Savory vegan recipes.
Whether you are completely vegan, or you just want to add a weekly meatless dinner to your meal planning, we can all benefit from eating a few meatless meals from time to time. Taste does not have to be sacrificed and these recipes are packed with flavors; some are even classic flavors we all enjoy. Whether you are looking for meatless meals, more ways to include and eat veggies …or you are full on vegan… we have gathered some great savory recipe ideas that you and your family can enjoy.
1. Easy Minestrone Soup | NoBiggie (swap chicken stock for vegetable stock)
2. Vegan Protein Burrito | Blissful Basil
3. Garlic Rosemary Roasted Carrots | NoBiggie
4. Tofu Vegan Nachos | Ambitious Kitchen
5. Sesame Tempeh Bowl | Budget Bytes
What Is Tempeh
Tempeh is a soy product that is made from fermented soybeans. It’s a great source of protein, dietary fiber and vitamins in a vegan diet.
6. Vegan Mac and Cheese | Cookie and Kate
7. Fresh Mango Salsa | NoBiggie
8. Vegan Alfredo | Feasting at Home
9. Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl | Minimalist Baker
10. Lemon Pepper Tofu | Simple Veganista
What Is Tofu
Tofu is a high protein, low in fat soy product that is usually sold in block form. Tofu comes in 4 different firmnesses: silken, soft, firm and extra firm. It also may be called soybean curd because tofu is made in a similar way cheese is made. Tofu is used a ton in vegan cooking because it can be seasoned any way you want and holds amazing flavor.
11. Pineapple Salsa | NoBiggie
12. Creamy Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Gnocchi | This Savory Vegan
13. Roasted Chickpeas | NoBiggie
14. Vegan Mushroom Bean Burger | The Spruce Eats
15. Vegetable Fried Rice | My Darling Vegan
Vegans and Eggs:
Some vegans are open to consuming and using eggs. Most vegans are not as it goes against their lifestyle. If you are a vegan that does consume eggs then just use your egg of choice. For those who do not consume eggs, you can substitute the egg that may be called for in any of these recipes with a store bought vegan egg product or you can use silken tofu, mashed bananas, flaxseeds or chia seeds.
16. Pico De Gallo | NoBiggie
17. Vegan Stuffed Shells | The Edgy Veg
18. Vegan French Onion Soup | Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
19. Classic Veggie Shepherds Pie | Veg Kitchen
20. Veggie Fritters | NoBiggie
21. Vegan Cornbread Stuffing | Nora Cooks
Pantry Staples For Vegan Cooking
To make vegan cooking easier for you especially if you are new to it, here are some pantry staples on hand. These include:
- Vegetables – fresh and frozen.
- Legumes – things like beans, chickpeas, lentils. You can use dry lentils as well, they don’t need to be soaked like dry beans do so prep is easy.
- Pastas and Grains – items like quinoa , whole wheat pastas, rice and couscous.
- Herbs and Spices/Seasonings – anything that you like to season your food with will work. Using fresh herbs like parsley, basil, thyme are great for adding flavor.
22. Lentil Meat Loaf | One Green Planet
23. Easy Carrot Fries | NoBiggie
24. Falafel | The Mediterranean Dish
25. Baked Sweet Potatoes | NoBiggie
26. BBQ Lentil Sloppy Joes | Emilie Eats