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Tempeh Bacon BLT

Vegan tempeh bacon BLT sandwich made with homemade tempeh bacon, avocado, crisp lettuce, and juicy tomatoes.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword Tempeh bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 446kcal


Tempeh Bacon

  • 8 oz tempeh sliced into 20 - 24 very thin slices
  • ¼ cup liquid aminos I use Braggs or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup water
  • 1-2 teaspoons liquid smoke optional

Tempeh Bacon BLT Sandwiches

  • 8 slices nice bread
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 to mato thickly sliced
  • 4 leaves crisp lettuce I use good old iceberg
  • regular or vegan mayonnaise optional


For the Tempeh Bacon

  • Combine soy sauce (or liquid aminos), apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, cumin, smoked paprika, and water in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil and allow to boil for 1-2 minutes, and then turn off the heat. Add the liquid smoke if you are using.
  • Arrange the tempeh slices in a single layer in a casserole dish. Pour the marinade over the top, and give the dish a shake to ensure it is evenly distributed.
  • Cover, and allow to marinate for at least one hour, but up to overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 150°C / 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush the parchment with a bit of olive oil.
  • Drain the tempeh slices and arrange on the baking sheet. Brush the tops with olive oil.
  • Place into the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the tempeh is beginning to brown. Flip the slices and bake for 5-10 minutes more, until crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before using.

For Tempeh BLT Sandwiches

  • Lightly toast the bread slices (optional, but recommended).
  • Mash ½ of an avocado on one slice of bread, and if using, spread the other slice with mayonnaise (vegan or regular).
  • Layer the tempeh bacon slices, lettuce, and tomato slices over the avocado. Top with the other slice of bread.
  • Serve immediately.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1255mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 4.4mg