Vegan BLT Tempeh Sandwich Recipe

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BLT Tempeh

This is a very simple and smoky marinade for tempeh which goes great to replace bacon on a BLT.

BLT Tempeh Sandwich

Servings: 2
Active time: 15 min + marinade time


  • 12 oz tempeh
  • 2 c water
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Slices of Bread per sandwich, enough for 3-4
  • vegan mayo
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 2-4 romaine lettuce leaves


  1. CREATE MARINADE: In a tupperware, or gallon bag, mix together the water, tomato paste, soy sauce, maple syrup and liquid smoke. This is your marinade.
  2. MARINATE TEMPEH: Slice the tempeh into thin slices (about 1 cm). Place into bag. Seal and put bag in fridge for 3-24 hours to marinate.
  3. PAN SEAR: Heat up a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Cook the tempeh on both sides for about 3-5 min each side.
  4. STACK BLT: Stack your BLT with bread, vegan mayo, tempeh bacon, tomato slices, lettuce and sliced avocado.

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cheaper than buying facon! <3
@lou profile image
the marinade sounds really delicious! trying to imagine what that tempeh would taste like 🤤
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