Think outside the bread box with our Carrot Bacon Toast. This edgy carrot hack got its fame on TikTok and is now making its way onto your plate! Think of this recipe as an open-faced BLT without the bacon, and trust us, you won’t miss it! Carrots thinly sliced, marinated in spices, and air-fried, have a texture and flavor that’s similar to bacon without the cholesterol. Crunchy, smoky, and tangy, one bite of this toast and you’ll be ready to share this recipe with everyone you know!
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- 1/4 cup Farmer Cheese
- 2 lettuce leaves
- 1/2 tomato
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 slices of toasted bread of choice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ½ tbsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp liquid smoke (optional)
- 2 large carrots, thinly peeled
- Use a vegetable peeler, and peel the carrot from end to end, to create bacon-like strips.
- Add the strips to the bowl with the marinade, and allow to marinate for at least 20mins.
- To cook in an air fryer: In batches cook at 350F for 10 mins.
- To cook in an oven: Preheat oven to 400F. Bake carrots on a lined baking sheet for 10-15 minutes flipping halfway through. Check on them every few minutes in case they start to burn.
- Take toasted bread and layer with farmer cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and carrot bacon!