This savoury snack is smokey, crispy and addictive. It can be enjoyed on its own as a salty treat, or can be crumbled over salads, served with breakfast, or added to sandwiches and wraps. Impress your guests with this heart healthy, guilt – free bacon.

Serving Size: Makes about 15 – 20 strips

Equipment needed: a dehydrator


1 large eggplant, peeled

2 – 3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp beet root powder

2 tbsp coconut marinade or Bragg's soy sauce

1 tsp smoked paprika

pinches of salt (omit if using Bragg's soy sauce)

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp agave

2 tbsp water

Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, cut the peeled eggplant into thin slices, and place in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, beet root powder, coconut marinade, smoked paprika, salt, garlic powder, agave and water.

Whisk until the ingredients become a smooth paste.

Pour the mixture over the eggplant and massage it in, until it is fully coated in the sauce.

Lay the strips flat on dehydrator sheets, and dehydrate for at least 10 hours or until crispy.

I like to dehydrate the eggplant around 115 degrees F, to keep it raw.


If you do not have a dehydrator, you can also fry the eggplant strips in a pan, until crispy.

If frying, I would use coconut oil instead of olive oil, as I find it cleaner to cook with.

Recipe created by Jill Richards - Learn more about Jill on our Recipe Developers page! 





2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Vegan Eggplant Bacon!”

  • Terri

    April 15, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Looks and sounds delicious!

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