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Unlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through September 30, 2021!


Vegan Tempeh BLT Sandwiches

A classic BLT has to be one of the more perfect foods we have developed as a species, and this vegan spin-off packs a punch of flavor. Ashley, Market Umbrella’s Director of Finance, likes a simple sauté with olive oil for the tempeh and pairs hers with market bread and veggies. Pop over to Crescent City Cultures on your way to the park or bayou on Thursdays to grab a block and try out this perfect picnic recipe. P.S. First of the season field tomatoes are also now available at market!



Tempeh Bacon

  • 8oz tempeh, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Everything else

  • Sandwich bread
  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • Grainy mustard
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado, sliced (optional)


Place the sliced tempeh in a baking dish. Whisk together the rest of the tempeh bacon ingredients and pour the marinade over the tempeh. Set it aside to marinate while you preheat the oven, or cover and set in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 ºF. When the oven is hot, arrange your tempeh in a single layer on a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes, flip the tempeh, and bake another 7-10 minutes until the tempeh bacon is dark and crisped.

To assemble the sandwiches: Slather one slice of bread with vegan mayo, and the other with mustard. Layer the lettuce, tomato, and tempeh bacon on to the sandwich, add avocado if desired. If you want you can toast the sandwich on a lightly greased hot skillet until the bread is golden. Enjoy!


About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.