In many ways, bacon is generally considered to be the exact opposite of a vegetable. Not only is bacon a type of meat, but it is a particularly salty, fatty and delicious cut of meat. It is also a cured meat, which adds to both the flavour and texture of bacon. It’s not just it’s meatiness, but it’s indulgent qualities that make bacon seem to be the absolute antithesis of a vegetable.
However, bacon and veggies actually get along far better than one would expect! A loyal bacon fan need not pick one or the other to be truly happy. In fact, when the salt and crunch of bacon is contrasted against the freshness and clean taste of a veggie, the results are often delicious! Because we believe in peace and harmony here at the Republic of Bacon, we thought that is would be a great idea to take a look at some of the things that draw bacon and vegetables together.
Bacon and Vegetable Soup
I am a huge fan of vegetable soups, especially on cool fall days or if I am feeling under the weather. The combination of lots of nourishing veggies and the warmth always makes me feel better. Sometimes, though, I am left craving something a little more. Adding bacon to vegetable soup adds depth to the stock and more deliciousness all around!
Frittata with Bacon and Vegetables
While bacon, eggs and cheese is one of the greatest food combinations in existence (especially for breakfast) sometimes even the classics need to be jazzed up a bit. Flavourful veggies add the freshness and complexity that this frittata needs tho be truly stellar. A great choice for brunch!
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Wrapping anything in bacon is always a genius idea. While steaks and scallops and shrimp are all excellent to wrap in bacon, don’t forget the green things too. These little green bean bundles are a stunning side dish, perfect for a dinner party or a date.
Bonus: Bacon is a Vegetable
Why not celebrate your love for bacon and vegetables with this wonderful shirt from Diesel Sweeties?