October 16th is a day when people all around the world come together to help fight hunger and commit to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. World Food Day was established in 1979 and is observed in almost every country on the planet! The date marks the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Canada in 1945.
Every year, people come together to raise awareness and engage others in the movement to end hunger. There are grassroots events, hunger walks, World Food Day dinners and food drives.
If you want to be involved in the fight, check out 5 Ways to Fight Hunger in Your Community. Be a part of the solution in your community and around the world. World Food Day is a global movement to end hunger because no one should have to go hungry. As people all around the world come together as one to fight hunger, we want to bring together the cuisines from around the world as well. That’s why we chose to highlight these 10 vegan fusion dishes that combine different global cuisines.
1. Indian Fusion Green Tacos
These Green Tacos are “fusion” tacos because they merge similar elements of Mexican and Indian cooking. Vibrant flavors like cumin, lime, chili, mango, garlic, tomato, and beans feature prominently in both. These ingredients and more come together to create these awesome fusion wraps, and perhaps you’ll agree that Mexican and Indian flavors are a match made in heaven!
2. Thai Peanut Burrito Bowls
Not only are they ridiculously simple, these Thai Peanut Burrito Bowls are completely and utterly out-of-this-world tasty. The peanut sauce is the shining star: it’s seriously rich, ultra-creamy, slightly spicy, and made from peanut butter. When all the Mexican and Thai components of this bowl harmonizes, all the best textures and flavors combine to make one easy yet epic meal!
3. Mexican Lasagna
The layers of flavor of this Mexican Lasagna will make you smile in delight when you take a bite. Mexican lasagna is like a taco casserole or a layered soft taco. You can change up the fillings layers to anything you want. Then top it with all of your favorites too.
4. Ratatouille Fideo Fusion
This Ratatouille Fideo will transport you to Europe in a flash. It is the vegan fusion of fideo, the traditional Spanish toasted noodles dish and French ratatouille, a medley of stewed eggplant, squash, and tomato. Few recipes of ratatouille cook the veggies long enough, but this recipe leaves nothing lacking. The vegetables will simply melt in your mouth.
5. Kimchi Poutine
This marrying of a Canadian favorite and a Korean healthy flavor bomb might seem a bit strange. But all it will take is one bite of this Kimchi Poutine to convince you. The hot, soft sweet potato fries are seasoned perfectly with fragrant, garlicky, gingery and impeccably spiced kimchi. Then you get a hint of a tangy and ever so cheesy hemp sauce. Not so strange anymore, right?
6. Indian Tikka Masala Pizzas
These Indian Tikka Masala Pizzas are some of the most creatively delicious pizzas you’ll ever make! Spicy and saucy cauliflower tikka masala on top of crispy homemade whole wheat pizza crusts … are you hungry yet? Because they’re meant to be served individually, these pizzas would be the perfect appetizers for any party.
7. Miso Kimchi Nachos With Cashew Cheese
These Miso Kimchi Nachos are a great combination of Korean and Southwestern classics. The miso paste in the cheese sauce adds the perfect deep, salty undertone. The sour crunch of the kimchi alongside the freshness of the kale and yellow pepper is just totally awesome. You definitely want these nachos in your belly right now!
8. Falafel Tacos
Falafel is a Middle Eastern favorite. Who can resist little balls made out of chickpeas and parsley with feisty spices? Instead of the usual pita bread, change up your usual falafel dish and make these Falafel Tacos. The corn tortillas are perfect for holding these beauties, especially when topped with either with green sauce or with salsa.
9. Jackfruit Banh Mi Tacos
Whoever first thought of turning a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich into a taco was a certified genius. But vegan Jackfruit Banh Mi Tacos are even better. Tender Jackfruit is coated in a sweet and sour teriyaki sauce, all topped with crunchy, tangy pickled veggies, creamy Sriracha mayo, and enrobed in a soft corn tortilla. Now that’s one epic Vietnamese taco.
10. Mexican Style Pizza
Fuse the American obsession with pizza and a love for Mexican flavors and you have yourself a perfect pizza! This Mexican-Style Pizza has a good head start with the use of naturally spicy shiitake mushrooms. Just layer a few more goodies like black beans and vegan cheese and you’ve got a great, easy and special pizza that puts a spin on the same old slice.
In today’s day and age, with all the technology and science, there’s no way that anyone in the world should still be hungry. Let’s remember all those who are less fortunate and work together to bring an end to world hunger.
Lead image source: Jackfruit Bahn Mi Tacos