Vegan BLATs (BLTs with Avocado)


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees 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.

    Vegan BLATs (BLTs with Avocado)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
19g Fat
21g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Vitamin A 4045IU 81%
Vitamin C 9mg 9%
Folate 109mcg 27%
Sodium 541mg 24%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 48mg 11%
Potassium 530mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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