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Monday, June 17, 2019

Vegan BLT Pasta Salad

A long time ago, before I was vegan, I used to enjoy BLT dip. Well, everyone enjoyed it really. I only made it for special occasions though as I did not want to get sick of it, ya get me. There were never any leftovers either. No matter how much I made, no leftovers. 

Anyway, I have been wanting to make a vegan version for a long time. Not sure what I've been waiting for but I'm so glad I finally got around to it. It's soooo good.

I decided to turn it into more of a side dish rather than a dip so I added some pasta. But if you want just the dip, leave out the pasta. You will not be disappointed either way. 

Let's talk about the "bacon". I've tried most types of vegan bacon that I can find. The only one I really prefer is LightLife Fakin Bacon. It's tempeh which is an excellent source of protein. So, with that said, you can use whatever kind of vegan bacon you like but at least try the tempeh stuff in the salad. 

Let's get to the recipe. Here is what you will need. 
1 - 6 ounce package of LightLife Fakin Bacon (or your favorite vegan bacon)
8 ounces of pasta of choice
1/2 cup vegan mayo
1/2 cup vegan sour cream
1 - 2 cups shredded romaine 
2 medium tomatoes diced

Cook the "bacon" according to package directions. I cook the tempeh bacon in a really small amount of oil to help get it crispy. Remove from the pan and let it cool. Once cooled, chop it up into bite size pieces.

Also cook the pasta according to package directions. I used Fusilli but you can use whatever pasta you like. Once it's done, let it drain and cool. 

In a large bowl, combine the mayo and sour cream. I do this now to make sure it's mixed well. Add the bacon and pasta and mix again. 

When you are ready to serve, add the lettuce and tomato and give it a good stir again. Enjoy.

As always, I cut the recipe in half, so if you want to make a bigger batch, double everything. 


  1. Do you think this would work well with the Sweet Earth bacon as well? This looks so tasty by the way! Perfect summer party food!

    1. So sorry I never replied to this. I really can't say. Im not a fan of the Sweet Earth vegan bacon. If you like it, I would say try it. Let me know.

  2. YES!! This sounds absolutely amazing-and simple ingredients as well!I havent found the Litelife bacon where I am but I'll be on the lookout now!

    1. Oh yes. Very simple and so easy to make. Hope you find the LightLife tempeh Fakin Bacon. It is my favorite and when I smell this salad, reminds me of the real thing. Thank you Megan.

  3. This is definitely perfect for a 4th of July barbecue! So simple and easy to make!

    1. It's perfect for the upcoming holiday. I am actually making it for a vegan potluck that weekend. Thank you!!