Loaded TLT Sandwich

This modern take on the classic B.L.T. uses protein-packed tempeh as a vegan substitute for bacon. Pan fried to lock in the flavour of the sauces, then baked, and stuffed between two slices of bread along with your usual suspects. It’s possibly the perfect sandwich!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 372 kcal


  • Non-stick Pan
  • Baking Tray
  • Parchment Paper


  • 1/4 Tomato
  • 25 gram Lettuce
  • 1/4 Avocado
  • 1/3 block Tempeh
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari +1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp Salt-free Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 slices Wholegrain Bread
  • 1 Tbsp Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Slice tempeh into thin strips.
  • In a frying pan, whisk together tamari, maple syrup (optional), chili powder, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. Place the tempeh strips in the frying pan, submerging them in the sauce. Bring to a gentle simmer until most of the sauce is absorbed into the tempeh, about ten minutes.
  • Transfer the strips onto a lined baking tray, and bake for ten minutes.
  • Rinse and slice tomato into thick slices. Rinse and dry lettuce leaves. Slice the avocado lengthwise all the way around the pit, then gently twist each side to open it. Scoop out the flesh and cut into slices.
  • Assemble the sandwich by spreading avocado on the bread, then layering tomato slices, lettuce leaves, tempeh strips, and mayo. Enjoy!


Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1401mgPotassium: 537mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 753IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 3mg
Keyword plant-based

Photos by Amber Asakura

Gabrielle is a Nutritional Coach, Cooking Teacher and Mama of Five. Her mission is to help and inspire women to create a life of optimal health by transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle. She currently lives in sunny Queensland, Australia with her ‘Beardo’, five skallywags and adorable rescue dog, Lolly. 

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