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Vegan cauliflower jerky

Erin is the author of the food blog Olives for Dinner. When she’s not watching cooking shows on the Food Network or reading cookbooks, she’s in the kitchen creating vegan dishes for herself as well as her non-vegan husband. Through her b...

Jerky for vegans

Cauliflower jerky is chewy, smoky and has a hint of spice. It's the perfect snack option for vegans.

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Jerky for vegans

Cauliflower jerky is chewy, smoky and has a hint of spice. It's the perfect snack option for vegans.

Vegan cauliflower jerky

You've had that food dehydrator in the back of the cabinet for years, and now you have a reason to use it! This cauliflower jerky is a delicious and nutritious vegan snack.

Vegan cauliflower jerky recipe

Yields about 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raw tahini
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1-4 teaspoons Sriracha sauce, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth, plus more as needed
  • 1 head cauliflower, separated into small, evenly sized florets
  • Dried parsley, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tahini, nutritional yeast, Sriracha, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke and salt together. Stir in the vegetable broth until smooth. This mixture should be the consistency of a beer batter. Add more broth as needed to achieve a thick but smooth texture.
  2. Toss the cauliflower florets into the mixture. Gently stir to coat each piece.
  3. Distribute the florets in an even layer into a food dehydrator. Sprinkle the salt over the top of the florets. Dehydrate at 130 degrees F for 12-14 hours.
  4. Once dehydrated, sprinkle with a little extra salt and dried parsley, to taste.

TIP

The smallest pieces of cauliflower get the chewiest and have the best flavor, so try to cut the florets as small as possible.

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