Jun 22, 2011

Vegan BLT Salad

When it comes to salad, everyone has their favorite combos, and it seems like the perfect dish to express one's own unique flair.  If you're getting bored, why not change up the presentation a little?  This is a fun play on the great American classic- the B.L.T. sandwich.

Made with the quickest tempeh bacon I ever made, sliced tomatoes, onions, and drizzled with a spicy creamy mustard dressing.

Quick Tempeh Bacon:

Slice tempeh very thin.  Fry in a thin layer of oil on a non-stick skillet until deep golden and crisp on both sides.  As you are frying, sprinkle with salt.  Transfer to a single layer on a plate.  Brush on a thin layer of your favorite BBQ sauce while still hot.  Let cool a bit before adding to salad.

Mustard Dressing:

1 part mustard to 2 parts vegan mayo.  Add a little agave to sweeten to taste.  Thin with a little cold water if needed.  Maybe a little apple cider vinegar to increase tartness.

If you don't want to serve this with a knife and fork, pile everything onto a single leaf, fold up, and eat with your hands!


  1. These look amazing! I'm craving these now; going to make these this weekend for sure.

  2. I like how you gave the salad height by assembling it as a stack, that simple aspect makes it seem so exciting! That "bacon" is something else though... Must get a slab of tempeh soon, while the tomatoes are still so good.

  3. that looks yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. like we say in NY..."that salad is slammin'"


  5. Oooh, this looks amazing! I think I'm going to make this next week, but popped into a wrap! Yum!

  6. Yum, now that's my kind of salad! :-)