This Vegan Shiitake Bacon is the perfect savory salad topping to share for Salad Month! It’s meatless so everyone can enjoy it. I love to add it to the top of a big salad or stir it into a side salad. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

vegan shiitake bacon

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cup, 4 servings 1x
  • Category: salad topping
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Vegan Shiitake Bacon is the perfect savory salad topping! It is super flavorful and satisfying but 100% meatless so everyone can enjoy it. And it’s ready in just 30 minutes!



  • 4 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (5 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or organic canola oil
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss shiitake mushrooms, 1 tablespoon oil, smoked paprika and salt in a medium bowl. Spread out on a large rimmed baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake, stirring and turning occasionally until the mushrooms are dried out and browned, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet.


This shiitake bacon will loose it’s crispy texture if you seal it into a container when it is not completely crispy and cool. It is best used within a day of baking. Store at room temperature in a paper bag or a plastic bag that is not sealed shut.


  • Serving Size: 5 tablespoons
  • Calories: 41
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 70 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g

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