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Simple BLT Salad [Vegan]

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A great vegan BLT sandwich is one of the simplest kinds of satisfying sandwiches there are. Once in a while, though, the sandwich idea sounds good, but a little change-up is in order. This salad has all the flavors of a good BLT, but the “B” is not vegan bacon. It's for the black beans in the recipe. This salad is complete with homemade croutons and a mayo-based dressing.

Simple BLT Salad [Vegan]


  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 15.5-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 4-5 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 6 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced grape or cherry tomatoes


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and beans and cook until the beans are heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in the nutritional yeast and cook for 1 minutes. Stir in the tamari and smoke and cook until the liquid evaporates. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the cubed bread and cook until the bread is turning golden brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in the thyme, garlic powder and season with salt and black pepper. Stir and cook until the bread is crunchy, about 5 more minutes. Stir in the paprika and set aside.
  3. Combine the mayo and vinegar in a small bowl, mixing well with a whisk. Toss the mayo mixture with the lettuce, tomatoes and beans in a large bowl. Top with the croutons and serve immediately.




Everyday family eats inspired by cuisines all across the globe. Zsu Dever is the author of the cookbooks, Aquafaba, Vegan Bowls and Everyday Vegan Eats: Family Favorites from My Kitchen to Yours. She is a vegan mother of three teenagers and three adopted kitties. She resides in San Diego, CA, where she enjoys photography, recipe development, nature and blogging at Zsu's Vegan Pantry.



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5 comments on “Simple BLT Salad [Vegan]”

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5 Months Ago

how many does this recipe serve?

4 Years Ago

Could you not add the simulated Bacon bits and have it still classed as Vegan?

4 Years Ago

I just made this (forgot the paprika) and it is so good! I was truly surprised.

Ansh Sahu
4 Years Ago


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Nyree Cooke
4 Years Ago

looks good


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