Steemit Sandwich Contest Week #22: Gourmet Vegan BLAT (Bacon Lettuce Avocado and Tomato) Recipe


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I have been giddy with anticipation since @Jaybird announced Vegan Theme Week for Week #22 of the Steemit Sandwich Contest. As a vegan, I had great plans for this contest. Like a general planning for his troops, I planned and plotted which sandwiches I would make. And then.....real life happened!

For the last week, I have been ill and, though my health is on the upswing, I spent very little time in the production kitchen for At Meme's Table. No matter, I mused, I can make up for lost time on Monday. Surely, I will be able to implement my sandwich plans and get the posts in on time. This would have worked if I wasn't as weak as a new born kitten. Without the stamina to work as I pleased, I find myself offering different sandwich submissions than originally planned. Even so, this is still one doggone good sandwich.

A great BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avacodo and Tomato) starts with a great bacon. For my Vegan version, I used King Oyster Mushrooms for the bacon. These mushrooms are hearty, toothsome, have a great texture and will soak up whatever flavor you throw at them.

Here, I coated the thinly sliced mushrooms with a marinade of:

1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp mild olive oil (or organic, nonGMO canola oil)
1 tbsp maple syrup
1.5 tsp tamari
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning

(All of the above was whizzed in the blender until well combined. Then it was poured over the sliced mushrooms which were on a parchment lined baking sheet. The mushrooms were sprinkled lightly with freshly cracked black pepper and allowed to rest for about 30 minutes. Then they were placed into a 400 degree preheated oven for about 15 minutes. In hindsight, I would reduce the oven temp to 350 and cook for longer as needed.)

This was a super simple recipe for mushroom bacon. Though I really enjoyed this recipe and the taste was delicious, I think I preferred my other recipe which I use when I'm not short on time or energy. This alternative recipe can be found on my blog at:

While the bacon was cooking, I thinly sliced a ripe tomato and one-half of a ripe avocado. These I placed on bread spread with a vegan garlic mayo and topped with fresh leaf lettuce.

Then drizzle with a good balsamic vinegar.

Once your bacon is out of the oven, pile it on!

And, before I forget, here is my validating photo (I forgot to take this picture and had to hastily reassmble my sandwich for a quick photo! )


Until tomorrow, all the best my fellow Steemians!

Hi, I'm Benita G. You may also know me as, or call me, @AtMemesTable.

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