Vegan BLATs (BLTs with Avocado)

Vegan BLATs (BLTs with Avocado)

2 Reviews
From:, December 2017

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 8 ounces whole shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 8 small slices whole-grain bread (or 4 large slices, halved)
  • 4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated or minced garlic
  • 1 avocado, halved and sliced
  • 8 thin slices tomato
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce


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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. 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.
  3. Toast bread. Stir mayonnaise and garlic together in a small bowl.
  4. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 271 calories; 19 g fat(2 g sat); 6 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 109 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 4,045 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 49 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 541 mg sodium; 530 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (81% daily value), Folate (27% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3½ fat, 1½ vegetable, 1 starch

Reviews 2

August 21, 2019
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By: Whitney Wright
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.
August 26, 2018
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By: InfiniteStardust
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!
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