Tempeh "Bacon" Lettuce and Avocado (TBLA) on Sprouted Wheat Bread

TBLA on Sprouted Wheat Bread

ingredients for tempeh bacon:

  • 1 8oz block of tempeh
  • 2 tbsps of Bragg's apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup nama shoyu - or tamari
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp olive oil - for marinade
  • 2 tbsp olive oil - for frying


preparation steps for tempeh "bacon":

1. Slice tempeh into long thin strips

2. marinate in nama shoyu, maple syrup,apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil and liquid smoke, for at least 30 minutes

3. heat skillet and add oil to pan

5. add tempeh strips to heated oil

6. fry *tempeh strips until well browned and crispy on both sides

ingredients for sandwich:

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/2 perfectly ripe avocado
  • 1 schmear vegenaise
  • lettuce
  • red onion slices
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation steps to build your sandwich:

1. toast 2 slices of Ezekiel sprouted sesame bread

2. slather bread with Follow Your Heart Vegenaise

3. slice a perfectly ripe avocado and salt and pepper lightly and add to sandwich

4. pile on fresh lettuce of your choice - I prefer baby lettuces with baby kale

5. add tempeh "bacon" strips

6. add red onion slices

7. place the top on your sandwich and enjoy-knowing that no cute little piggies had to die to make your delicious sandwich

*hint: for better tempeh "bacon", do not move the tempeh strips in the pan until they are well browned on one side, then flip over and brown other side-even though it is very temp(eh)ting to move them around!


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