The Vegan Cookbook Challenge #8: Brussels Sprouts with Bakon – August 2021

Hi all!

In 2020, I outlined the ins and outs of: The Vegan Cookbook Challenge! Click the title for more information.

Today I am sharing my eighth re-creation. Using a number generator, I landed on page 106 of The Global Vegan and the result was a recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Bakon. Check out the menu category to see my past attempts. Without further ado, let’s see how I went below.



– 350g Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and halved

– 1 tbsp of Olive Oil, plus extra to serve

– 2 tbsp of Slivered Almonds 

– 1 Garlic Clove, finely sliced

– 1x quantity Plant-Based Bacon, crumbled

– 1 tbsp of chopped Dill Fronds

– 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice, plus Lemon Wedges to serve

– A pinch of Sea Salt and Chilli Flakes to serve


1.) Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the Brussels sprouts, then cover and boil for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2.) Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the Brussels sprouts, almonds and garlic and saute for 4 minutes or until the Brussels are golden in parts.

3.) Transfer to a serving plate and scatter over the vegan bacon and dill. Drizzle the lemon juice and a little extra olive oil and sprinkle with salt and chilli flakes, to taste. Serve with lemon wedges.


There is no grey area with Brussels Sprouts. You either love or hate them. I LOVE them! Always have! This dish was by far the best one I’ve made since I started this vegan cookbook challenge. It was so delicious, easy to make and satisfying. I used the Veef Bacon Bits. I was a big fan of their taste and texture. I didn’t top my plate with chilli flakes or dill fronds, which was just a personal choice. Other than that, I followed the recipe to the letter. The flavours all worked together so perfectly. It was the most enjoyable lunch I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend!

I hope you enjoyed this post in The Vegan Cookbook Challenge! Let me know if you’ve made this dish before and have any tips on how to improve it. Thanks for reading!

Peace & Love xoxo

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