How to Make Raw Food Bacon


A raw food diet is a plant-based diet that promotes uncooked and unprocessed foods, such as sprouted grains, organic fruits, vegetables and nuts. Made from eggplant and prepared without heat, raw food bacon is a delicious bacon substitute that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner on a raw food diet.

Step 1

Slice eggplant into thin slices and sprinkle with salt. Cover and allow to set for two hours. This process will soften eggplant and add "salty" bacon flavor.

Step 2

Blend remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Place eggplant in between double paper towels and press out excess moisture.

Step 3

Pour marinade into medium size bowl. Place eggplant into marinade.

Step 4

Pour eggplant and marinade into a zip-top bag. Remove all air from zip-top bag and close. Allow to set for 45 minutes.

Step 5

Place individual eggplant strips onto dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 24 to 36 hours or until crispy.

Things You'll Need

  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Blender
  • Dehydrator
  • Ziplock bag
  • 1 large eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. nama shoyu
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. chili powder


  • Eggplant Bacon
  • Raw Vegan Bacon
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About this Author

Pamela Gray has served as a newspaper reporter, feature and freelance writer on health-wellness, vegetarianism and raw foods topics. Gray has been a frequent contributor for eHow, Internet Brands and Associated Content. She is a certified vegan-raw food chef, nutrition consultant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from New York University.

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