Pigs in a Blanket. Whether it is for a black-tie event or a casual get-together, this famous hors d’oeuvres is a party staple. We really cannot get enough of them, and who says Vegans cannot enjoy them too, especially when they are super easy to make.
You can put a spin on this classic with our recipe for vegan pigs in a blanket. This plant-based alternative is just as sumptuous as its meat-derived version, and anyone from Vegans to flexitarians and even meat-eaters can enjoy this savoury snack.
All you need to get started with this recipe is some halloumi, smoked paprika, and aubergine/eggplant or courgette/zucchini. You can go ahead and fine-tune this recipe however you like and add your preferred spices but generally, you are going to need.
Halloumi will serve as the pig, and slices of aubergine or courgette will serve as the blanket.
Total Time: 25 minutes
Not sure if you are team Aubergine or team Courgette?
The good news is any of these two will work perfectly as your blanket. It all comes down to personal preference and what is readily available at your local grocery store. You should note that courgette is much easier to slice, and you can use a cheese slicer or a potato peeler. Aubergine, on the other hand, has tougher skin and so you need a knife. Both are very healthy choices, and you can even use both for added variety.
You can serve your Vegan Pigs in a blanket with dips. When it comes to dips, nothing beats a spicy vegan honey mustard. You can also try other dip options like ketchup, honey, or even jelly.
Sainsbury offers lots of vegan options, and one of them is the vegan pigs in a blanket. It is made with mushroom sausages covered in vegan bacon.
Although Marks & Spencer’s vegan alternative to pigs in a blanket includes pastry, it is still strictly vegan. Their version includes a plant-derived cocktail sausage wrapped in pastry. They call this creation of theirs: No Pigs in Duvets.
VBites is a vegan brand that sells meatless sausage and bacon that you can use to make your veggie pig in a blanket at home. They also sell other vegan meals like meatless celebration roast that customarily comes with vegan pigs in blankets.
Morrisons also has a line of plant-based pigs in blankets. Their version is made with jackfruit and chickpeas enclosed in pastry.
Waitrose vegan pigs in a blanket is offered as part of their Christmas dinner range. It is made with mushrooms, pea flour, onions, roasted onion, sausages wrapped in plenty of vegan bacon.