Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Original Recipe - TBLT Salad

I love temeph bacon and tomato sandwiches but I don't always like to eat a lot of bread so sometimes I like to make this salad to get all the yummy flavor of a TBLT, plus this travels well if you want to take your sandwich on the go!

If you want to make this with no processed oils, just use one half of an avocado. Chop half of the half and add it to your salad and take the other half of the half and mash it with a little lemon juice to make an avocado mayo and use that in place of the Vegenaise.

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Shelly's TBLT Salad

This makes one side salad.

1.5 oz (about 4 slices) of tempeh bacon (click for my recipe)
1 campari tomato (or one small to medium tomato), wedged
1 cup greens (your choice), finely chopped
1/4 cup croutons (homemade is best!)
1 tbsp Vegenaise (or whatever vegan mayo you like)
Spices of your choice (optional)

Warm up the tempeh bacon. I like to crisp mine up a little. Rough chop it and toss it in a bowl. You want the pieces to be a medium chop. Wedge your tomato and add that to the bowl. Add in the greens. Toss.

In a side bowl, combine the Vegenaise with whatever spices you want to make a flavored mayo. I like to use the Trader Joe's  South African Smoke Seasoning but you can do anything you like or nothing at all.

Toss the seasoned Vegenaise with the tempeh, tomato and greens mixture. Right before you eat the salad, toss in the croutons. if you are taking this to eat at a later time, just package the croutons separately and add those right before eating. Try and make an effort to get a little of everything on your fork for each bite then it really is like a TBLT on your fork!

1 comment:

  1. This looks so yummy! These types of meals are honestly perfect to me and keep me so satisfied. YUM!