July 23, 2021

Recipe: Caramelized Shiitake, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

Trade in your BLT for an SLT with all the same crunch and satisfying flavor

two halves of a shiitake mushroom sandwich piled atop one another with a knife sticking through them

Move aside, BLT. There’s a leaner, three-letter lunch sandwich staple in town — the SLT. Try this yummy, healthy version of the diner classic starring caramelized shiitake mushroom, lettuce and tomato.


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1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, quartered
2 slices 100% whole grain bread
8 spinach leaves
1 tablespoon non-dairy mayonnaise
2 tomato slices


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet with half the oil, add shiitake mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and saute until caramelized to obtain a savory umami flavor.
  2. Set mushrooms aside.
  3. Evenly coat bottom of pan with remaining oil.
  4. Add bread, lightly toast on both sides and remove.
  5. Assemble sandwich by applying two teaspoons of non-dairy mayonnaise to both pieces of bread, top with spinach, tomato slices and mushrooms, cut in half and enjoy.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 1 sandwich

Calories: 450
Saturated fat: 4 g
Sodium: 450 mg
Fiber: 10 g
Sugar: 3 g
Protein: 11 g
Cholesterol: 0 g
Carbohydrate: 36 g


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