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Meet my new all time favorite sandwich.

Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

It may be totally vegan (…well…it can be…), but this sandwich is honestly amazing, with so much flavor!

Even my family agreed, this sandwich KILLS it. Ok, not any of the brothers, but the parents more than approved. Although, I’m sure if Brendan had been around when I made this sandwich he would have totally agreed, this sandwich tops all others. And please, true BLT lovers, do not hate me for this. You have to understand that this sandwich is not meant to replace the classic.

Honestly, I would not have even called this a BLT, but then I just couldn’t think of a better name to describe it. It’s just like a BLT, but minus the bacon and + the most awesome crispy coconut. Some people call it coconut bacon, but I don’t know if I can do that. It just seems, well weird, you know??

Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

I mean, bacon is bacon…it comes from a pig…it’s bacon.

But coconut?? It’s just not bacon…but it is still INCREDIBLE. Personally, I would eat this salty, sweet and slightly smoky coconut over real bacon any day, but I have never been one of those crazed bacon lovers like some people (AKA all my brothers, yeah, and pretty much all the guys I know…except my dad, but even he still likes it!).

And since we are on the subject of fake-ish bacon, have you guys read about this seaweed bacon?? I mean, what?!?! It’s all over the internet and you know, I’m not so sure about it. Seaweed bacon??? Huh?? I’ll try it of course, but I’m definitely skeptical. Thoughts? Comments?

Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

Anyway, this sandwich, BLT or whatever you want to call it, is something you just gotta make. It’s healthy, colorful and seriously SO good.

And it’s also easy to make, that right there is a pretty big bonus, easy AND delicious!!

Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

SIDENOTE: I was hiking Saturday and someone recognized me from the blog. WEIRDEST thing ever….but totally cool!!

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Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

As for what is actually in the “coconut bacon” it’s just a simple mix of pure maple, soy sauce or tamari, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar or liquid smoke. I used apple cider vinegar because the idea of the liquid smoke creeps me out a little + I cannot find a good brand in my grocery store. So apple cider it was, I thought it worked great, but if you are into it, go ahead and try the liquid smoke!

Ok and the mayo?? Well, it is not really mayo, but I swear it’s better, and it’s what I will be using in place of mayo from here on out. Mayo has never been my favorite, so I am loving this alternative. It’s just tahini (sesame seed paste) mixed with chipotle chile peppers, but it’s the best sauce. And it is actually super healthy too. Soooo…you can REALLY lather it on.

Yummers.Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

And the rest is all the basic BLT stuff. Heirloom tomatoes (the best, I will be so sad when they are gone), lettuce (I actually used dandelion greens from my yard) and umm an egg because I cannot do a BLT without an egg. I just can’t.

Oh, and if you are not vegan, I HIGHLY recommend adding a slice or two of brie to the bottom piece of bread and then melting it under the broiler before adding your lettuce + tomatoes + coconut. I maybe did this after the photos and it was maybe completely the best decision I ever made.

Dramatic much? Yes…but it is so true. DO IT.

Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

Vegan BLT (...minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini "Mayo".

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 2 BLT's
Calories Per Serving: 1111 kcal

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Smoky Coconut Bacon

Chipotle Tahini "Mayo"

  • 1/2 cup tahini sesame seed paste
  • 1 in chipotle chili adobo minced + 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 slices crusty sourdough bread use gluten free if needed
  • 1-2 cups dark lettuce or dandelion greens
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes sliced
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 fried eggs + maybe some brie?? optional


Smoky Coconut Bacon

  • Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. On the baking sheet, combine the coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup, soy sauce and apple cider vinegar (or liquid smoke). Toss well to combine, making sure the coconut is well moistened.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring half way through cooking. The "bacon" is done when the coconut is light golden and toasted, be careful not to burn the coconut!! Allow to completely cool and then store for up to one week in a sealed bag or glass jar.

Chipotle Tahini "Mayo"

  • In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, chipotle chili pepper, adobo sauce (from the chipotle chili pepper can), lemon juice and a pinch of salt + pepper. Whisk until smooth and then thin with a little water if needed. Store in the fridge until ready to use.


  • Lightly toast the bread in a toaster or under the broiler or on the grill. Spread a little chipotle "mayo" over two slices of bread. Divide the lettuce over the two bottom slices of bread (the ones with the "mayo"). Add the tomato slices, drizzle the tomatoes with a little olive oil + a sprinkle of salt + pepper. Add the coconut bacon. Place an egg over the coconut bacon and sprinkle with salt and pepper (if using). Spread the top slice of bread with "mayo" and place on the sandwich. Serve with extra "mayo" if desired. EAT. Right away!


*Liquid smoke can be found in most major grocery stores, but the ones in my grocery store have a ton of weird ingredients. I just used apple cider vinegar, but liquid smoke will give the bacon a nice smoky flavor.
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Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) with Chipotle Tahini “Mayo” | @hbharvest

I can’t even, I mean, it’s too good. I mean, just MAKE IT – it’s a great way to start your week off.

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  1. I’ve tried seaweed bacon! I have the same feelings you have about coconut bacon… it’s good but bacon is bacon!! Ya know? I agreed with you parents, you KILLED this sandwich. End of story. Pinned!

  2. I can totally vouch for coconut bacon—it’s freakin amazing. This BLT looks AMAZING Tieghan—I’ll take twelve!

  3. Oh man, this sounds amazing! I’ve never tried coconut bacon, or an egg inside a sandwich, for that matter, so I suppose I have some food adventures to go on! Can’t wait to try this!
    xx Sydney

  4. I am so excited for this!! Your blog has been my go to for yummy meals for quite a while now. I recently switched to a vegan diet and loving it but miss some of your classics, bring on more of these please 😉 This will be happening this week, THANKS!

  5. This definitely looks like the sandwich of ALL sandwiches Tieghan! I love coconut and I love bacon so why not together!? I’m in!!

  6. Total awesomeness !!! This can only be the BEST sandwich EVER !!! I can just see the egg trickling down my chin …. 🙂 pinned !!!

  7. I thought it said minus the egg???? For to eat it it would have to be eggless. HA!! They do gross me out.

  8. Yummmm! I think you’re concept of vegan “bacon” is brilliant and now I totally want to try it for my vegetarian friends! Pinning!

  9. This sandwich is the ULTIMATE. I mean, tahini mayo!? WHAT! I just discovered tahini, and now I want to put it on ALL the things….like this sandwich. And that egg. UGH, so perfect. Pinned!

  10. Oh my gush, that sandwich!!! I am not usually a sandwich lover, and almost skipped the post when I saw BLT world, but WOW, I am so craving this!! This is just gorgeous!
    He do you pick your dandelions? That’s the little yellow flower my TrueGreen guy fights with every spring to kill, right? Do you prep it at all, or just put the leaves as is on the sandwich?

  11. When I first saw the picture I thought I saw potato chips on it not coconut.
    I’m not a coconut person so I’m making mine with potato chips
    OK this is not fine dining just a bad habit learned in grade school.

  12. that seaweed bacon sounds kind of scary (and this is coming from a person who loves seaweed and could eat the mini seasoned packs for days). but maybe it’s like the coconut- not really bacon-y, just super flavorful and crunchy.