Vegan BLT Salad with Coconut Bacon, Grilled Peaches & Tangy Lemon Pepper Dressing


Vegan BLT Salad with Coconut Bacon, Grilled Peaches & Tangy Lemon Pepper Dressing

This vegan BLT salad is totally packed with smoky and crispy coconut “bacon”, appetizing and velvety lemon pepper dressing, grilled peaches, ripe tomatoes and mellow avocado. Perfect main dish salad!

This post is sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs.

An overhead shot of a sheet pan filled with crispy, browned pieces of coconut

An overhead shot of spice jars from Mountain Rose Herbs, next to some peaches and a small bowl of oil.

Two images show an overhead shot of salad ingredients and a head on shot of a jar of creamy dressing.

I consumed a salad comparable to this vegan BLT salad last time we remained in LA. It was covered in coconut “bacon” bits, had little dollops of a nut-based soft cheese, a killer dressing, grilled peaches, and a couple of other grilled veggies. It was the very first thing that I consumed after we landed and I do not understand if it was the travel day cravings starting, however I breathed in that thing. I might have quickly taken pleasure in 3 complete portions, no joke. My guy was consuming this stunning, totally packed veggie hamburger with sweet potato french fries best throughout from me and I was simply ALL IN on this salad.

And this was amusing to me due to the fact that I have actually never ever been too crazy about coconut bacon. I had consumed it in sandwiches and right out of a bag one time, and mainly believed “meh.!” I do not even understand what drew me to buy this salad to be sincere. Café Thankfulness’s coconut bacon was shatteringly crisp (no strangely chewy middles) and not extremely smoky. It had a lot of other things going on flavour-wise that I valued. Many coconut bacon dishes have liquid smoke, which I discover to be dominant and rather bitter, even in small quantities. This one was well balanced and I nearly requested a bonus offer scoop of it.

If you have actually seen my cooking area, you understand that I’m a little bit of a spice/spice blend/fancy salt/oils and so on individual. I’m grateful to be in a position where I can attempt a lot of these things due to the fact that I discover that they truly do include a lot to our meals when I’m brief on time and still not even sure what we’re going to really be consuming for supper. Likewise spice blends are incredible throughout barbecuing season. Sprinkle, toss, toss, fire, consume, yessssss.

I got to attempt a lot of items from Mountain Rose Herbs just recently and when I was going through their website making my choices, their smoked paprika, lemon pepper, and smoked Kiawe salt went directly to the top of my list (in addition to curry leaves, smoked peppercorns, some mesquite powder, olive oil, loose leaf tea, and a lot of other goodies). Lemon pepper is among those tastes from the 90’s that I never ever get tired of, and if you have actually read this website for a while, you understand my love for smoked paprika. The Kiawe salt is so smoky in such a pure and enjoyable method. Like a somewhat cleaner campfire ambiance. I understood it would be a best replacement for liquid smoke in this dish.

This variation of alt-bacon is so excellent. I consumed a 3rd of it straight off the tray once it cooled. And it plays so well in a salad with juicy summertime tomatoes, gently charred peaches and a really buttermilk-like lemon pepper dressing. This salad would be best for a plant-heavy barbecue. If you enjoy the flavours here, I understand that you’ll enjoy my Vegan Kale Cobb Salad with Almond “Bacon” also.

Anyhow, hope you attempt this dish out which you offer my friends at Mountain Rose Herbs a browse. They are uncompromising in their requirements for superior quality organics and ecological stewardship. Deep regard!

Image shows a hand pouring a deep red liquid over a sheet pan of coconut flakes.

Image shows a hand holding a plate with grilled peach halves on it.

An overhead shot of a vegan BLT salad topped with browned coconut

A 3/4 angle, up close shot of a vegan BLT salad topped with browned coconut

Vegan BLT Salad with Coconut Bacon, Grilled Peaches & Tangy Lemon Pepper Dressing

This vegan BLT salad is totally packed with smoky and crispy coconut “bacon”, appetizing and velvety lemon pepper dressing, grilled peaches, ripe tomatoes and mellow avocado. Perfect main dish salad!

PREPARATION TIME 25 minutes COOK TIME 25 minutes OVERALL TIME 50 minutes

Course Main Dish, Salad, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 4

Author: Laura Wright


  • Mixer
  • Grill


Coconut Bacon

  • 4 cups big flake coconut
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari OR 2 teaspoons coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons smoked salt
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Tangy Lemon Pepper Dressing (makes additional)

  • 1/3 cup raw cashews, soaked for a minimum of 4 hours and drained pipes
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper spices
  • sea salt, to taste


  • 2 just-ripe peaches, cut in half
  • olive oil, for barbecuing
  • 4 portions sliced or infant greens of option ( I utilized arugula and red leaf lettuce)
  • sliced tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted & sliced


  • Make the coconut bacon: pre-heat the oven to 300 ° F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Determine the coconut flakes out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. In a little bowl, blend together the olive oil, maple syrup, tamari, smoked paprika, smoked salt, and pepper. Put the mix over the coconut on the baking sheet. Massage the oil and spice mix into the coconut, attempting to coat every piece as uniformly as possible. Spread out the coconut out into a single layer.
  • Move the baking sheet into the oven. Bake for 25 minutes, gently stirring the coconut up at the middle. The coconut bacon ought to be deep brown and gently crisp on the edges. It will crisp entirely as it cools.
  • Make the dressing: in an upright mixer, integrate the cashews, water, lemon juice, maple syrup, lemon pepper spices, and salt. Mix on high up until entirely smooth. It ought to be the consistency of half & half cream. Transfer dressing t a sealable container and shop in the fridge up until all set to utilize.
  • Set a grill or grill pan to high heat. Gently brush the peach cuts in half with olive oil and set them, deal with down, on the grill. When char marks appear and the skin is peeling far from the peach, eliminate from the grill.
  • Part greens into 4 serving bowls. Set up tomatoes, avocado, and grilled peaches over the greens. Sprinkle the salads with the appetizing lemon pepper dressing and leading with a lot of coconut bacon and newly ground black pepper. Serve the vegan BLT salad right away.


  • You’ll require the big flake coconut for the bacon here; instead of the great shreds. It gets incredibly crisp, nearly like a chip and it tends to look more bacon-like. For remaining coconut bacon, cool it entirely and shop in a sealed jar/reusable container at space temperature level. It ought to keep crisp for about a week.
  • The appetizing lemon pepper dressing is likewise exceptional just sprinkled over chopped summertime tomatoes with some sliced herbs and additional black pepper.

** This post was developed in collaboration with Mountain Rose Herbs. All viewpoints are my own. Thank you for supporting brand names that support this website.

Program Conceal 18 remarks.

  • Erin at Pure Banquet

    This coconut bacon sounds delish, I ‘d most likely wind up consuming them by themselves as a treat generally. I may attempt making them in my dehydrator instead of the oven and see how they end up! Reply

  • Valentina|Heaven Bride-to-be

    This salad looks stunning! I believe that after years of pinning “coconut/shiitake/tempeh bacon”, the time to make it has actually lastly come:D Reply

  • JoBay

    Nice. However “might have consumed” not “might have consumed.” Reply

  • Cassie Fall Tran

    The coconut bacon looks terrific! I have actually had vegan BLT salads in the past, however absolutely nothing like this! I do not blame you for consuming a 3rd of the coconut bacon tray! I would certainly do the exact same! Reply

  • Luna

    I can consume this 7 days a week coconut and avocado are my favorites evaaahhh!!! Reply

  • Sarah|Well and Complete

    Woman, you understand I’m on the coconut bacon train. I enjoy the method you utilized it in this salad, which lemon pepper dressing noises TO CRAVE. Reply

  • Sabrina

    Great dish and intriguing story, like your variation of coconut bacon, I ‘d never ever become aware of it prior to! Thank you! Reply

  • Elle

    I’m intending on making this tonight it looks tasty! I just have coconut strips that come packaged with walking cane sugar on them. Will that work? Thank you! Reply

    • Laura

      Sorry for the late reply! I believe it will be great, however you might avoid the majority of the maple syrup in the dish.
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  • SujanaYoga

    Fantastic! It looks tasty. Thanks for sharing the dish. Reply

  • Christina

    COCONUT BACON? This is the very first time I have actually become aware of coconut bacon, it sounds and looks tasty! I enjoy your put shot over the coconut too. Charming post, beautiful photography, incredible looking dish! Reply

  • Hilary

    This looks incredible, I likewise reside in southern ontario (woot!) and I am questioning where you got this kind of coconut. It never ever appears to be with the other coconut in the baking aisle or at bulk barn …

    PS enjoy your book and I’m not even vegetarian:-RRB- Simply value excellent plant lovin’ Reply

    • Laura

      Hey Hilary,
      The big flake coconut IS difficult to discover here! I really got a lot of it on a random HomeSense journey. They had 4 big bags in their little superfood aisle and I took all of them! Because that journey, I have actually seen it there a couple of times. A Marshall’s or Winners shop may be worth a see, too.
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  • sara specialty

    oh my yes. I would have inhaled this too! Appears like excellence. You constantly take the additional action to make a salad unique and I require to follow your steps. The additional little action makes all the distinction and this appears like excellence. Hope you all are delighting in completion of your summertime. xo Reply

  • Aiden

    OH MY GOD.

    I have actually made lots of a coconut bacon dish.

    This is without a doubt the very best. SOOO GOOOD I am so pleased that there’s additional!:-RRB- The salad as a whole is excellent too liking the grilled peach.

    Thanks for the dish. Reply

  • Izzy

    This salad looks so so extraordinary!! I have actually never ever attempted coconut bacon however i seem like i require to do it today!! Yumm, imagining this salad today haha. Reply

  • Valarie

    This salad was tasty. It was the very first time I have actually attempted grilled peaches and I need to state I was certainly shocked at how delicious it was. It’s a certain YES! from me Reply

  • Marry

    I made this however the dressing did not work for me, it was incredibly watery, are the parts right, 2/3 C water? I liked the phony bacon and the rest though. I do not have my caps on however this remark is typing in caps. Reply

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