Carrot Bacon

Carrot Bacon

Who needs pork when there's carrot bacon? Easy to make with just a few ingredients, this vegan recipe has the flavor and texture of real bacon.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 300 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Run a y-peeler over the carrots from top to bottom with a good amount of pressure to make long, thin strips. Continue until you have have peeled both carrots as much as possible.
  3. Step 3

    In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, oil, tahini, maple syrup, paprika, pepper, and liquid smoke, if using. Whisk together until well mixed.
  4. Step 4

    Add the carrot strips to the marinade, then toss to coat. Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Step 5

    Remove the carrot strips from the marinade and place on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, leaving a little space between each. Brush the tops with some of the excess marinade left in the bowl.
  6. Step 6

    Bake the carrot bacon for about 20 to 25 minutes or until browned, but not burned. Keep a close eye on the strips in the last 5 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Let cool for a few minutes to crisp up before serving. If the "bacon" isn't as crispy as you'd like, you can return it to the oven for a few more minutes. Enjoy!