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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]

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.

 

AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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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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kim
2 Years Ago

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


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Judith
3 Years Ago

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


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Ansh Sahu
3 Years Ago

Sweet


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3 Years Ago

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Raghunath Singh Bhamu
3 Years Ago

good morning frinds


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Sarah Kelly
3 Years Ago

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Nyree Cooke
3 Years Ago

looks good


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