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If you’re looking for a delicious and unique way to add some flavor to your vegan diet, then you should definitely try some Jamaican-inspired recipes. Jamaican cuisine is known for its bold and flavorful dishes, and there are plenty of vegan recipes that can be made to replicate the traditional flavors.

1. Jamaican Jerk Walnut Tacos

Jamaican Jerk Walnut Tacos

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If you love the flavors of Jamaican Jerk, then you’ll surely love these delicious Vegan Jamaican Jerk Walnut Tacos by Shanika Graham-White, made with a flavorful walnut mixture, homemade jerk seasoning, roasted veggies, pineapple chunks, and an easy lime sauce. These little tacos have so much flavor and is a great meatless alternative for lunch or dinner.

2. Jamaican Bowl

Jamaican Bowl

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This Vegan Jamaican Bowl by Val & Mani Latifi brings that island flavor! The jerk sweet potatoes, rice and peas, curried collard greens, and mango salsa are a culinary dancehall party for your tastebuds. This bowl is the perfect way to liven up your boring meal-prep routine.

3. Jamaican Brown Stew Mushrooms with Butter Beans 

Jamaican Brown Stew Mushrooms with Butter Beans

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This Jamaican Brown Stew Mushrooms with Butter Beans by Trudy Geneus is packed with Jamaican flavors and spices and starts with browning crimini mushrooms!

4. Jamaican Meat Patties 

Jamaican Meat Patties

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Rich, spicy, primally satisfying ground beef hand pies are a street‑food staple across the Caribbean. Since plant-based meat shines when it’s layered with pungent flavors, here are Jamaican-­inspired Jamaican Meat Patties by America’s Test Kitchen with a plant-based filing using scallions, garlic, curry powder, allspice, and Chile. You’ll be glad each pie is an individual serving, because once you’ve tasted them you won’t want to share.

5. Jamaican Power Bowl 

Jamaican Power Bowl

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This Vegan Jamaican Power Bowl by Shanika Graham-White is the ultimate plant-based dish for the entire family. Notes of spicy, sweet, and savory which create a beautiful balance of texture and flavor in one bite.

6. Jamaican Spiced Corn Soup

Jamaican Spiced Corn Soup

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This Jamaican Spiced Corn Soup by Shanika Graham-White is easy to make and you can adjust the heat level!

7. Jerk Mushrooms with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

Jerk Mushrooms with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

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The Jerk Mushrooms with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice by Dominique Ebra brings a variety of fresh flavors to your pallet to compliment the spicier mushrooms and creamy coconut rice. Although this recipe has a fairly long list of ingredients, making this dish at home is super easy!

8. Jerk Meatloaf 

Jerk Meatloaf

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This plant-based Jerk Meatloaf by Brooke Brimm is another delicious entree choice if you’re cooking for a group or family!

9. Spicy Jamaican Curry

Spicy Jamaican Curry

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This Caribbean tofu curry recipe has a perfect balance of creaminess and spiciness, thanks to the addition of fragrant spices and cooling coconut milk. This Spicy Jamaican Curry by Andri Neocleous is a perfect option for an alternative comforting mid-week dinner that even non-vegans will enjoy!

10. Warming Jerk Jackfruit with Pineapple, Corn, Peppers and Sweet Potato

Warming Jerk Jackfruit with Pineapple, Corn, Peppers and Sweet Potato

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Here we have lightly coated the jackfruit with a little bit of delicious jerk spice and balanced the flavors with roasted pineapple, sweet potato wedges, corn on the cob and peppers. This Warming Jerk Jackfruit with Pineapple, Corn, Peppers and Sweet Potato by Claire Swift and Sarah Biagetti is a vibrant array of color and flavor.

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