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Fried green tomato BLT with seitan bacon

Vegan BLT's are a beloved classic for a reason. Give that quintessential summer sandwich a Southern spin with fried green tomatoes. The tomatoes can be prepared in the air fryer or skillet. Then top them with crisp seitan bacon, lettuce, and a slathering of eggless mayo on toasted bread. Makes 2 sandwiches.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: air fryer, dinner, lunch, vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson



  • Toast 4 slices of bread in the toaster, until the bread is nutty brown. Remove from toaster and set aside.
  • Bring a non-stick skillet to a medium heat with oil. Put 4 to 6 slices of seitan bacon in an even layer in the skillet. (You may have to work in batches, if you don't have a large enough skillet.) Some slices of seitan bacon are larger than others. So use the amount of vegan bacon that suits your preferences. For Herbivorous Butcher seitan bacon, 4 slices would be enough for 2 sandwiches. For Upton's Naturals seitan bacon, 6 slices would be a good amount for 2 sandwiches.
  • Brown the seitan bacon for a few minutes on each side, until the bacon is starting to get brown and a little crispy around the edges. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Now it's time to add toppings to the sandwiches. Slather vegan mayonnaise onto each slice of bread. Top two of the toasts with green leaf lettuce, 2 to 3 slices of seitan bacon, and 2 or 3 fried green tomato slices. Then top each sandwich with a remaining slice of toast.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2.1mg