These Vegan BLT Pitas are easy to make and perfect for a light and healthy summer lunch. You can keep them simple or get creative with your BLT toppings!
I feel like a BLT is a quintessential summer sandwich. There’s minimal ingredients, minimal preparation and they’re a good excuse to enjoy those fresh garden tomatoes you might have on hand. These Vegan BLT Pitas are made with a sweet and smoky marinated tofu and are so delicious!
Sandwiches are the food of the summer and these Vegan BLTs are just perfect! I like to make a big batch of the tofu to have on hand for really easy lunches and dinners this time of year.
What Is A BLT?
A BLT is a sandwich that has bacon, lettuce and tomato on it. It also usually has mayonnaise on it. I have no idea when it came about but it’s a really classic sandwich that you can find on a lot of restaurant menus.
I’ve seen other ingredients like avocado (BLAT), red onion and even cheese added to mix things up a little bit. For my Vegan BLT I decided to keep it very classic, except for my bread choice. I’ve been really loving pita bread these days and thought it would be a nice addition rather than using regular bread. I fried my pita, like I do in this recipe, and it was perfect!
What Makes This Vegan BLT Pita So Good?!
Definitely the tofu! I love tofu and cook with it a lot. If you think you don’t like it then you probably haven’t tried it marinated and then fried to perfection, because it’s so good! I did a very similar marinade to the one I used in my Homemade Veggie Dog Recipe.
Instead of using liquid smoke to make the tofu smoky, I use smoked paprika and it gives the tofu such great taste! I also add some pure maple syrup and you get the perfect balance of sweet and smoky.