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The viral TTLA sandwich from Whole Foods just made its way into your kitchen. Learn how to make this delicious vegan recipe from scratch, loaded with tempeh bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado and a homemade garlic aioli. Get ready to dig into your new favorite sandwich! #vegan #sandwich #ttla #homemade #wholefoods #easyrecipe #healthyrecipe #veganlunch #veganentree #vegansandwich #restaurantstyle

Homemade TTLA Sandwich Recipe

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  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches


Introducing the TTLA – aka your new favorite sandwich! It’s a plant-based twist on the classic BLT. Loaded with our smoky tempeh bacon, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, pickles, romaine lettuce, and a zesty garlic aioli to tie it all together. 


  • Homemade tempeh bacon
  • 5-Minute Garlic Aioli
  • 1 tomato, cut into slices
  • Baby romaine or butter lettuce, cut into medium-sized chunks
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • Dill pickles (optional)
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread, toasted 



  1. Prepare the tempeh bacon. Go to our Homemade Tempeh Bacon and follow the recipe instructions to make. For the most authentic sandwich, you’ll want to cook the tempeh bacon in advance and refrigerate until chilled. 
  2. Prepare the vegan garlic aioli. Our simple homemade garlic aioli recipe requires just 4 ingredients! 
  3. Assemble. Smear one slice of the bread with garlic aioli. Layer on half of the lettuce, tomato slices, tempeh bacon, pickles, and avocado, and then seal the sandwich shut with the second piece of bread. 
  4. Repeat! Use this method to make as many sandwiches as you’d like!


  • Storage: We recommend enjoying this sandwich immediately once assembled. If you’d like to meal prep these sandwiches for school or work lunches, prep the tempeh bacon and aioli in advance to make assembly throughout the week as quick as possible.
  • Aioli: If you don’t want the aioli to be too strong, opt for 1/8-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder instead of fresh garlic.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Vegan