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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: EatingWell.com, 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

1 sandwich
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.

3 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 starch