome!


    • Ali says

      How could it be boring? It would be good with just the avocado, tomato, lettuce, and some Vegan mayo! Definitely not going to let your review prevent me from trying it. Sounds delish.


  5. Vicky says

    As a meat eater I decided to do veggiterian January this year (Although I’m interested in vegan I decided not to do it this year as I thought on baby steps would be best). I love a blt but I’ve just tried this recipe and can honestly say it was sooooo yummy and even nicer than a proper bacon blt. This has deffo made the list of things I’ll continue making throughout the year- so tasty!! Thanks so much


    • Vicky & Ruth says

      Thank you so much for your comment! So glad you liked it 🙂


  6. Headless Horseman says

    Hey, just wanted to say I've totally eaten this before and it was great, but you've got to get the kind of tempeh that's called "Lightlife tempeh bacon," not the unflavored kind, otherwise it's much like chewing on well, flavorless peas. Otherwise I have good memories of this exact meal.


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