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Vegan Pigs In A Blanket

The perfect party snack, these vegan pigs in a blanket are so delicious you will never guess they're based on carrots!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Roasting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20 pigs in a blanket
Calories 110kcal

Ingredients

PIGS IN BLANKETS

  • 300 g carrots 300g equals about 4 average-sized carrots
  • 2 tsp olive oil or other light oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1,5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1,5 tsp herbs de Provence
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 320 g vegan puff pastry

OPTIONAL DIPPING SAUCE

  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

TOPPINGS

  • 1 tsp unsweetened almond milk for brushing
  • 1,5 tbsp sesame
  • 1 tsp herbs de Provence

Instructions

  • Wash and slice your carrots into halves or quarters (roughly about 3 cm-1 inch thick and 6 cm-2 inch long).
  • Prepare your marinade by mixing all the remaining ingredients from the 'pigs in blankets' section above (except vegan puff pastry).
  • Rub the marinade onto your carrots to infuse them with flavour. If desired, set aside for 15 minutes for a more intense flavour.
  • Place the marinated carrots onto a lined baking tray. Bake at 180°C/356°F for 30 to 35 minutes until tender but not too soft.
  • In the meantime, mix all your dipping sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Remove the carrots from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Roll out your puff pastry. If you want all your pigs in a blankets to look uniform, make sure to measure out your puff pastry and slice it into equal rectangles.
  • Wrap carrots in puff pastry and place them on a lined baking sheet.
  • Brush with almond milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds and herbs de Provence.
  • Bake at 200°C/392°F (fan oven) for 20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  • Serve with the dipping sauce or other favourite condiments.

Notes

  • Use large, thick carrots for best results. Thin carrots will become even thinner when roasted and you won't have a good 'bite' left. 
  • I used Jus-Rol's ready rolled puff pastry sheet (not sponsored). 
  • I encourage you to follow the recipe to the dot to make sure you’re using enough herbs & spices.
  • If you are missing any of the marinade ingredients in this recipe, don’t just skip them,  substitute for a different herb or spice. 
  • When wrapping your carrots in pastry, it’s important that the pastry overlaps at the bottom.
  • If you want to get experimental, use rainbow carrots.
  • If you're not using a fan oven function, bake at 220°C/428°F.
  • To store, place in an airtight container and eat within 2-3 days. 
  • Use gluten-free puff pastry for a gluten-free version. 
  • Best enjoyed straight out of the oven - just don't burn your tongue like I always do! 

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2615IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg