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Lizzo’s Vegan BLT Salad

You don't need to be vegan – or a good cook – to make Lizzo's tasty VBLT salad.

“I’m lazy with it, so I’m throwing it into my food processor,” three-time Grammy winner Lizzo announces to her 22 million TikTok followers. Lizzo’s chopping onions for her Vegan BLT salad — her latest #saladtok. Lizzo’s casual cooking style and effervescent personality is infectious, and her easy-to-make VBLT salad is addictive (I know from experience).

Lizzo (who’s been vegan since 2020), regularly adapts recipes and swaps ingredients to create vegan versions. If you’re making this salad, just remember, the star uses the word “recipe” loosely. Some of what she cooks (like this green goddess salad) she makes according to the instructions, but with others like her vegan version of the TikTok famous feta pasta or her vegan chicken alfredo, she throws caution to the wind.

So let’s clarify; this #VBLT salad recipe isn’t really a recipe, but ingredients you can toss together à la Lizzo for a take on her delicious VBLT salad.




@lizzo another day another salad 😎 #saladtok ♬ original sound – lizzo

Vegan guilty-pleasure salads? It’s About Damn Time more of those went viral! 
Lizzo’s VBLT Salad combines vegan bacon, sautéed onions, garlic powder and honey mustard dressing for a crunchy, veggie-packed salad that tastes like a cheat meal. In addition to bacon, the VBLT Salad features vegan parmesan cheese and Lizzo’s “secret ingredient,” a dollop of mayo. 

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Lizzo's Vegan BLT Salad

Lizzo makes a BLT salad without using real bacon
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • vegan bacon
  • mixed greens
  • onion
  • carrots shredded
  • cherry tomatoes halved
  • pickles sliced
  • garlic powder
  • honey mustard dressing
  • vegan parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • the secret ingredient: a dollop of mayo


  • Dice uncooked vegan bacon slices: “Chop it up into little bits.”
  • Chop onion: “I’m lazy with it, so I’m throwing it in my food processor.”
  • Sauté together: “I know this sounds crazy.”
  • Chop veggies: “I’m trying to get through these carrots, y’all.”
  • Sprinkle garlic powder: “I don’t want to go too crazy.”
  • Put it all together: “Let’s assemble.”
  • Enjoy: “I want to make love to you.”


This "recipe" has been (not accurately) adapted from Lizzo's TikTok.
Keyword vegan bacon

Another thing we love about Lizzo: when she turned 34 this April, she marked the occasion with a giant pop-up cake. Then followed up with her plant-based hangover breakfast, which features vegan bacon fried in maple syrup. Yummy.

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