BLT Salad

This fast, easy and flavorful BLT Salad is perfect for lunch. You could also serve it alongside a pizza or pasta at dinnertime. Or you could double the portion size for a full on entree salad. Creamy vegan ranch dressing coats crisp romaine lettuce, juicy summer tomatoes and tempeh bacon bits too. Add some steamed broccoli if you'd like and a hefty portion on buttery avocado on top...

Post-long weekend mood...

Sochi gets it..

Blue sky, yes and yes.

Long weekend over and summer is on the way. I had such a chill long weekend! We didn't go anywhere or do anything really special and that made it lovely. Friday through Sunday was a bit rainy, which made for perfect writing and creative projects weather. A nice run at the gym (I'm actually working out again after a looooooooong hiatus) and I even got back in the kitchen and cooked a bit (also a bit of a hiatus). Then Monday opened up with this beautiful powder blue sky and soft streaks of sparkly warm sunshine. I went with a friend to get a facial at HeyDay in Brentwood - super cute spot for natural skincare - and then home to make this salad.

Breakfasts for me have still been super simple - oatmeal and blueberries. I think I may have tested the limits of how many pints of blueberries one person can eat in one weekend these past few days. I think we went through four pints! Yup. They were so good!

And I only have a few more weeks left of my UCLA writing class, which is so sad since I've loved it so much these past eight or so months.

Oh, and the kitties loved their long weekend as well - so many sunbeam naps and snuggle time on the couch. I binge-watched Dead to Me, which was pretty good. And I also watched the GOT documentary which was great. Still sad it's over, but FYI the soundtrack from this last season is SO great. I love it as work music!

So, that was my weekend, I hope you guys had a nice one as well.

BLT. And these salads are just super with their easy romaine leaves and a creamy vegan ranch to flavor things up. My tempeh bacon provides heartiness and loads of protein too.

Ranch. You can DIY your dressing or use a store-bought version. Follow Your Heart High-Omega Ranch is one of my faves.

You can totally use any greens you'd like and play around with the veggies on top.

PS. I have been listening to so many Podcasts lately. I sometimes daydream about starting one, but have no idea what topic I would want to commit myself too. And do I really need another project right now? Hm. Thinking outloud I guess, but curious what your fave Podcasts are.

Hope you love this salad! Happy almost-summer. PS. Snag this PDF for recipes!

BLT Salad

Kathy Patalsky

Published 05/28/2019

Vegan BLT Salad

This vegan BLT salad has ranch, romaine, tomatoes and vegan tempeh bacon on top.


  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced or sliced
  • 1-2 tomatoes, diced or sliced
  • tempeh bacon (4-8oz)
  • side veggies - optional (I used some broccoli)
  • vegan ranch dressing, to taste - DIY or use a store-bought version for ease


  1. Cook your tempeh bacon in a skillet. You can use 1/2 - 1 package of tempeh, depending on how big of a serving you'd like.
  2. Toss the lettuce with the ranch. Pour into serving bowl(s).
  3. Add the tomato, tempeh and avocado over top the lettuce. Add any other veggies or toppings you'd like. Nuts and seeds are also great additions.
  4. Serve!

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Total time: 15 mins.

Tags: salad,entree,easy,lunch,tempeh, avocado,blt,vegan,recipe,food,

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