5 Types of Vegan "Bacon" You Can Make at Home
Vegan Rice Paper Bacon
In our quest to create the perfect vegan “bacon,” these crispy strips got rave reviews for coming closest to the breakfast staple. Look for rice paper sheets in the international food aisle of your grocery store.
Vegan Tempeh "Bacon"
Smoky and hearty, these flavorful slices of vegan “bacon” are perfect for taking your lunches and dinners to the next level. Add them to any salad for extra flavor and crunch, or use them to make a spectacular vegan BLT.
Vegan Eggplant "Bacon"
Eggplant lovers rejoice—here’s one more way to enjoy your favorite purple-skinned vegetable. Try this eggplant on crostini with a sprinkle of chopped tomatoes, feta, and capers, or stir it into your favorite pasta with a splash of good extra-virgin olive oil and a handful of chopped basil.
Vegan Coconut "Bacon"
These smoky flakes make a fun topping for soups, stews, and salads. Pick a good quality liquid smoke for the best flavor; substitute tamari for the soy sauce if you’d like to keep these gluten-free.
Vegan Shiitake Mushroom "Bacon"
We’d like to introduce you to your new favorite pizza topping. Mushrooms get high marks for soaking up all the smoky, spicy flavor of this marinade. Try these stirred into an omelet, topping your favorite steak, or on a meat-and-cheese board.