Meatless B.L.T.

There’s nearly always an appealing meatless option for many of our favorite dishes. That’s the big lesson I learned when writing Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals.

Today’s recipe is a perfect example. A couple of years ago I wouldn’t have believed  there was a satisfying BLT sandwich alternative, but there is.

Three things make this Meatless BLT great: smoked mozzarella, crumbled pita chips and Maggy’s special sauce–a mix of mayo, Dijon, and grated red onion–a recipe she picked up when working at a London pub a few years back. The smoky rich cheese coupled with the crumbled pita chips making pretty convincing bacon, and the sauce heightens the sandwich’s flavor.

Another tip: don’t skip lightly salting the tomatoes before putting them on this sandwich… or any salad or sandwich for that matter. It’s a simple, but important tweak.

Here’s to Meatless Monday fun!

Meatless B.L.T.
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¼  small red onion, grated
  • ½ cup regular or light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices good quality white bread
  • 8 ounces smoked mozzarella, sliced thin
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced thin and lightly salted
  • 8 Romaine lettuce leaves, torn into large pieces
  • ½ cup crumbled plain pita chips
Instructions
  1. Mix onion, mayonnaise mixture, and mustard in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. While toasting bread, prepare mozzarella, tomatoes, and lettuce.
  3. Spread a portion of mayonnaise on each piece of toast and top with lettuce. Top 4 of the toast slices with tomatoes, cheese, and pita chips; cap with remaining 4 toast slices. Halve and serve.

 

3 Comments

  1. says

    interesting. I ‘ll have to try it. I love smoked things and I do keep a bottle of liquid smoke around :)

    We love vegetarian Reubens – the corned beef doesn’t contribute much to the flavor, we’ve found, so we simply skip it.

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