Vegan jerky is perfect for a camping trip, after a workout, as a high-protein snack, or—scratch that: It’s always a perfect time for vegan jerky. All you need is a dehydrator and a few ingredients—and you’re on your way.
Here are 8 recipes that showcase all the beautiful possibilities:
Why it’s great: Prep time is only 10 minutes, and like mushrooms, eggplants are flavor sponges.
Flavor notes: liquid smoke, tamarind, and soy sauce
Why it’s great: Jackfruit is the new tofu because of its out-of-this-world texture.
Flavor notes: maple syrup, paprika, and black pepper
Why it’s great: The author of this recipe recreated the flavor of bottled barbeque sauce.
Flavor notes: liquid smoke, garlic, soy sauce, tomato, and cayenne pepper
Why it’s great: Mushrooms have a naturally chewy consistency and readily absorb other flavors.
Flavor notes: tamari, maple syrup, and chili powder
Why it’s great: Drenching cauliflower in tahini helps to create the right texture.
Flavor notes: tahini, Sriracha, and vegetable broth
Why it’s great: It’s a very simple recipe, because the watermelon flavor does most of the work.
Flavor notes: lime and cayenne pepper
Why it’s great: This recipe is a sweet treat, perfect for fall.
Flavor notes: maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger
Why it’s great: Hearty seitan soaks up flavor and is high in fiber and protein.
Flavor notes: tamari, ginger, and garlic
If you’ve made it this far, you’ll also want to see our favorite brands of vegan jerky.
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