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Vegan Shiitake BLT Sandwich

This comfort-food sandwich uses crispy, smoky mushrooms for a meaty stand-in. 

Serves: 2
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It doesn’t get much more classic than a BLT, and this plant-based version from the Eat More Plants cookbook has all the components: chewy mushroom bacon, creamy egg-free mayo, juicy tomato, and crisp lettuce. We love it all!

What you need:

¼ cup avocado oil, divided
2 tablespoons tamari
2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
4 slices gluten-free bread
2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
Romaine lettuce

What you do:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons oil, tamari, maple syrup, garlic, paprika, and salt.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm remaining oil. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes until lightly browned. Flip over and cook 1 more minute. Pour oil and tamari mixture over mushrooms and cook until liquid reduces, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Toast bread. Spread each slice with ½ tablespoon mayonnaise. Then layer lettuce and tomato on two slices. Top each with mushroom mixture and remaining pieces of toast. 

Photo credit: Desiree Nielsen 

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