This Vegan Maple Bacon Asparagus is every thing you dream of in a inexperienced veggie facet dish, and it simply could also be hearty sufficient to be your essential meal if you’re in a rush.
These flavors will make you crave your veggies…
One Pot Dish
I made this complete dish utilizing one Staub pot (affiliate hyperlink) – considered one of my fave kitchen gadgets ever btw. Less mess and a speedier, fuss-free cooking course of. You don’t want to fireplace up your skillet to make wonderful asparagus! This lid-on pot completely tenderizes and marinates with taste…
Cravable Veggie Dish
This Vegan Maple Bacon Asparagus is a veggie dish you’ll be able to crave!
Caramelized, savory-candy vegan bacon bits layer over prime tender asparagus and candy cubes of fruit. You can use both peaches or apples. I used late-season white peaches which actually paired nicely with the vegan bacon – all these smoky flavors go nice with peaches. But apples would completely work too. Just a few different seasonal choices, cranberries, squash or pomegranate seeds.
Holiday Approved Veggies
This creation would make a festive and flavorful facet dish to your vacation desk. Asparagus is a type of nice ‘spacial meal’ veggies as a result of it has such a hearty and interesting inexperienced taste. It absorbs flavors nicely and doesn’t get mushy if it sits out on a desk a bit. It stays put, all meaty and tender. In truth, I believe asparagus will get even higher with just a little tablesitting marination.
Tablesitting – letting a dish “rest” after it’s cooked. Yeah, I simply made up that phrase so felt I ought to outline simply in case.
Smoky-Sweet Sassy Veggie
Bold flavors shine on this Vegan Maple Bacon Asparagus.
These flavors are daring and cravable. Smokiness from the vegan bacon. Sweetness from the peaches (or apple) and the maple syrup. Then you get some spice from the vegan bacon too. And after all, the fundamental asparagus accents of apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and oil actually deliver every thing collectively.
You might add some vegan Parmesan cheese too if you’d like one other daring layer of taste.
For some added texture, I’d even add some crushed pumpkin seeds or chopped walnuts over prime. Hemp seeds or chopped pecans would additionally work.
Asparagus for Health
Asparagus is a inexperienced veggie, which suggests it’s in all probability one thing you need to be consuming extra of, sure? I like my leafy inexperienced salads, however it’s nice to alter issues up with a hearty inexperienced veggie on occasion. My faves embrace broccoli, brussels sprouts and asparagus.
Asparagus is wealthy in quite a lot of vitamins and full of fiber. One cup has about 4 grams of fiber.
“It’s low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K.” – healthline
So be ok with devouring this Vegan Maple Bacon Asparagus!
Vegan Bacon Options
For this recipe, I used Sweet Earth’s Benevolent Bacon as a result of it has such an ideal texture. Because it’s made utilizing gluten, it may be sliced very skinny and nonetheless have a chewy, crispy physique to it when cooked. So you may get these tiny bits of bacon, moderately than bigger cubes or chunks – as you may get with a tempeh bacon.
That being stated, sure, tempeh bacon could be one other superior possibility! I like making my very own utilizing maple syrup, smoky paprika (or liquid smoke) and a few EVOO. Salt and pepper and perhaps some apple cider vinegar too. Snag my fakin bacon recipe right here.
New Recipe, Hooray!
Ok, so this recipe may not be essentially the most extravagant or uber-inventive, however hey, child steps. No pun… I’ve taken a really severe hiatus from work since having Rosalie. She turned one in August and the previous few years of life have been a few of my happiest but. She brings a lot pleasure to my life and I simply love being her mother. I miss my work identification and all the chums I’ve made over time by way of my weblog, however it’s simple to nonetheless keep casually linked by way of social media. As a lot as I hate saying that, social media is nice for staying linked!
I hope the approaching 12 months brings extra in-individual occasions and meetups as a result of I miss my folks! You too?
But yeah, I like running a blog and writing and cooking and this inventive area is so necessary to me. I hope I at all times have one thing to say right here as a result of sharing my voice right here on-line has introduced me a lot satisfaction and even a variety of wonderful alternatives in my profession. I’m so grateful for this journey of HHL! Thank you a lot for being right here.
Anyways…. I’m going to attempt to end this up earlier than Rosalie wakes up so hopefully I’ll be again right here quickly with extra to share! So many life updates and life classes I wish to write about right here! (And perhaps just a few new recipes too, ha.)
Vegan Maple Bacon Asparagus with White Peaches
This smoky-candy, taste-packed asparagus recipe pairs bacon bits with juicy peaches. Loads of spice, candy and texture.
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Servings: 4 servings
- 2 Tbsp olive oil, additional virgin
- 1 cup vegan bacon, chopped
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1 small peach, cubed
- salt, to style
- pepper, to style
- water, as wanted
- greens or sprouted veggies for serving
- pumpkin seeds, non-compulsory – sprinkled on prime
Prep the asparagus by chopping off the woody ends and leaving the information. I often take away 1-3 inches relying on the dimensions of asparagus.
Warm a big soup pot over excessive warmth. Add within the olive oil. When oil is scorching, add the bacon bits. Sizzle and stir a bit. Turn warmth to medium. Allow to cook dinner for two-3 minutes.
Add within the asparagus, vinegar and maple syrup. Toss a bit and canopy with lid. — A minute or so later, I like so as to add a splash water right here to assist cook dinner the asparagus with steam.
Turn off warmth after the asparagus has began to turn into tender sufficient to eat – it ought to be a vibrant darkish inexperienced. And not mushy, but in addition not crispy.
Add salt and pepper to style. You may do that on the finish of cooking if most popular, however I just like the salt to marinate into the veggies a bit.
Add within the peaches and stir once more. Cover with lid once more and permit every thing to take a seat within the scorching pot. This will ‘cook dinner’ the peaches and additional tenderize the asparagus. Let sit for about 2-3 minutes.
Lift lid and test to ensure every thing is tender sufficient to serve. If not, flip warmth again on for a couple of minutes and repeat – including one other splash of water if wanted to steam and hydrate every thing. — If tender sufficient, switch the pot contents to a serving platter.
Optional: plate every thing on a mattress of greens or sprouts.
Serve heat! Enjoy! You may even chill this and serve chillled. Delicious both approach.
vitamin estimate | per serving
Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 956IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg