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. Source:, December 2017

Hilary Meyer


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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; 18.8 g total fat; 2.2 g saturated fat; 541 mg sodium. 530 mg potassium; 20.6 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 7.1 g protein; 4045 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 109 mcg folate; 49 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 48 mg magnesium; 2 g added sugar;

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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
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