When people think of vegan recipes, they immediately think of weird ingredients, lots of vegetables and food not being able to fill you up. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. There are actually a lot of vegan recipes out there that are hearty, nutritious and downright delicious! Here are eight vegan recipes all non-vegans should try out.
1: Vegan Mac n Cheese
This vegan recipe takes the classic mac n cheese to a whole new level. The cashews and potato, along with the nutritional yeast, help to create that cheesy flavour and colour that is essential to a good mac n cheese. The spices also give the recipe a little bit of a kick and a bit more depth to the flavours. A perfect choice for lactose intolerant people and a must try for cheese lovers!
For the recipe, check out Cookie and Kate.
2: Spicy Vegan Lentil Cakes
Lentils are a popular ingredient in vegan recipes, and lentils add substance to this recipe. Packed with vegetables, these lentil cakes are full of flavour from the smoked and spicy paprika, as well as the chilli flakes – a perfect meal for those who love spice in their life. Moreover, you can also use the lentil cakes and make your own veggie burger if you want a more substantial meal.
Go to Gourmandelle for the recipe.
3: Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Sometimes vegan recipes can get complicated, due to looking for ingredients to substitute the non-vegan ingredients with, but this recipe is easy-peasy, lemony squeezy. With only seven ingredients and no complicated steps, this recipe is easy to follow and the result is pure heaven. The rolls are fluffy, gooey and most importantly, cinnamon-y!
Check out Minimalist Baker for the recipe.
4: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Like the cinnamon rolls recipe, this recipe is easy to make, as it only uses eight ingredients. These cookies are soft and chewy, with a crisp exterior. Furthermore, this vegan recipe is also gluten and oil free! Make sure you’re also using dairy-free chocolate chips for this recipe.
For the recipe, go on The Vegan 8.
5: Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup
This vegan recipe is great for those cold winter’s days. It’s full of vegetables and spices such as cumin and curry powder, making this soup hearty and flavoursome. Moreover, the lemon juices gives this recipe a burst of freshness, contrasting beautifully with the dense flavours of the cumin and curry powder.
Check out Cookie and Kate for the recipe.
6: Veggie Chilli
Vegan recipes can reinvent traditional recipes, and this one is no different. A spin on the classic chilli corn carne, this recipe is full of spicy flavour from the cumin and chilli powder, and is full of hearty vegetables like sweet potato, red capsicum and yellow capsicum. What’s great about this recipe is that you can have it on it’s own, or make your own burrito or burrito bowl.
For the recipe, go on Jamie Oliver.
7: Honey Ginger And Tofu Veggie Stir Fry
Tofu is a staple ingredient in vegan recipes, and it might deter people from trying out vegan food, but this recipe will change your mind, as it did with me. Though the recipe says to use just carrots, you can add more vegetables to the recipe, like broccoli and mushrooms. The honey and ginger sauce is a delicious blend of sweet and tangy, which covers the bland taste of tofu. Once you try this, you will start loving tofu!
Go on Pinch of Yum for the recipe.
8: Vegan Lasagna With Roasted Vegetables
This recipe is full of flavour, from the fresh and sweet vegetables to the dried oregano and lemon juice. Like the tofu stir fry recipe, this recipe is also a great way to introduce people to tofu, as it is completely masked by the vegetables and the marinara sauce. If you want a gluten-free option, you can use quinoa lasagna sheets instead of the traditional sheets.
For the recipe, check out Food 52.