While my Dad recently outed my previous love of bacon during his speech at my wedding, I figured it was about time I share my vegan tempeh bacon recipe with the rest of you.

Hey, maybe you too, are desperately in search of a crispy, salty non animal alternative?

Truthfully though, I haven’t eaten red meat since I was five, so I cannot attest to this being ‘bacon’ like in the least, but for me, I find it savoury and delicious enough to eat very (very) regularly, so I thought some of you might enjoy this easy lunch recipe too!

What You Need: For Your Sandwich

  • Tempeh bacon (homemade or store-bought)
  • Greens or lettuce of your choosing
  • 2 pieces toasted whole grain bread
  • Vegan mayo
  • Beefsteak tomato
  • Optional avocado
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Note: If using store bought Tempeh bacon skip to “What To Do, if making Tempeh Bacon, you will need to whisk together the below ingredients in a shallow dish & place thinly sliced regular tempeh into marinade for up to two hours.

What You Need: To Make Your Own Tempeh Bacon 

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

What To Do:

  1. Pan fry on medium your tempeh bacon strips until warm & slightly crispy on each side
  2. Toast bread & slice tomato.
  3. Spread vegan mayo on toasted bread, place lettuce or greens of your choice, then top with tempeh & tomato.
  4. Add optional slices avocado, and sprinkle with salt & pepper if desired. Then top with your second piece of toast. Now devour!

Hope you love this go-to recipe as much as I do!