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Smokey TLT (Tempeh, Lettuce & Tomato) Sandwich

If you're looking to enjoy a classic sandwich with a healthy twist, our Smokey TLT (Tempeh, Lettuce, and Tomato) Sandwich is a perfect choice. Ideal for those reducing their bacon intake or following a plant-based diet, this savory sandwich features tempeh as its star ingredient.

Tempeh, a traditional soy product originating from Indonesia, is known for its rich protein content and unique texture. It packs 16 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, and 5 grams of fiber in just a 150-calorie serving, making it a much healthier alternative to bacon, which typically offers similar protein but significantly higher fat and calories per serving. For more details about tempeh, visit Food Network.

Smokey TLT (Tempeh, Lettuce & Tomato) Sandwich


(Makes 4 Sandwiches)

  • 8oz Smokey Bacon Tempeh (or follow a recipe like THIS if using plain tempeh)

  • 1-2 Beefsteak Tomatoes

  • 1/2 Head of Iceburg Lettuce

  • 8 Slices of Your Favorite Bread, Toasted (Sourdough is my favorite)

  • Mayonaise (1-2 Tablespoons per sandwich)


  1. Slice the "smokey bacon" tempeh into thin strips (~1/8-1/4" thick), unless they come pre-cut.

  2. Bake your tempeh at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. (Plan on marinating for 20 minutes if using plain tempeh and following the linked recipe above.)

  3. Slice the tomatoes. Then wash and cut or tear the lettuce into 1-2 bread sized pieces.

  4. Toast your bread when about 5 minutes is left on the tempeh.

  5. Assemble the sandwich. Start by spreading mayo on each slice of bread. Top with 1-2 tomato slices, 4-6 strips of tempeh and the lettuce. Enjoy!


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