TLT Sandwich with Maple Tempeh Bacon and Avocado Spread

 This is one of my favorite lunches and I will also admit to eating this one for breakfast. This recipe is really for the tempeh bacon and can be used for so many different dishes. I made this into a wrap also and just added avocado without making the actual spread. I liked the spread for the sandwich because avocados always slide off the sandwich! In a wrap, they can't go anywhere. Let's get started!

Cook time 30-40 minutes. Marinate tempeh overnight if you can.

Preheat oven 375

Makes enough for 5 plus sandwiches or wraps.

 

What You Will Need 

For the tempeh bacon:

1/4 cup of liquid aminos, you can also use soy sauce or tamari.

1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup of water

3 Tbsp of pure maple syrup

2 1/2 tsp of liquid smoke

1/2 tsp of garlic powder

1/2 tsp of onion powder

1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp of cumin

2 - 8 oz packages of organic tempeh

For the avocado spread:

1 avocado

1 garlic clove

1/2 tsp salt or salt to taste

1/2 lemon juiced

 

What You Need To Do 

For the tempeh bacon:

Remove tempeh from the package and thinly slice. (See Picture)

In a medium bowl add all the remaining ingredients and mix together. place mixture in a shallow baking dish and add tempeh. Marinate overnight or for a minimum of 20 minutes. Flip tempeh over at some point to marinate the other side. 

When ready to bake, place tempeh on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and add some of the remaining juices to the top. Bake for 15-20 mins each side or until the bacon starts to brown a little on the edges. Remove from oven and set aside.

 For the avocado spread:

Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

If you don't have a high-speed blender, mince the garlic and mash all the ingredients together. Either way, delicious!

To make the sandwich I used some sprouted bread and placed lots of the spread on both slices. Instead of lettuce, I used some spinach. Feel free to use what you like. Romaine is great too. Slice up some tomatoes and add a little pepper (That's a must for me) and of course the tempeh bacon. Sprouts would be good in this too! Feel free to make it your own!

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