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Maybe you don’t eat meat. Or maybe you’re just cutting back on calories. In any case, you should never be deprived of bacon. So we found the solution.
Introducing carrot bacon. This vegan side dish is a total game changer. We first saw it on food blog Yum Some, and we’re officially hooked. Here’s how to make it at home.
What you need: For two servings, you'll need a large carrot, 1 tablespoon tahini, 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1½ tablespoons coconut aminos (or just use soy sauce) and 1 teaspoon liquid smoke.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Step 2: Use a peeler to cut the carrot into thin, bacon-like slices.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients into a thick sauce.
Step 4: Add the carrot slices to the bowl and mix until fully coated. Let the carrots marinate for 30 minutes.
Step 5: Place the carrots on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread the remaining marinade over the carrots.
Step 6: Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until carrots are crispy.
The result? Salty-sweet, crunchy-chewy “bacon.” (But it’s good for you, so have seconds.)