This post is sponsored by Lightlife. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hello Friends! I’m here to share the news you can now find the vegan friendly #TTLA at Whole Foods Market!! This delicious sandwich creation inspired this viral video and has everyone (including me) wanting one.
But wait are you asking yourself um….Lindsay what is the #TTLA? Let me break it down for you: The Whole Foods TTLA sandwich is created by layering Lightlife Organic Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh, tomato, lettuce and avocado between two pieces of ciabatta slathered with a vegan garlic aioli.
I know not all of you have Whole Foods nearby or you simply prefer to make your food at home so I’m here to share my version of the TTLA with a little extra flare. My version has a creamy herb mayo, candied tomatoes aka quick roasted tomatoes that taste like candy and smashed avocado. You could go for slices of avocado but I prefer smashed because there is nothing I hate more than a sandwich sliding apart because of slippery avocado slices.
For my version you will need:
- Lightlife Organic Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh
- Sourdough Bread, Sliced
- Candied Tomatoes
- 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
- Herb Mayo Spread
- Vegan Garlic Aioli
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Italian Parsley
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Chives
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Basil
- Smashed Avocado
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 2-3 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
- Salt & Pepper
Start with preheating your oven to 425F. Slice the tomatoes in half and place cut side up on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and himalayan pink salt. Bake for 15 minutes.
While the tomatoes are baking work on putting together the remaining elements of the sandwich.
In a small bowl mix together the garlic aioli and herbs; mix until incorporated.
In a another small bowl mash the avocado with the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
Like your bread crunchy? Now it the time to toast it.
In a skillet add just a touch of oil to prevent the Fakin’ Bacon tempeh from sticking and pan fry until lightly brown on both sides. If you prefer you can also place the Fakin’ Bacon on a sheet pan and cook in the oven.
Once the tempeh has been browned and the tomatoes are sweet like candy it’s time to put your sandwich together. Slather one side of your bread with the herb mayo spread and the other half with the smashed avocado. Top the avocado side with a layer of candied tomatoes and top the herb mayo spread with your favorite lettuce greens. Now it’s time to add the Fakin’ Bacon tempeh right on top of the tomatoes and then put it all together and enjoy!
If you are crunched for time you can use freshly sliced tomatoes or sundried tomatoes instead of the candied tomatoes.
Feeling a little cheeky? Add a layer of sliced dill pickles, tangy saurkraut or your favorite spicy peppers