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Vegan BLT Stuffed Tomatoes

I never met a stuffed tomato I didn't like and who can resist the flavor of bacon, fakin' or not? 

This recipe is simple and satisfying as a main dish or you can turn it into an appetizer by using cherry tomatoes and cutting the cooking time in half. 

It's the perfect starting bite or quick weeknight meal suitable for vegheads and carnies alike.  Dee-lish!


Vegan BLT Stuffed Tomatoes

4 slices Fakin' Bacon, cooked and chopped

3 Roma Tomatoes, halved lengthwise

1/2 cup Romaine Lettuce, diced

1/4 cup Bread Crumbs

1/4 cup Quinoa or Couscous, leftover/cooked

2 tbsp Vegan Mock Parmesan (see below*)

1-2 tbsp Olive or Grapeseed Oil

Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, to taste

2 tbsp fresh Basil or Parsley, chopped (optional)


*Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds leaving a firm shell to stuff.  Set aside.  Cook fakin' bacon, drain and allow to cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine chopped fakin' bacon, lettuce, quinoa or couscous, breadcrumbs, mock parm, pepper and 1 tbsp olive oil.  Mix well.

Drizzle some oil into tomato wells.  Fill halves with stuffing mixture and sprinkle tops with sea salt as desired.  Drizzle remaining oil over the tops.

Roast BLT tomatoes on baking pan or shallow baking dish, 10 minutes or until tomatoes start to crinkle slightly at edges.

Serve warm, with or without fresh basil or parsley sprinkled over the tops.  Enjoy! :)


*Vegan mock parm you can buy in a can just like other shakey parms.  You can also make your own by pulsing equal parts raw walnuts and nutritional yeast flakes in a blender or food processor, salt and pepper to taste. 

*To turn this recipe into an appetizer, substitute cherry tomatoes and cook for a shorter time.  Oven temperatures vary so expect to cook cherry tomato halves for two to five minutes or until lightly browned on top and edges crinkle slightly.  You can fill a sheet pan with these delights, it's great! 

*Have kids help stuff all those little maters to make it fun for the whole family!


Thank you for voting for Buddhas Delight.  I never met a stuffed tomato I didn't like... ;)  Happy Roasting!









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  1. Anita Vegana
    I, for one, can definitely say no to the flavour of bacon. I would replace it with marinated tofu. Nice recipe. I voted. Please come read my article, Vegan Is Love: Having a Heart and Taking Action, and vote if you enjoyed reading it.
    1. BuddhasDelight
      anita, thanks so much for your vote and comment! you know, i hear you and think substituting is great, an opportunity to get personal and creative. :) the fakin i use is actually a marinated tempeh, which has a lovely texture and flavor. tofu would work well too, i have even thought of going wild and trying a spicy vegan 'chorizo' in this recipe! :) once i didn't have any fakin, so just used quinoa and chopped tamari almonds, turned out really nice! i do believe i already voted for your vegan is love article which is great!, but i will check again to make sure. cheers!
  2. Veganara
    Voted. These sound amazing, mmm!! I think you will like my Rocking Red Pesto recipe, come and check it out!
    1. BuddhasDelight
      i am very excited to try this pesto! red is a nice change up, and a bit sexy! :)
  3. Roopam
    I love stuffed tomatoes...they just need to be handled with care...sounds yummm...voted!
    1. BuddhasDelight
      true! i actually tend to undercook mine, that's just my preference. you definitely don't want to go over on these delicate little creatures! :) thanks for the vote roopam!
  4. Zack
    Looks really good! It got a like from me =) You should check out my newest post on frozen grapes for a sweet dessert idea for this savory dish if you like
  5. SnakeWitch
    I think I'll go along with Anita on this one. I'm not much on bacon, never was.... and now I don't even like the taste of any kind of meat. But the recipe is fantastic - don't get me wrong. I'll just substitute the bacon with beans or something like that. voted! If you have a chance, come read about how many vegetarians and vegans there are across the world! cheers! PS: Glad to see you back after such a long absence. Missed you! ;)
    1. BuddhasDelight
      hi snakewitch! thanks, i have missed you all as well! ;) i have had a lot on my plate recently, lol, pun intended! it's funny about bacon, people have very strong feelings... i totally hear you and anita as it's not for everyone. personally, i must admit back when i was carnivorous i LOOOVED bacon and it was hard for me to let go. that being said, it's been ages since i've had it and i don't miss it much. BUT every now and then i get a hankering, blt's were my fave so this is a satisfying way to address that! :) i think subtituting all kinds of things would work, even just omit the fakin bacon without an addition and i bet they'd still be yum. blessings to you and thanks for the vote and comments. i will check out your new article, stat! :)
  6. Akanksha
    Is that a real image you are using here? The tomatoes look so good...
    1. BuddhasDelight
      no, but it looks close! ;) thanks for voting!


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