Roasted shiitake mushrooms doused in soy sauce with a dash of smoked paprika become a natural, vegan alternative to bacon. Try them in this vegan version of a classic BLT with creamy avocado and eggless mayonnaise or on top of a salad as a substitute for bacon bits.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, December 2017


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Stir oil, tamari and paprika together in a medium bowl. Add shiitakes and stir until all the liquid is absorbed. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and roast, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 30 minutes.

  • Toast bread. Stir mayonnaise and garlic together in a small bowl.

  • Spread 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture on each of 4 pieces of toast. Divide avocado, tomato, lettuce and the roasted shiitakes over the toasts. Top with the remaining toasts.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 7.1g; carbohydrates 20.6g; dietary fiber 6.4g; sugars 4.5g; fat 18.8g; saturated fat 2.2g; vitamin a iu 4044.8IU; vitamin c 8.5mg; folate 108.8mcg; calcium 49mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 48.2mg; potassium 530.4mg; sodium 541.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 2g.

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Rating: 5 stars
I didn't have avacado oil or tamari so I used olive oil and soy sauce. It turned out so delicious can't believe how much it had the flavor of a BLT! Definitely making this again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband loved this sandwich and he isn't even vegan. Definitely worth giving it a try. I used portabello mushrooms and spinach instead of lettuce because that is what we had in the fridge. Read More