Monday, April 9, 2012

Vegetarian BLT

It wasn't always easy to recreate the same meals I use to eat when I wasn't a vegetarian.  In the beginning I would have those feelings of missing a certain sandwich or comfort food that contained meat and didn't know how to prepare a veggie version of that dish.  After a couple of years of trial and error and experimenting with vegetarian products and other substitutes to recreate my old favorite dishes; I found that by making the veggie version of an old favorite was just as good, even better than the old version.  What I love about food blogging is sharing ideas, experiences and recipes with so many people who help inspire new ideas and ways to try and develop or enhance old recipes or just learn how to make something new.

When I make this BLT I'm always reminded of the day a few years ago in Alaska when I first saw Morning Star bacon in the grocery star. I think my eyes went wide and I started drooling (just a little) when I realized I could make a BLT, after not having one for about a year. Nothing will ever taste like real bacon in a BLT, but this veggie version sure as hell comes close :)


Vegetarian BLT 
Oishii Treat Original 
Yields: 2 Sandwiches

Ingredients
8 Slices of Morning Star Bacon
4 Slices of your favorite bread (I used whole wheat)
Miracle Whip
1 Tomato
1/4 Red Onion
1/2 Avocado
Baby Spinach

Directions
Cook the fake bacon on medium high heat in a large pan sprayed with cooking oil. Cook until the strips are crisp about 3-4 minutes on each side. place on a paper towel, they will stiffen up. (if you can break them in half their done, I  like the bacon strips to be crisp)  
Toast your bread and spread miracle whip onto each slice.  Using 4 slices of bacon for 1 sandwich break the bacon slices in half  and layer onto 1 slice of bread, add your onions, spinach, avocado and tomatos and top it off with the other slice of bread.

12 comments:

  1. Whoa, now I am ready for lunch and it is only 9:30 am here! My hubby usually likes to lay on the bacon, but I like how your sandwich is even in the layers of filling as well as the inclusion of avocado. Great post!

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    1. thank you, I will sneak avocado on anything I can :)

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  2. I remember the first time I saw the Morning Start Farms bacon also. Surprisingly enough it does taste like bacon from what I remember way too many years ago. Love that avocado addition too. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Yeah i agree it does taste pretty similar to bacon, especially when its very crispy. thanks for the wonderful comment. you have a great day as well.

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  3. Now I'm craving a BLT!! This looks great, and good to know that there is a healthier option for a BLT.

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    1. I got to say your right about it being healthier, I don't feel guilty eating this BLT..

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  4. Oiishii!! I would like that for lunch tomorrow!

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  5. I have never heard of morning star bacon and had no idea it was a fake bacon. Your BLT looks incredible and delicious. I would love to try a vegetarian BLT.

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  6. Always love healthy version of BLT! And this is perfect & looks good too! Love to eat these during the hot summer days! :)

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    1. ooh good idea, I cant wait for summer to get here.

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