If you haven’t tried the popular Whole Foods sandwich, the TTLA, now’s your chance with this easy copycat recipe. Luckily this delicious vegan sandwich is quick and easy to make at home. This modified BLT contains no meat or dairy and gets its flavor from Tempeh, Tomato, Lettuce, and Avocado, hence the name, TTLA.
The sandwich is centered around tempeh which is made from fermented soybeans and grains. This healthy, low-fat food is high in protein and a staple in any vegetarian and/or vegan kitchen. The secret to Whole Foods TTLA sandwich is the Lightlife brand Organic Smoky Tempeh Strips (aka Fakin’ Bacon). The tempeh comes in pre-cut strips and is very easy to brown on the stove-top.
The tempeh is piled on top of ciabatta bread which is covered in vegenaise. My favorite brand of mayonnaise substitute is Follow Your Heart which also makes a variety of fantastic vegan cheeses and dressings. Not only are their products delicious, but the company is a leader in sustainability as is evidenced by their solar power produced products and Zero Waste distinction.
The produce is a big part of the flavor. I choose Roma tomatoes because of their firmness, perfectly ripe Haas avocados and for a change I used fresh spinach in place of the lettuce. To bring it all together top the bread with the tempeh, tomatoes, lettuce (or spinach) and avocados. It’s that easy! My Farm Fresh to You organic produce subscription always provides top quality fruits and vegetables which are perfect for this sandwich!
This is a delicious lunch or dinner! Healthy and ready in 10 minutes!
TTLA copycat recipe