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Your Beginner’s Recipe Guide to Amazing Vegan Dishes!


Ditching the meat and dairy? No problem! Now more than ever, there are endless options to vegan food. Whatever you’re thinking of can most likely be made vegan. We’re here to start you off with 15 recipes from the Food Monster App that are easy, classic, and make you wonder why you didn’t try them sooner.

1.  Mushroom Bolognese With Chickpea Crumble
Vegan Mushroom Bolognese With Chickpea Crumble

A comforting and delicious meatless riff on traditional Bolognese, this Mushroom Bolognese  is hearty, rich and flavorful with a crispy chickpea topping. Perfect for those colder days.

2. Tex-Mex Walnut Cauliflower Fajita Bowl
vegan tex-mex walnut cauliflower fajita bowl

This Tex-Mex Walnut Cauliflower Fajita Bowl is a hybrid recipe, of Mexican and American food, veganized and healthy. The flavors, crunch, and seasoning all work well in creating this awesome veggie bowl. Not in the mood for salad? Replace it with a tortilla.

3. Beefless Beef Stew
vegan beefless beef stew

Keep warm this winter with a hearty cup of this Beefless Beef Stew. It’s a vegan take on the traditional dish that’s so good you’ll never know it’s meat-free. Throw some mushrooms into the mix to add a little variance to the root vegetable texture.

4. Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad
vegan roasted chickpea ginger salad

Creamy, Classic, Cool. Caesar Salad. Why drop 8 dollars or more at a restaurant when you could make it at home? Loaded with healthy fats and high in protein, this Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad has a creamy tofu-based dressing and roasted chickpea “croutons.” Using silken tofu instead of the traditional soaked cashews as the base for the dressing cuts down significantly on the amount of fat without affecting any of the taste!

5. Sauerkraut, Sunflower Seed, and Cashew ‘Tuna’ Fish
vegan sauerkraut sunflower seed and cashew tuna fish

A fresh probiotic rich substitute for tuna fish sandwiches made from an ingredient combination you have to taste to appreciate. This ‘Tuna’ Fish is made with sauerkraut, sunflower seeds, cashews, seaweed, and all the regular tuna fish fixings. The faint vinegar taste of sauerkraut is the perfect addition along with the seaweed that adds a fishy flavor!

6. 15-Minute Tempura Vegetables With Dipping Sauce
vegan 15-minute tempura vegetables with dipping sauce

People often consider tempura a difficult dish to create, however, it is in fact incredibly easy, with just a few simple ingredients required. That’s why this 15-Minute Vegetable Tempura is a winner. The trick to creating the perfect light yet crispy batter is using sparkling, carbonated water that is ice cold. Use vegetables that need minimal preparation, such as button mushrooms and broccoli, to save time.

7. Double Chocolate Chunk Sunbutter Cookies
vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Sunbutter Cookies

These Double Chocolate Chunk Sunbutter Cookies are miraculously made without any flour and instead use sunflower seed butter as their base, which yields a rich and gooey result. They are surprisingly cakey and unapologetically fudgy with their dark chocolate chunks. The sunflower seed coating around the outside also adds a pleasant crunch.

8. Anti-Inflammatory Overnight Oats
vegan overnight turmeric oats

These Anti-Inflammatory Overnight Oats with chia seeds are packed with flavor and anti-inflammatory ingredients! A generous heap of cinnamon and turmeric, plus an extra squeeze of lemon will keep you on top of your game no matter what the weather’s like. Make these oats in a mason jar and take it to go in the morning.

9. Bean and Mushroom Fajitas
vegan bean and mushroom fajitas

These Bean and Mushroom Fajitas are such a go-to dinner recipe for busy weeknight evenings. It’s quick to make, doesn’t create a lot of dishes; and if you don’t feel like mixing your own seasoning and making the pico de gallo and guacamole, these can be readily purchased in almost any store to speed things up. The biggest bonus is that everyone around the table gets excited when they realize it’s fajita night.

10.  Veggie Pasta Sauce
vegan veggie pasta sauce

The perfect Veggie Pasta Sauce recipe, inspired by Greek roots, is the only pasta sauce you’ll need. With red onions, smoky cumin, sweet baby peppers, fresh tomatoes, and fresh parsley, it just screams “EAT ME!” These flavors all marry perfectly and really come together with each and every bite!

11. Goji and Chia Seed Overnight Oats
vegan chia seed superfood overnight oats

Goji and Chia Seed Overnight Oats are the perfect compromise when you don’t want something pipping hot but you don’t want it ice cold either, because they are about room temperature by the time you eat them. Packed with superfoods like chia seed and goji berries!

12. Smoky Cashew Mac and Cheese
vegan smoky cashew mac and cheese

This richly creamy, Smoky Cashew Mac and Cheese is ready in no time. Made from cashews and a blend of flavors that amp up the cheesy, umami flavor like nutritional yeast, garlic, mustard, and smoked paprika, you won’t believe that this classic dish is dairy-free. Just cook the pasta, blend the sauce ingredients together, and heat!

13. Kale and Pumpkin Salad
vegan kale and pumpkin salad

This Pumpkin and Kale Salad could be a perfect example for a light dinner in between parties or a delicious side dish. Kale is actually an amazing green to prepare salads in advance, thanks to its rough leaves which don’t go soggy easily. And pumpkin is a must be in any dinner these days.

14. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Jars
vegan blueberry cheesecake jars

This No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Jar can easily be made into whatever berry flavor you want – strawberry, blackberry, mixed berry, etc. And though you could easily turn this into an actual cheesecake with a full graham cracker crust base, dividing this no bake vegan blueberry cheesecake into jars is actually quite brilliant.

15. Lemon Banana Cashew Cream Pie
vegan lemon banana cashew cream pie

Did you ever realize that lemon pairs pretty amazingly to bananas? Yes, the zesty lemon flavor takes a banana cream pie to the next level. So, come on board with this delicious Lemon Banana Cashew Cream Pie!

For more amazing vegan ideas to kick off your plant-based diet, check out our 10 Easy Vegan Recipes That You Should Know. There are so many awesome recipes out there, and we here at One Green Planet are here to help you start creating with the Food Monster App! It’s available to download on both iPhone and Android, so take it wherever you go. With over 10,000 plant-based recipes, you’ll always find something new and interesting. Subscribers gain access to new recipes every day!

Lead image source: Bean and Mushroom Fajitas

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5 comments on “Your Beginner’s Recipe Guide to Amazing Vegan Dishes!”

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Elizabeth Gonzalez
9 Months Ago

where does everyone get bulk cashews? I can never find more than a 12 oz. package for no less than$6.

Kaylan Lewin
9 Months Ago

Christopher Bustoss

Christopher Bustos
04 Jan 2018

Thank you

Kerry Bull
9 Months Ago

Liz Karakus

Kungaa Joseph
9 Months Ago

have the search button fixed on the website too. Can't access any recipes if one is typing a word in the search box.


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