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Sourdough Caprese BLAT Sandwiches + Roasted Garlic Butter (Vegan)

If you thought this a classic BLT was as good as it gets, think again!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches + extra "bacon" + garlic butter

Ingredients

Sandwiches:

  • 4 large slices sourdough bread
  • 1/2 cup lettuce leaves I used spinach
  • 1 small tomato thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces dairy-free mozzarella style "cheese" thinly sliced
  • 1 small ripe avocado pitted and sliced
  • small handful fresh basil leaves

Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter:

  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Coconut "Bacon":

  • 16 ounces coconut chips-flakes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce use tamari or coconut aminos if gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

Coconut "Bacon":

  1. Toast the coconut in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until edges are starting to turn golden brown. Reduce heat to low and add remaining ingredients for the "bacon" and stir for another few minutes until the liquid has mostly evaporated. Remove from heat and pour into a seperate dish so you can use the pan again.

Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter:

  1. Remove all the skin from roasted garlic cloves and mash them in a small to medium mixing bowl with a fork. Add the softened coconut butter, salt, and pepper, and continue mashing until mostly combined, then beat the mixture together until you get it to a whipped and spreadable consistency. (Alternatively you can mix this in a small food processor or even a mixer if you find it difficult to do it by hand.)

Sandwiches:

  1. Spread desired amount of coconut butter on the bread slices and layer on your toppings, lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, avocado, bacon, and fresh basil. That's it, you're done and it's ready to devour, or as noted above, you can toast both sides of the sandwiches in the bacon pan until the cheese gets all melty and bread is golden.