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Vegan BLT

A vegan BLT made with a maddeningly fragrant Basil chutney, ginger-garlic marinated and baked Tofu, green Tomatoes, and good old Lettuce, all in a whole wheat burger bun.
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegan BLT
Servings: 6 sandwiches
Calories: 233kcal

Ingredients

For the basil chutney

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno (or another green chili pepper)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt to taste

For the spiced green tomatoes

  • 1 large green tomato (Slice it in ¼-inch-thick ringsyou should have about six. If you are using bigger or smaller tomatoes, use less or more)
  • ½ cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds , crushed
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt to taste

For the tofu

  • 16 oz extra firm tofu (cut into six slices)
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt to taste

For serving

Instructions

Make the chutney

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and process to a fine paste. Add water if it's too thick.

Prep the tofu

  • Mix the ginger juice, garlic, turmeric and salt in a deep dish. Place the tofu slices in the marinade, turn over, and let them sit there for at least 30 minutes.
  • Spray oil in a baking dish. Place the tofu slices, a few centimeters apart, in it and bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for at least 30 minutes or until the tofu feels firm on the outside.

Make the tomatoes

  • Mix all the ingredients, except the tomatoes, and add enough water to make a pancake-consistency batter.
  • Heat a nonstick or cast-iron griddle. Spray with some oil.
  • Dip each tomato slice into the batter, coat evenly on both sides, and cook on the griddle until each side turns golden-brown.

Assemble the sandwich

  • Slit six whole-wheat buns down the middle. Slather each side with the basil chutney.
  • Layer on the tofu, tomato and lettuce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 506IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg