Can You Guess What This Vegan “Bacon” Is Made Out Of?

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Besides the turkey, gravy, and sometimes stuffing, there typically is plenty for vegetarians to eat at Thanksgiving dinner. But what about vegans? If you’re cooking for someone who doesn’t eat animal products this year, or you’ve been tasked with bringing a vegan side dish to the festivities, this Brussels sprout hash is definitely the way to go, as it has a secret weapon: coconut “bacon.”

Coconut bacon is simply coconut flakes that have been tossed with a mixture of tamari, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and smoked paprika and baked until crisp.

The crunchy coconut bacon is a welcome contrast to the soft shredded Brussels sprouts, which are sautéed with onion and a dressing of smoked paprika, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup. The dressing echoes the smoky-sweet coconut bacon marinade, making for a cohesive dish with assertive flavors.

This is a side dish that will surprise and delight both vegan and non-vegan guests alike.

Get the Recipe: Brussels Sprout Hash with Coconut Bacon from The Full Helping