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Eggplant Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus [Vegan]

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Eggplant ... bacon?! Yes, it's real. When prepared properly, eggplant can be wonderfully versatile when it comes to recreating meaty flavors. In this recipe, it's seasoned with liquid smoke and brown sugar, wrapped around asparagus, and then baked until it has that crispy bacon crunch factor. These are the perfect finger food for parties.

Eggplant Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan

Serves

15-20

Ingredients

  • 1 white eggplant
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, for sprinkling on top after baking (optional)
  • Vegan Parmesan cheese (optional)

Preparation

  1. Peel your eggplant and cut it into very thin strips, about 1-inch wide.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, liquid smoke, brown sugar, and salt. Add the eggplant strips to the bowl and coat in the marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour minimum or overnight.
  3. Once your eggplant has finished marinating, preheat your oven to 350°F. Chop the purple ends off of the asparagus and wrap each asparagus stalk with the eggplant bacon. About two strips of eggplant bacon per asparagus stalk should do. Depending on how long your eggplants and asparagus stalks are, you may use more or less.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The longer you bake, the crispier your eggplant bacon will be. op with some extra garlic powder, salt, or vegan parmesan cheese prior to serving.
  5. Serve warm.

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Tempting vegan recreations of classic appetizers, dinners, and desserts. Emilie is a twenty-something ethical vegan with a passion for creating vegan recipes that tempt even the most committed meat-lover. When she isn’t moonlighting as a food blogger at LooseLeafVegan, she attends law school and enjoys traveling with her two dogs and drinking copious amounts of herbal tea.


 

 

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90 comments on “Eggplant Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus [Vegan]”

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Yves Balthazar
10 Months Ago

Wow! How do I get some?


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Yves Balthazar
10 Months Ago

Wow! How do I get some?


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Wilemut
10 Months Ago

Eggplant makes me pukeI It is like eating an old soggy sponge. I like the recipe so I am going to try it with zucchini or maybe carrots. Why not? Anything in the world is better than that tasteless stuff!


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Colleen De Koning
10 Months Ago

Yikes. Had to do a double-take on the title. Why not just call it "Smoky Eggplant-Wrapped Asparagus"?


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Barendsen Miriam
10 Months Ago

No way i want to eat, smell,look anything what reminds me of a dead animal. Yak x 1.000.000


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Kate Larson
10 Months Ago

Yay! If I can simulate the taste of bacon, milk, sausages etc I'll do it. I love the taste of all those things I just don't like how they get to my plate any more. If vegans can show omnis there's an alternative, more power to us! A rose by any other name would smell so sweet! Who cares what it's called. Go vegan and save the planet!


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Liz Brown
10 Months Ago

I read this as "elephant bacon" at first and I was so grossed out! Thank goodness it's eggplant!


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Sandra Cotto
10 Months Ago

Carlos Peraza


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CJ Moon
10 Months Ago

Brittany Spear i want to learn how to turn eggplant into bacon


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CJ Moon
10 Months Ago

Brittany Spear i want to learn how to turn eggplant into bacon


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