BACON LOVER’S BLT

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Submitted by:

Bryan

We hear people say "but what about bacon" all the time! This amazing plant-based recipe is the perfect answer to that question. Even the biggest bacon addict will love Chloe Coscarelli's mouthwatering Maple 'Bacon' BLT sandwich.

Ingredients
"BACON"
1/3 cup coconut or canola oil
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup tamari
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package tempeh, thinly sliced (about 1/4-inch thick)

AIOLI
1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise or silken tofu
8 cloves roasted garlic (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

ASSEMBLY
Sliced whole grain bread, toasted
Sliced avocado, green leaf lettuce or romaine, sliced tomato and sliced red onion

FOR THE "BACON":

Mix oil, maple, tamari, spices, herbs and salt in a bowl. Add tempeh and toss until coated. Transfer to a sealed plastic bag or container and marinate for about 10 minutes (this step can be done ahead and left to marinate overnight).

Remove tempeh from marinade and pan-fry in a nonstick skillet until lightly browned. Add a little reserved marinade to the pan for flavor.

FOR THE AIOLI:
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

TO ASSEMBLE:
Layer bread, aioli, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and onion.

Original recipe by Chloe Coscarelli - https://www.today.com/recipes/chloe-coscarelli-s-maple-bacon-blt-sandwich-recipe-t185212