Our Vegetable Jerky recipe is a modern twist on a grab-and-go favorite that makes one thing clear: Jerky is not just for carnivores anymore. Our Vegetable Jerky is both vegetarian and vegan-friendly, and we’re confident this recipe will even satiate the meat eaters in your life. Just like traditional jerky, our recipe does not need to be refrigerated, and can be easily packed, stored, and enjoyed on the road or on your next backpacking trip. Featuring a choice of three of our versatile spices, this jerky recipe calls for either:

  • PSC Jerk Seasoning for eggplant
  • PSC Chili Lime Seasoning for zucchini
  • PSC Louisiana Cajun Seasoning for carrots.


If it sounds too good to be true, just follow the recipe below to make your own batch of you’ve-gotta-taste-it-to-believe-it homemade jerky that has all of the salty, snack-y, savory goodness you love with the rough and tough texture you crave (and no animal fats or cholesterol!).

About PSC Jerk Seasoning– A versatile seasoning blend that adds heat, dimension, and complexity to dishes. Combining allspice, cinnamon, ginger, and other spices, our PSC Jerk Seasoning has a savory and aromatic quality that compliments nearly everything.

About PSC Chili Lime Seasoning– Zesty lime combines with spicy chili pepper to add a tangy punch to any dish.

About PSC Louisiana Cajun Seasoning– An ideal blend of aromatic spicy, savory, and zesty flavors signature to cajun dishes. This seasoning tastes great on almost everything, including meat, grains, stews, fries, dips, and even popcorn.

spices in jars with vegetables


2 medium eggplant OR 3 zucchini OR 3 carrots

1/4 cup olive oil

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp PSC smoked paprika

1/2 tsp PSC granulated garlic.

Your choice of seasoning


  1. Prepare your choice of vegetables by thinly slicing lengthwise. Use a mandoline to cut thin, even slices.
  2. Spread vegetables in a wide baking tin (with shallow edges that can hold a marinade)
  3. Prepare marinade in a small bowl by mixing together the oil, maple syrup, soy sauce, vinegar, PSC smoked paprika, and PSC granulated garlic.
  4. Pour marinade over the vegetables in the tin and shake carefully, ensuring vegetables are completely coated. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven by setting it to its lowest temperature setting. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and place a baking rack over the top.
  6. Carefully remove vegetables from the marinade and lay each piece side by side on the racks without overlapping.
  7. Choose from the list of seasonings above and dust the seasoning over your vegetables.
  8. Place the trays in the oven and cook for 6-8 hours or until the vegetables are dry and crisp.


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Prep Time: 15 minutes + 2 hrs to marinate
Cook Time: 6-8 hrs
Total Time: ~ 10 hrs
Makes: 4 servings


Experiment with veggies! Swap out the suggested vegetables for anything you have on hand. Fruits (such as mangoes) can also be made into jerky!