Vegan BLT

0:20 m

A vegan BLT? FOR REAL? Believe it. This bad boy is the ultimate sharing sandwich. We fry firm smokey tofu to create our crispy 'bacon' pieces, then pile it high with good stuff. We say it's a 'sharing' sandwich, but you don't have to share if you don't want to. We won't judge. This is a absolutely scrumptious vegan lunch idea, we know you are going to love it!

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For the VLT

<item-todo-done>2 tbsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp plant-based mayonnaise<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> ciabatta baguette<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 large avocado<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 baby gem lettuce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 x 450g block of firm smoked tofu<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> vegetable oil for frying<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>25g cornflour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Drizzle of soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Drizzle of maple syrup<item-todo-done>

To serve

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Before you start

Mixing bowl l Tofu press (or heavy weight like a cookery book) l Plate l Wooden spoon

Prepare the tofu

  • Press the tofu in the tofu press for 30 mins so it's well dried
  • Then cut it into thin slices

Next, coat the tofu

  • Pour the cornflour and smoked paprika into the mixing bowl and stir them together with a fork
  • Roll the slices of tofu in the cornflour paprika mix
  • Drizzle the tofu with your maple syrup and soy sauce and set aside to marinade whilst you make your sandwich

Prepare the ingredients

  • Bake the bread for 5-7 minutes until warmed through
  • Core and dice the lettuce
  • Finely slice the tomatoes
  • Halve and carefully stone the avocado by tapping the stone firmly with the heel of a knife so that it lodges in the pit, then twist and remove the stone
  • Scoop out the flesh with a dessert spoon, put the avocado on a chopping board and finely slice
  • Cut the bread in half longways

Cook the tofu

  • Heat 1cm of oil in the frying pan until the end of a wooden spoon bubbles when dipped in
  • Lay the slices of tofu in the oil and fry them for 2 minutes on each side
  • Take the slices of tofu out of the pan and put them on a plate lined with kitchen paper

Finish and serve

  • Cover the bottom of the ciabatta with egg free mayo
  • Lay out the slices of avocado
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Sprinkle over the lettuce
  • Lay over the tomato slices
  • Top with the bacon
  • Cover with tomato ketchup and put the sandwich lid on
  • Cut the sandwich into 4 and serve with your favourite crisps

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