Wednesday, August 22, 2012

80--- Faux BLT

Bacon, lettuce, and tomato.  Classic.  But bacon kind of scares me.  I know that some people rub it all over like body lotion.  It's just not really my gig.  I would rather rub some chocolate cake all over me.

The smoky roasted portobello mushrooms in this "faux" version mimic the bacon nicely.  And slather on some avocado instead of mayo? Healthy fats ---wahoo!

Faux BLT
Serves 2

2 large portobello mushrooms, stemmed and sliced into 1/4" pieces
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 avocado, mashed
1/2 large tomato, sliced thick
Spring mix lettuce leaves
2 buns (I like the whole grain thin ones myself), toasted

Mix together olive oil, liquid smoke, pepper, salt, and vinegar in a shallow dish.  Add mushroom pieces and marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil spray.  Place mushroom slices onto sheet, evenly distributed, and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.  Mushrooms will be lightly browned and slightly crisp on the outside.

On each toasted bun spread 2 Tbsp mashed avocado, then layer mushroom slices, one slice of tomato, and lettuce leaves.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Info per 1 sandwich: 197 calories, 11 g fat, 5 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber

1 comment:

  1. I don't like mushrooms, but you made this look so darn tasty, I had to give it a shot. Sold!! My husband, a mushroom fanatic, is forever grateful.