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Meatless BLTs

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

 
I know what you’re thinking: What’s a BLT without the bacon? But I promise, this sandwich will have you and your meat-loving family members saying, “I don’t miss the meat!” My mom developed this recipe for her latest, Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals and I’m proud to say that I helped on this one.

The combination of the smoked mozzarella and crunchy pita chips almost perfectly mimics the taste and bite of bacon. That genius combination is really the star of this recipe, but if there’s a runner up, it’s the special spread that I learned to make when working at a pub in small-town England. You wouldn’t think that the simple combination of mayonnaise, mustard, and grated red onion could have the power to transform the simple sandwich, but it does. I put it on almost every sandwich I make these days. Combine that smoky mozzarella, those crunchy pita chips, and a creamy, flavorful spread and you’ve got yourself one heck of a meatless sandwich the whole family will love.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Meatless BLTs start with these humble ingredients: tomato, smoked mozzarella, red onion, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard (whole grain works great too!), sliced white bread, and plain pita chips.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Start by slicing your tomatoes. You want these slices to be pretty thin.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Then, salt your tomatoes (my mother wouldn’t forgive me if I didn’t remind you to salt the tomatoes).

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Slice your smoked mozzarella as thin as the tomatoes. If you can’t find mozzarella at your grocery store, any other smoked cheese will work.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Then finely grate the red onion.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Your red onion should look something like this.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Then mix the mayonnaise, mustard, and red onion together.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

All that’s left now is simple sandwich assembly. Spread each slice of toast with a portion of the mayonnaise mixture and top with a piece of lettuce. Then top four slices of toast with a portion of the tomato, smoked mozzarella.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Now add crumbled pita chips for crunch!

Top this beauty with the other slice of toast. Halve and serve.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meatless BLTs. Guest post by Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks, recipe by Three Many Cooks.

Go ahead, take a bite! You know you wanna.

 
 

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This is my favorite sandwich: the smoked mozzarella and crumbled pita chips mimic the bacon beautifully. And the special mayo spread is so tasty, I put it on almost all my sandwiches now! This recipe is from my mom’s book, Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals. She suggests that if you can’t find smoked mozzarella, try another smoky cheese.

Ingredients

  • ¼ whole Red Onion, Grated
  • ½ cups Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard, Preferably Whole-grain
  • 8 slices Good-quality Sandwich Bread
  • 8 leaves Romaine Lettuce, Torn Into Large Pieces
  • 2 whole Tomatoes, Thinly Sliced And Lightly Salted
  • 8 ounces, weight Smoked Mozzarella, Thinly Sliced
  • ½ cups Crumbled Plain Pita Chips

Preparation Instructions

Mix the onion, mayonnaise, and mustard in a bowl.

Spread a portion of the mayonnaise mixture on each piece of toast and top with lettuce. Top 4 of the toast slices with tomatoes, cheese, and pita chips; cap with the remaining 4 toast slices. Halve and serve.

 
 
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Three Many Cooks is the always-entertaining food blog of Pam Anderson and her two daughters, Maggy and Sharon. Pam is a well-known and much-respected food writer and author, Maggy is a “hippy adventurer meets 1950s housewife,” and Sharon refers to herself as a recovering food snob learning to survive on a graduate student’s budget. Theirs is a strong relationship both inside and outside the kitchen, and it shows in the food they create and the stories they tell.

 

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Gina F. on 6.17.2012

Just had this for lunch today and it was a very tasty sandwich. This won’t be the last time I put pita chips and smoky cheese on a sandwich.

SnowCat MacDobhran on 3.13.2012

I’m late to the gae, but if you fry strips of smoked provolone in a pan until brown and bubbly, take out, drain on brown paper like bacon it tastes like a pretty good replacement for bacon itself.

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Cool Kitchen Stuff on 3.4.2012

What a terrific recipe for the vegans of the world!

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familyof5 on 2.27.2012

This sandwich is AMAZING!!!! And YES, I do eat meat!!!- lol! (although not pork) This tastes like you’re eating an actual blt- it’s crazy- but it’s true! I made it with Arugula and a spicy sriracha mayo and it was delicious. It’s really worth giving it a try!

Hand Me Downs And Flip Flops on 2.26.2012

My mouth is watering. I do something similar, but add avocado. I haven’t tried pita chips. Can’t wait. BTW: Love your show on Food Network. It is on my DVR list.