June 3rd is National Egg Day and we are celebrating all the egg dishes we can make even better without eggs. This is the perfect day to show our family, friends, and the world that eggs are not necessary for making dishes where eggs are the main ingredient.
Most people know that it’s possible to cook and bake without eggs and that we can use ingredients like flaxseeds, chia seeds, and pureéd fruit for binders and leavening agents. But what about dishes like omelets, frittatas, and quiches? No problem! What about Eggs Benedict and sunny side-up eggs? We’ve got it covered!
Plus, we’ve got tons of recipes that prove eggs are just not necessary. Look at these 20 Egg-Centric Dishes Without Eggs, 21 Dishes Made Without Eggs, 10 Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Egg Cravings, and 50 Egg-cellent Vegan Recipes Made Without Eggs. Then we have another 15 “eggy” recipes that show dishes are better off without eggs.
1. Omelet Muffins
These Omelet Muffins may look fancy, especially if you call them soufflés and serve them as a part of a beautiful dinner, but they’re actually super simple. Made with silken tofu, chickpea flour, and vegetables, these muffins will rise high just like a soufflé does. No eggs necessary for these “eggy” little muffins.
2. Sunny Side Up Fried ‘Egg’
If you’re missing the sunny side eggs you used to have for breakfast, you’ll be thrilled to try these Sunny Side Up Fried ‘Egg’. They have the whites and they have the yolks, but they have none of the cholesterol, so they are the perfect vegan eggs.
3. Spinach and Artichoke Soufflé
This Spinach and Artichoke Soufflé isn’t exactly like a traditional egg-based soufflé, but that’s what makes it so great! Piping hot clouds of “cheesy” tofu and vegetables are enclosed in a tender, flaky crust. This soufflé definitely needs to make an appearance on your breakfast table!
4. Baked Spinach and Herb Frittata
This egg-less Baked Spinach and Herb Frittata gets mixed in a bowl, poured in a pan, and baked until crispy and golden. Filled with vegetables and completely versatile, it’s the ultimate vegan breakfast. It’s good hot, warm, room temperature and cold. It’s flavored with simple but key spices and brightened by fresh herbs.
5. Not Smoked Salmon Scramble
You’ll be amazed by just how much these smoked carrot slivers look and taste like smoked salmon. This NOT Smoked Salmon Scramble will be your new favorite breakfast dish. This sort of dish shows that we can create appetizing, tasty and healthy vegan dishes that stand up to any non-vegan version.
6. Fresh Spinach Quiche
Savory and satisfying, this Fresh Spinach Quiche is a wonderful spring dish loaded with greens, legumes, and other healthy ingredients. Enjoy it as written or add your favorite fillings. This is perfect for breakfast, brunch or a light dinner with a salad.
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7. Asparagus Tofu Tartines with Light Hollandaise Sauce
A tartine is a French open-faced sandwich – the French version of bruschetta. These Asparagus Tofu Tartines with Light Hollandaise Sauce are fresh, delicious and make a beautiful presentation. Tofu stands in for the eggs and the light sauce is creamy and rich. Serve these and your guests will be saying “ooh la la!”
8. Cauliflower Fried Rice with Scrambled Tofu
This Cauliflower Fried Rice with Scrambled Tofu is a grain-free, egg-free version of the traditional dish. Packed with spring vegetables and scrambled tofu, the rice is swapped with cauliflower rice. This hearty breakfast is packed with flavor without the heaviness of rice, but thanks to the tofu scramble, it’ll fill you up.
9. Spicy Tofu Scramble and Avocado Breakfast Burrito
This Spicy Tofu Scramble and Avocado Breakfast Burrito is the right way to kick off your morning. It’s stuffed with scrambled tofu, made spicy from fresh jalapeño peppers, fresh greens, avocado, and a zingy hot sauce. This burrito makes a satisfying breakfast or brunch. You could even add black beans or a drizzle of Sriracha if jalapeño isn’t spicy enough for you.
10. Nigerian Yam and ‘Egg’
Yam and egg is a staple in most Nigerian households. This vegan Nigerian Yam and ‘Egg’ is an easy-as-pie dish that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Anything really is possible in the world of vegan cooking and with a sense of adventure and experimentation in the kitchen, there’s no reason to miss out on anything.
11. Vegan Meringue
Meringue is a dessert made from whipped egg whites and sugar, unless it’s Vegan Meringue. Then, it’s made from sugar and aquafaba, which is the liquid from a can of chickpeas that we usually rinse and drain away. It gets whipped until it forms stiff peaks and then you can use it for whatever desserts you like.
12. Deviled Veggs
If you’re missing deviled eggs, you’ll want to try making these Deviled Veggs. The secret to holding the soy cream, tofu, and sour cream all together is agar agar, which gives the white portion a gelatin-like texture. When you make these, stick as close as you can to this recipe, use the whitest ingredients you can find. Serve these at a party and they’re guaranteed to blow the minds of all your guests.
13. Tofu Huevos Rancheros
Perfect for breakfast or brunch, this dish of Tofu Huevos Rancheros will make any day special. Tofu cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes, and lots of bold spices, stands in for the eggs. The homemade salsa is the perfect accompaniment with fresh cilantro and spicy jalapeño. Serve with refried beans and avocado for a delicious start to the day.
14. The Ultimate Vegan Eggs
Be prepared for people to look twice and think you’ve gone mad when you tell them these eggs are vegan. Made with potato, these Ultimate Vegan Eggs taste every bit as good as actual eggs. They are truly a genius invention.
15. ‘Egg’ Salad Sandwich
If you like tofu scrambles, you’re going to love this ‘Egg’ Salad Sandwich recipe. Unlike the warm and savory scramble, this sandwich is served cold and contains two different types of mustard and relish for added flavor. Whip one up for breakfast or take some on your next picnic!
See? There’s no need for eggs when we can make all the eggy dishes we love by using plant-based ingredients. Join us in celebrating National No Egg Day with these delicious recipes.
Lead image source: Spicy Tofu Scramble and Avocado Breakfast Burrito