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15 Beautiful Plant-Based Recipes to Celebrate Mom and All She’s Done For You

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On Mother’s Day, we celebrate mom and all that she does for us. Growing up, mom was there to support us through life’s trials and tribulations, whether it’s taking care of us when we’re sick, helping us confront school bullies, or packing our school lunch and cooking dinner. Whatever your mom has done for you, it’s only fair that on Mother’s Day, we return the favor by treating her to some good food to show just how much we appreciate her.

To see what we’ve done previous years, check out Show Mom Some Love with These Plant-Based Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes and 20 Special Mother’s Day Recipes. Then, get ready because this year, we have 15 plant-based recipes for breakfast (or brunch), lunch, and dessert to help you celebrate mom and all that she’s done for you.

1. Grilled Asparagus and Smoked Tofu Benedict Grilled Asparagus and Smoked Tofu Benedict

This Grilled Asparagus and Smoked Tofu Benedict is everything that you would expect from this classic brunch dish and more. The smokey tofu and grilled asparagus provide a perfect foundation upon which a luxurious, creamy, dairy-free hollandaise sauce is poured over.

2. Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast toast

Blended bananas are the perfect substitute for the traditional egg in this decadent Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast recipe. A regular loaf of bread works great, or you can try slicing up a mini baguette for fun, bite-size toasts. This sweet breakfast is decorated with maple syrup and additional fresh strawberries, but a simple sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar or even an additional spoonful of the strawberry filling would both make excellent toppings.

3. Pistachio Pancakes With Cherry Syrup pistachio pancakes with cherry syrup

If you love pistachios and cherries and innovative recipes that will wow everyone, you have to make these Pistachio Pancakes With Cherry Syrup. These nutty, fluffy pistachio pancakes are made green through spinach, but the taste is undetectable, and they’re sweetened naturally with bananas. They’re topped with a drizzle of cherry syrup and crushed pistachios, but they would also be great served with plenty of whipped coconut cream.

4. Peach Melba SangriaPeach Melba Sangria

Meet the Peach Melba Sangria, the traditional peach and raspberry dessert’s boozy sister! With sangria, the fruit is key – it has to be something that you want to keep going back to. Something juicy, sweet and ripe. I selected peaches and raspberries because they looked so good at the store. Then I realized, (duh) I had the makings of a Peach Melba. To amp up the peach flavor, I added schnapps and some sparkling water for effervescence. I know, doesn’t it sound good? Aren’t you getting thirsty just thinking about it?

5. Eggless Chickpea and Kale QuicheEggless chickpea and kale quiche

This Eggless Chickpea and Kale Quiche is guaranteed to give you a perfect quiche and with no eggs at all. The light, flaky crust is complemented by the savory, moist, egg-like filling and to top it all off, you’ll throw in some other vegetables to make this breakfast as healthy as it is delicious.

6. Lemon ‘Parmesan’ PastaLemon Parmesan Pasta

This Lemon ‘Parmesan’ Pasta is light, easy, and great if you are looking for a quick dinner. The lemon gives the pasta a nice bit of acidity to cut through the parmesan’s decadent flavor. Plus, it makes for great leftovers the next day.

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7. Sesame Encrusted Spinach and Almond FalafelSesame Encrusted Falafel

Falafel are easy to make, delicious to eat and you really can put any type of special “spin” on the recipe. For these Spinach and Almond Falafel, the falafel are made with chickpeas, almond meal, and spinach and encrusted with nutty, crunchy sesame seeds. Each falafel is bursting with color, protein, and flavor. Paired with the tahini yogurt sauce and simple cucumber and tomato salad, this is a dish that will satisfy all tastes and cravings.

8. Carrot Fritters With Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Carrot Fritters With Tahini Yogurt Sauce
If you think the words “fritter” and “good-for-you” can’t go together, this recipe for Carrot Fritters aims to challenge that notion! Loaded with fresh carrots, herbs, and flax, these babies pack a powerful nutritional punch. Serve them over a bed of fresh microgreens and pair them with the simple, creamy tahini yogurt sauce.

9. Pink Sushi Rice Avocado Stacks
Sushi Rice Stacks

These Pink Sushi Rice Avocado Stacks are bite-sized, adorable, and super tasty. The rice is tossed in a tangy, vinegar and dragonfruit marinade and then layered with fresh cucumber, avocado, and lemon and finished with some sesame seeds. This is a great recipe to make when you need finger food for a party.

10. Cauliflower Steak With Pesto and Almond Cornmeal Crumbs Cauliflower Steaks With Pistachio Mint Pesto

These Cauliflower Steaks are a delight to the senses. The steaks are crispy, yet tender, and topped with a freshly made basil pesto and a crunchy, toasted almond and cornmeal crumble. Serve this crowd-pleasing entrée on a bed of fresh spinach with fresh tomatoes and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

11. Rainbow Gelato Cakes Rainbow Gelato Cakes [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These Rainbow Gelato Cakes are the perfect treat for mom. This healthy, gluten-free dessert will brighten up your day with its amazing colors and its wonderful spectrum of flavors! These cute mini cakes are a great dairy-free ice cream alternative, and the nutty consistency makes this cream rich and buttery, just like traditional gelato!

12. Chocolate Lovers Cake With Banana Ice CreamChocolate Lovers Cake With Banana Ice Cream and Chocolate Hard Shell [Vegan]

Everyone deserves an awesome chocolate explosion every once in a while — especially mom, on Mother’s Day. This ostentatious Chocolate Lovers Cake With Banana Ice Cream looks not only decadent, it’s heaven – actually chocolate heaven. The chocolate cake is fluffy and soft, like it should be. The banana ice cream is the perfect addition to the cake and chocolate hard shell – well it’s really hard to describe how heavenly this cake is! You have to try it yourself.

13. Creamy Lemon and Raspberry SliceCreamy Lemon and Raspberry Slice c

A light, citrusy, sweet, yet tart, creamy filling on top of a baked crispy base. These Lemon and Raspberry Slices consist of a creamy cashew and coconut cream filling, swirled with raspberries and brightened with lemon juice and zest on a simple crust. Perfect to share among friends or keep in the fridge to have for dessert throughout the week!

14. Blueberry Lime Cheesecake With Cookie CrustBlueberry Lime Cheesecake

This Blueberry Lime Cheesecake might be the best cheesecake you’ll ever make. It’s extremely creamy, not overwhelmingly sweet or tangy, and it has a stay-in-place crust that will let you cut beautiful, picture-esque slices. The batter for the filling tastes like a vanilla milkshake, so be sure to taste-test before you pop it in the refrigerator.

15. Pecan Carrot CakePecan Carrot Cake

You can never go wrong with the classics, like this yummy Pecan Carrot Cake! This decadent cake packs carrots, raisins, pecans, and that classic cinnamon flavor with rich cream cheese frosting. Perfect for any occasion.

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Stop on by our vegan Mother’s Day recipes page for even more ideas.

Lead image source: Lemon ‘Parmesan’ Pasta

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