BLT Salad

Serves 4.

BLT Salad

This interpretation of the iconic BLT has plenty of crunchy appeal. Crisping seasoned tempeh in the oven is a stellar “facon” alternative to traditional bacon without the overload of fatty calories. Although the tomato vinaigrette can be made two days ahead if chilled, it’s best used warmed or at room temperature, and the chives should be stirred in just before serving.

Make and take

Each of these sandwich-salad hybrids can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. To take them to go for workday lunches, proteins such as tuna or chicken can be prepared ahead of time and tossed with vegetables in your transport containers. To avoid unappetizing soggy greens, however, keep dressings separate and add to salads just before serving.

Up in smoke

If you’re not using liquid smoke for the tempeh marinade, consider applying smoked paprika for a little smoky essence.

Each serving contains: 416 calories; 19 g protein; 26 g total fat (4 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 31 g total carbohydrates (7 g sugars, 6 g fibre); 484 mg sodium

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