Healthy vegan salad recipes don't have to be bland and boring! Make these super simple and quick vegan bacon bits to jazz up your salad and add lots of delicious, smokey, salty flavor. This vegan bacon bits alternative recipe calls for simple, wholesome ingredients.
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Vegan Bacon Bits Alternative

Nut-Free Vegan Bacon Recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad Topping
Cuisine: Vegan
Author: Karissa


  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels (roasted, unsalted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil*
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Mix together all ingredients until the sunflowers are coated evenly in the spices.
  • Use right away or store in the fridge for later.


*A more neutral oil is best for this recipe, like grapeseed or olive.